Set in the early 1900s, the Pazants family prepares to migrate from their Sea Island home to the mainland, leaving their land and legacy behind. Daughters of the Dust was the first dramatic feature film to explore the traditions of the Gullah, the descendants of African slaves who once worked the plantations and later inhabited the many islands dotting the South Carolina and Georgia coastlines. It is a story about the struggle between tradition and progress. –Sundance Film Festival
Julie Dash (born October 22, 1952 in Long Island City, Queens, New York) is a United States filmmaker. Her Daughters of the Dust in 1991 was the first full-length film with general theatrical release in the United States by an African American woman. Daughters of the Dust was included in the National Film Registry in 2004. She is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. —Wikipedia
All the performances are great. I can't wait to see more of her stuff. I know some people don't like comparing the films by POCs to Western films, but this really gave me a sense of Fanny and Alexander. The production design, the costumes, and even the hairstyles are all very good. I think that the editing hasn't held up in time extremely well, but it is nonetheless an incredible film. More people need to see this.
Also: David Cronenberg’s TV series. Trailer for the restored Napoleon.