Daughters Of The Dust

Beyoncé fans who are beloved of Lemonade would do well to get themselves along to an arthouse cinema to see the critically acclaimed 1991 movie that greatly influenced it, Daughters Of The Dust. Julie Dash’s story of the Gullah community, former slaves who uphold Yoruba traditions in South Carolina’s Sea islands, is an absolute visual feast, and is noted for the dreamy cinematography of Arthur Jafa, whose work is currently being exhibited at the Serpentine gallery in London. The film is now in cinemas and also available on DVD from June 26.