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Daughters of the Dust

Directed by Julie Dash
United States, 1991


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.

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Daughters of the Dust Directed by Julie Dash

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

1991 | 2 wins including: Dramatic (Cinematography Award)

Toronto International Film Festival


New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 | Winner: Special Award

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2013 | Winner: Best Rediscoveries

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