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Daughters of the Dust (1991)

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Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »

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Julie Dash

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Julie Dash
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cora Lee Day Cora Lee Day ... Nana Peazant
Alva Rogers Alva Rogers ... Eula Peazant
Barbarao Barbarao ... Yellow Mary
Trula Hoosier Trula Hoosier ... Trula
Umar Abdurrahamn Umar Abdurrahamn ... Bilal Muhammad
Adisa Anderson Adisa Anderson ... Eli Peazant
Kaycee Moore ... Haagar Peazant
Bahni Turpin ... Iona Peazant
Cheryl Lynn Bruce ... Viola Peazant
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Mr. Snead
Tony King ... Newlywed Man (as Malik Farrakhan)
Cornell Royal Cornell Royal ... Daddy Mack Peazant
Vertamae Grosvenor Vertamae Grosvenor ... Hair Braider
Sherry Jackson Sherry Jackson ... Older Cousin
Ervin Green Ervin Green ... Baptist Minister (as Reverend Ervin Green)
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Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastions of these mores in America. Set in 1902. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | History | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Córki pylu See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,624, 5 January 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,642,436
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Selected to the Library of Congress National Registry of Film in 2004. See more »

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[first lines]
Nana Peazant: I am the first and the last. I am the honored one and the scorned one. I am the whore and the holy one. I am the wife and the virgin. I am the barren one and many are my daughters. I am the silence that you can not understand. I am the utterance of my name.
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Don't Believe the Hype
3 July 2006 | by mizkwebb-1See all my reviews

I'll start by saying that I usually like non-linear movies, and that I'm interested in African-American history and the Gullah people. That said, this movie was one of the all-time worst I have ever seen. There's no plot, no character development, and no way to determine what the relationships between most of the characters are. It's as if you were dropped from the sky into the midst of this somewhat unsympathetic bunch of women (the men are ciphers, no personalities at all, merely an afterthought), and during the time you are there they don't speak to you and reveal nothing about themselves. The Gullah dialect is almost impossible to understand, and there are no subtitles. Yeah, the cinematography is nice, but save yourself a couple bucks and watch a PBS show. It's obvious that the ONLY reason many people are so entranced by this film is that it was the first independent film by an African-American woman.


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