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Daughters of the Dust

1991 | 1h 53m | Drama, Romance

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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 thei...

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'Daughters of the Dust' Movie details

Director

Julie Dash

Stars

Cora Lee Day Alva Rogers Barbarao Trula Hoosier Umar Abdurrahamn Adisa Anderson Kaycee Moore Bahni Turpin Cheryl Lynn Bruce Tommy Redmond Hicks

UK release date

27 Dec 1991
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