• Director

    Julie Dash

  • With

    Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara-O, Trula Hoosier

  • USA-Germany 1991. 112min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    12A

An island off the coast of Georgia, 1902: a Gullah family is gathered for a last supper before the younger generation leave for the mainland, leaving behind the matriarch Nana and the traditions of their African ancestors. Impressionistic, imaginative and steeped in symbols, myth and history, Dash’s time-bending film combines and contrasts different belief systems to highly original effect.

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