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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 more »

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Nana Peazant
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Eula Peazant
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Yellow Mary
Trula Hoosier ...
Trula
Umar Abdurrahamn ...
Bilal Muhammad
Adisa Anderson ...
Eli Peazant
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Haagar Peazant
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Iona Peazant
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Viola Peazant
Tommy Redmond Hicks ...
Mr. Snead
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Newlywed Man (as Malik Farrakhan)
Cornell Royal ...
Daddy Mack Peazant
Vertamae Grosvenor ...
Hair Braider
Sherry Jackson ...
Older Cousin
Ervin Green ...
Baptist Minister (as Reverend Ervin Green)
Marcus Humphrey ...
Boatman
Bernard Wilson ...
Boatman
Althea Lang ...
Newlywed Woman
Catherine Tarver ...
Woman with Baby
Jasmine Lee ...
Peazant Baby
Dalisia Robinson ...
Peazant Baby
Willie Faulkner ...
Peazant Man
Frank Brown ...
Peazant Man
Rueben Fripp ...
Peazant Man
Derrick Coaxum ...
Peazant Boy
Neil Howard ...
Peazant Boy
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Peazant Child
Zenovia Green ...
Peazant Child
Taira Miller ...
Peazant Child
Tiffanye Hills ...
Peazant Child
Jabario Cuthbert ...
Ninnyjugs
Yolanda Simmons ...
Teenage Girl
Ebony Hills ...
Teenage Girl
Jamar Freeman ...
Pete
Detrell Freeman ...
Re-Pete
Vivian Dawson ...
Rice Husker
Inez Griffin ...
Rice Husker
Kai-Lynn Warren ...
Unborn Child
Geraldine Dunston ...
Viola's Mother
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St. Julien Lastchild
Darrell O'Cook ...
Moss Gatherer
Julius Cook ...
Moss Gatherer
Benjamin Gillens ...
Minister's Assistant
Ronald Daise ...
Processional Man
Marie Smalls ...
Woman Being Baptized
Lonnie Moon ...
Baptismal Procession member
De Witt Parker ...
Baptismal Procession member
Emma Robinson ...
Baptismal Procession member
Taylor Thompson ...
Baptismal Procession member
Virginia Green ...
Baptismal Procession member
Maceo Griffin ...
Baptismal Procession member
Archie Thomas ...
Baptismal Procession member
Raymond Paige ...
Baptismal Procession member
Ervena Faulkner ...
Baptismal Procession member
J.R. Wilson ...
Baptismal Procession member
Wilhemina Wilson ...
Baptismal Procession member
Tarell Brown ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Shanna Parker ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Belle White ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Stanley White ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Maxine Royale ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Georgia Wiggins ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Carolyn Garris ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Ella Powell ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Bernice Jenkins ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Lillian Johnson ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Jackie Parker ...
Indigo Plantation worker
Sharria Johnson ...
Young Nana Peazant
Leroy Simmons Jr. ...
Young Daddy Mack
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Eartha Robinson ...
Myown (uncredited)

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Julie Dash

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Julie Dash ... ()

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Julie Dash ... producer
Pamm R. Jackson ... associate producer
Arthur Jafa ... producer
Steven Jones ... producer
Lindsay Law ... executive producer
Bernard Nicolas ... associate producer
Floyd Webb ... associate producer

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John Barnes

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Arthur Jafa

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Joseph Burton
Amy Carey

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Amy Carey ... post-production supervisor

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Len Hunt

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Kerry Marshall

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Michael Kelly Williams

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Arline Burks Gant

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Rose Chatterton ... makeup artist

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C.C. Barnes ... assistant director
Nandi Bowe ... assistant director
Larry Meistrich ... assistant director
J. Miller Tobin ... assistant director

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Ricardo M. Butler ... set dresser
Frank M. Fleming ... property assistant

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Veda Campbell ... sound mixer
Jeremy Hoenack ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Michael Payne ... sound supervisor
Chris Sibert ... boom operator
Jerry Trent ... foley artist

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Arthur Jafa ... camera operator
Robin Melhuish ... assistant camera
Alex Vlacos ... gaffer

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Eric Mofford ... location manager

Transportation Department

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Kenneth Wright ... transportation captain (uncredited)

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Susan Jacobs ... publicist
Lorna Johnson ... production assistant
Tracie Morris ... production assistant
Kathleen Richter ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Дочери пыли (Russia)
  • Córki pylu (Poland)
Runtime
  • 112 min
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Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP3,366, 23 Sep 1993

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Trivia Selected to the Library of Congress National Registry of Film in 2004. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in My Cousin Vinny/Article 99/American Me/The Lawnmower Man/Shakes the Clown/Daughters of the Dust (1992). See more »
Quotes [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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