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Daughters of the Dust (1991)

This feature film directed by a black woman was the first to be widely distributed in U.S. theaters.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Vanity Fair) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the historical drama Daughters of the Dust (1991), directed by Julie Dash.

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