• Director

    Julie Dash

  • With

    Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

  • USA 1991. 112min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


An island off the coast of Georgia, 1902: a family is gathered for a last supper before the younger generation depart for the mainland, leaving behind the traditions of their African ancestors. Julie Dash’s dazzling film is a seminal work of myth, history and spiritual belief that remains powerfully resonant today, most notably as a major influence on Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade.

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