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Daughters of the Dust is an incredible achievement. Written and directed by Julie Dash, with stunning cinematography by Arthur Jafa, the 1991 film is the first feature by a Black American woman to get a wide theatrical release in the U.S. It was included in the National Film Registry in 2004. Set in 1902, it centers on a Gullah island community, the Peazant family, reckoning with going to the mainland and with their own Black African heritage. With influential visuals and rich themes, we think Daughters of the Dust is glorious.