Daughters of the Dust

Best Cinematography Sundance Film Festival (1991)

 Daughters of the Dust (113 mins) produced by Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa, and Lindsey Law for American Playhouse Theatrical Films, and Directed by Julie Dash. The Sundance Award winning film was the  first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States.

National Film Registry

The Library of Congress has place Daughters of the Dust in the National Film Registry, it joins a select group of American films preserved as national treasures.

Daughters of the Dust, set in 1902, in the sea islands of the south (Lowcountry) tells the story of three generations of Gullah women in the Peazant family as they prepare to migrate to the North.


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