select
select
select
select
select
select
select
Daughters of the Dust
1991
Synopsis

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.

Cohen Media Group is proud to present the 25th anniversary restoration of director Julie Dash’s landmark film “Daughters of the Dust.” 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, “Daughters of the Dust” 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.

Select Press

A number of media outlets have drawn parallels between Daughters of the Dust and Beyoncé's Lemonade album: 

The New York Times: ‘Daughters of the Dust,’ an Inspiration for ‘Lemonade,’ Is Restored

The New Yorker: Our Dated Model of Theatrical Release Is Hurting Independent Cinema

The Hollywood Reporter: 'Daughters of the Dust,' Film Inspiration for Beyonce's 'Lemonade,' Returning to Theaters

Entertainment Weekly: Lemonade inspiration Daughters of the Dust to be re-released

> Read more about Beyoncé's Lemonade and Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust at this Cohen Film Collection blog post.

© 2017 Cohen Film Collection


Site by GHD