Watch Remastered ‘Daughters of the Dust’ Trailer


Ever since Beyoncé served up her ice cold Lemonade, which included powerful imagery of Black women in the South, Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust has been back in our collective conscious. Now, film has gotten a beautiful new remastered trailer ahead of its fall rerelease.

Many credited the critically-acclaimed project for inspiring Bey, and now Dash’s 1991 masterpiece is returning to theaters this November.

Set in 1902, Daughters of the Dust centers on the Peazants, a Gullah family who lives at Ibo Landing on St. Simons Island in Georgia. As the family (some of whom were born into slavery) prepares to move North, conflicts between the clan emerge.

According to the synopsis, the film “unfolds over the course of their final picnic in their current home; saturating the audience with impressionistic colors, African symbolism, Geechee-Gullah rituals, cooking, and dialect all expressing the complex resonances of the Lowcountry lifestyle. Daughters of the Dust is a post-slavery narrative about cultural memory, notions of home and belonging, and conflicts of Black female identity.”

Because of the renewed interest in the film, Daughters of the Dust has been remastered and will enjoy a limited run in theaters beginning November 18.

Watch the new trailer below.