Winner of the award for Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival.
Shot on location in the Sea Islands.
Copyright 1991, Geechee Girls Productions.
Music performed by:
African percussion/vocals: Jesus Pedro Orta, Menge Hernandez, Francis Awe, Bill Summers, Elo
Eastern percussion: Manoocheher Sadeghi, Ashhad Khan
Vocalists: Rosa Parrilla, Valentina Soares, Abiola, Dianne Richburg, Felicidad, Yvette Bostic, Radhaz, Hanif Noor, Mohammed, Allen Fovary II, Micki Butler
Bill Summers was the African Percussion/Vocals Coordinator.
Ronald Daise was the Gullah Language Consultant. Margaret Washington-Creel was the Historical Consultant.
Julie Dash worked on this film for many years, despite difficulty getting funding. She started outlining the story in 1975, planning to do a short, but the idea kept developing until it became feature length.
Because the African-Americans who lived on the Sea Islands remained more isolated from outside influences than did their counterparts on the mainland, they were better able to maintain their traditional language, culture and religion.
Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.