The first feature-length film by a female African-American filmmaker to receive theatrical release in the US, Julie Dash's DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST explores one day on a Sea Island as three generations of women confront their common past, their futures and each other.
In 1902, two members of the Peazant family, straitlaced Viola (Cheryl Lynn Bruce) and worldly Yellow Mary (Barbara O) make the crossing to one of South Carolina's Sea Islands to pick up the rest of the family and escort them in a move to the North. Trula (Trula Hoosier), Mary's soulmate,
accompanies them and the thoroughly modern Mr. Snead (Tommy Hicks) goes along to document the excursion. But they a...