No Man’s Land: Daughters of the Dust (1991)

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Julie Dash’s dreamlike Daughters of the Dust is a film about memory, rekindling the viewer with a feeling of community and and connectedness with one’s place of birth, family and customs. The film chronicles multiple generations of women from the Gullah people that lived on islands off the coast of South Carolina and were able to preserve their own African heritage and culture well into the 20th century. Beyoncé is a big fan and she used the imagery and cultural iconography for her visual album Lemonade in 2016. Don’t miss out on this largely undiscovered cinematic gem.

Regie: Julie Dash

Cast: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Genre:

Drama, Historisch, Romantiek

Land: Verenigd Koninkrijk

Speelduur: 112 minuten

Taal: Engels

Ondertiteling: Geen

Kijkwijzer:
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At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, “Daughters of the Dust” was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Casting a long legacy, this film still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s video album “Lemonade.” Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.