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Daughters of the dust

Author: Julie DashCora Lee DayBarbara-O.Cheryl Lynn BruceTommy HicksAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino on Video, [2000]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Historical re-creations
Sociological films and programs
Black films and programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Dash; Cora Lee Day; Barbara-O.; Cheryl Lynn Bruce; Tommy Hicks; Kaycee Moore; Adisa Anderson; Geraldine Dunston; John Barnes; Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor; Trula Hoosier; Eartha D Robinson; Bahni Turpin; Kai-Lynne Warren; Arthur Jafa; Amy Carey Linton; Bret Wood; Robert Farris Thompson; Geechee Girls Productions, Inc.; Kino International Corporation.; American Playhouse Theatrical Films.; World Media Group.
Language Note: In English and Sea Islands Creole dialect with English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 43596242
Notes: Some credits and edition from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.
Special features: Audio commentary by writer/director Julie Dash; Touching our own spirit : the making of Daughters of the dust, a new documentary featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; never-before-seen footage from the preliminary version of the film; isolated musical score by John Barnes; excerpt of Spencer Williams' The blood of Jesus (1941); an interview with historian Robert Farris Thompson; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Music, John Barnes ; editors, Amy Carey and Joseph Burton ; director of photography, A. Jaffa Fielder (Arthur Jafa) ; video producer, Bret Wood.
Cast: Cora Lee Day, Barbara-O, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Tommy Hicks, Kaycee Moore, Alva Rogers, Adisa Anderson, Geraldine Dunston, Vertamae Grosvenor, Trula Hoosier, Eartha D. Robinson, Cornell Royal, Catherine Tarver, Bahni Turpin, Kai-Lynne Warren.
Awards: National Film Registry selection, 2004.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; letterboxed format (aspect ratio 1.85:1) ; stereo.
Other Titles: Touching our own spirit.
Responsibility: American Playhouse Theatrical Films, in association with WMG, present a Geechee Girls production ; produced, written, and directed by Julie Dash.


Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century.
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