Daughters of the Dust is available to watch on BFI player, here.

Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust is a landmark of independent film. With great lyricism, the film tells the story of a large African-American family as it prepares to move north in the early 1900s. Using this simple tale, the film brings to life the changing values, conflicts and struggles that confront every family as they leave their homeland for the promise of a new and better future. An African-American treasure and a vitally important work by a major directing talent, the film is presented in a new restoration.

Looking forward to Daughters of the Dust? Hear our review in this month’s film podcast. Starts at 0.30 min mark…

Languages:
English

Duration:
112 minutes

Country of origin:
USA

Year of production:
1991