Julie Dash Talks About Daughters Of The Dust Restoration

Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust was the first theatrical release of a feature film by a Black woman when it was released in 1991. The story about a southern Gullah family at the beginning of the 20th century had poetic cinematography and was narrated from the standpoint of an unborn child. The movie just underwent a digital restoration not long after being an influence on Beyonce’s Lemonade film and reaching its 25th anniversary. Dash talks Reel Black about her reasons for making the movie and its transfer from celluloid to a digital medium.