Daughters of the Dust w/ The Diary of an African Nun

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 7 minutes

Daughters of the Dust w/ The Diary of an African Nun

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 7 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Black History Month

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A landmark in the history of American independent cinema, Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust was the first American feature directed by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release.

Films in Daughters of the Dust w/ The Diary of an African Nun

    • The Diary of an African Nun
    • Julie Dash
    • Adapted from a short story by Alice Walker, this early short by Julie Dash anticipates Daughters of the Dust in its intensity, graphic simplicity, and the remarkable, pantomimed performance of star Barbara O. Jones.

    • Daughters of the Dust
    • Julie Dash
    • A landmark in the history of American independent cinema, Julie Dash's masterpiece was the first American feature directed by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release.