Twenty Years Later, Julie Dash's Film Daughters of the Dust Continues to Inspire

Charleston City Paper | September 15, 2011
It is 1902, and the Peazant family is celebrating. Black women in white dresses twirl on the white sand, bordered by blue water and blue sky, clapping hands and playing games. They are preparing to pass over to the mainland, and what's past is prologue, says Viola Peazant. The Christian missionary and cousin is returning to her family to mark the occasion, photographer in tow. Meanwhile, Nana, the matriarch, sticks to her home in the woods. She fears what may be lost when her clan migrates north without her.

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