Women Make Waves International Film Festival


Daughters of the Dust

Julie DASH 1991 USA、UK Fiction color 113min English Digi Beta
In 1902, the Gullah family sets off to migrate to the north. Led by a remarkable group of African American women who are carriers of ancient African traditions and beliefs, the extended family readies itself to leave behind friends, loved ones and an entire insulated way of life. Can these women hold on to their ancient religious beliefs, or will they be swept away into the race toward an era of science and industry? This richly costumed drama, structured in tableaux to mirror the art and icons of its ancient African past, is a testimony to the secret celebrations and packed-away sorrows of African American women.


Julie DASH

Julie DASH was born and raised in New York City, she earned her M.F.A. in Film & Television production at UCLA. DASH is a writer, producer and director. In 1992, with her lm Daughters of the Dust, DASH became the rst African American woman to have a full-length general theatrical release in the United States. It is the most important cinematic achievements in Black Cinema in the 20th century. In 2007, DASH received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Images of Black Women Film Festival in the UK. She was also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for her lm The Rosa Parks Story.

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Julie DASH

1973 Working Models of Success 1975 For Women

1977 Diary of an African Nun 1982 黑白幻音 Illusions

1991 Praise House

1991 塵埃的女兒 Daughters of the Dust

1997 Grip Till it Hurts

1997 即興地鐵爵士樂 Sax, Cantor Riff

1999 另類情人節 Funny Valentines

1999 隱姓埋名 Incognito

2000 愛之頌 Love Song

2002 人權鬥士:羅莎派克 The Rosa Parks Story 2004 Brothers of the Borderland