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Cornell Royal in Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

1991 NR

Julie Dash's landmark film follows a large African-American family moving north in the early 20th century, bringing to life the conflicts and struggles that confront every family leaving their homeland for the promise of a better future. This emotionally charged drama also explores the unique culture of the Gullah people; as the generations struggle with the decision to leave, their rich Gullah heritage and African roots rise to the surface.