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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.

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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About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone) 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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Hosts

  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Rolling Stone and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.