Reviewed bybrownsuggarryVote: 8/10/10
I really enjoyed this movie. Its been a few years since I've seen itand I saw it twice. As a matter of fact, I'll rent it again or buy itif I can. No plot (I don't get the other poster comments). The moviewas about a family and every day life as I saw it. I enjoyed it becauseit was pleasant, no guns, no thugs (lol), just a simple movie about afamily and a group of people I knew nothing about. I still want tovisit that area in South Carolina one day. I also enjoyed the moviebecause the actors are not well known actors in my eyes. I get tired ofseeing the same actors in movies. I will do some research on the Gullah(sp) people.
Reviewed byshaka-mcglottenVote: 10/10/10
This is one of the finest black films of the last twenty years. JulieDash has created an evocative portrait of African American life thatstill holds an African past in the cradle of everyday life. The film isalso a brilliant depiction of gender relations in black communities.Daughters of the Dust presents a vital, spiritual, and hauntingportrait of black women, their agency and their connection to anurturing ancestral past. Very few films about black people seriouslyexplore the deep spiritual connections between Old and New World, andfewer still look so carefully at a particular community. The Gullahpeople of the Sea Islands are a group that remains largely unknown inboth mainstream and black culture. As group that has clearly adapted tolife in a new place, they still demonstrate powerful connections to anAfrican past. In their adaptation and connection, they show thestrength and resilience of black communities and cultures.
Reviewed byDarrell Cook (email@example.com)Vote: 10/10/10
As one of the extras who had the opportunity to be apart of thisproduction, i found it to be very educational and it was truly alearning experience for me. This was the first movie I ever appeared inso I was truly on cloud nine as I was doing everything the directorswere asking me to do. During the filming of this movie I was alreadyapart of a group called The Hallelujah Singers whose purpose was (andstill is) to seek to preserve through music the Gullah heritage, rootedin West African traditions and language, brought by the slaves to theSea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. this movie gave me moreinsight into what it was the group was doing. Again, just being apartof this movie was great and very educational for me.
Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastions of these mores in America. Set in 1902.