Daughters of the Dust | 1992

Drama, Period
A Gullah family prepares to leave the small barrier island in the South and move to the mainland, but the family matriarch refuses to go and leave their culture and history behind.

Cast

... Eli Peazant

Actor

... Yellow Mary

Actor

... Viola

Actor

... Nana Peazant

Actor

... Viola's Mother

Actor

... Hairbraider

Actor

... Mr Snead

Actor

... Haagar

Actor

... Myown

Actor

... Eula Peazant

Actor

... Daddy Mac

Actor

... Woman with Baby

Actor

Company

American Playhouse

Production Company

Appleshop Southeast Regional Fellowship

Production Company

Atlanta Film Effects

Production Company

Production Company

Fulton County Arts Council

Production Company

Geechee Girls Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

Dawtuh is a small barrier island among hundreds along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. In the early 1900s, families of African Americans have remained isolated from the mainland on the island as they have since the first African captive was brought ashore. The Peazant family is celebrating their decision to leave and embark on a new life on the mainland. But the family patriarch Nana Peazant refuses to leave because of her deep reverence for the island, the ancestors buried there and a sense that the North will not be "the land of milk and honey" that her progeny believe it will be.

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