Julie Dash • USA • 1991
112 mins • HD • PG
Set in 1902 as an African-American family prepares to leave their island home for the mainland, this groundbreaking debut remains urgent, poetic and resonant, most recently inspiring Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
“Daughters of the Dust abounds with stunning motifs and tableaux, the iconography seemingly sourced from dreams as much as from history and folklore. But however seductive and trance-inducing, the visual splendor of Dash’s film is never vaporous.”
— Melissa Anderson, Village Voice