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Daughters of the Dust

Street Date:
April 11th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1991
Studio:
Cohen Media Group
Length:
112 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Cora Day, Alva Rogers, Trula Hoosier, Umar Abdurrahamn, Adisa Anderson

Director:

Julie Dash

Plot Synopsis:

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multigenerational family in the Gullah community in the Sea Islands off of South Carolina -- former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions -- suffers a generational split. An older group of sisters return after migrating north to New York with intentions of bringing the rest of their family back across the water to the mainland with them. But, tensions arrive when the newly Americanized sisters view their homeland's way of living as backwards, all while Nana, the family elder who embodies the traditions and folklore of their African roots, is struggling to keep the family together and to pass on the knowledge of their ancestors.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray
  • NEW 2K restoration of the film

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA

Subtitles/Captions

  • English, English SDH

Supplements

  • Interview with director Julie Dash and Dr. Stephane Dunn, director of Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies at Morehouse College
  • Q&A session with director Julie Dash and actress Cheryl Bruce at the Chicago International Film Festival, moderated by actress Regina Taylor
  • Interview with cinematographer Arthur Jafa
  • Audio commentary by director Julie Dash and Michelle Materre
  • Re-release trailer for the 2K restoration of the film