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-> "We are as two people in one body. The last of the old, and the first of the new."

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-> "We ''"We are as two people in one body. The last of the old, and the first of the new."
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* SouthernGothic: Played with. The film contains plenty of elements associated with Southern Gothic (swampland setting, supernatural references and events, a sense of decay and death, references to the South's ugly legacy of slavery) but gives them a more positive, almost tragic spin - they're all elements of the Gullah culture, and by leaving them behind on the island the Peazant family risks losing its family history and memory.



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* AnachronicOrder: The film jumps back and forth in time to keep track of the various storylines taking place around the island.

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* EndOfAnAge: Nana fears that by leaving the island, the family will forget its Gullah roots and become assimilated.


* FoodPorn: That crab, shrimp, and okra family dinner looks goddamn delicious.

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* FoodPorn: That crab, shrimp, crab and okra shrimp gumbo family dinner looks goddamn delicious.

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* MonochromeCasting

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* MonochromeCastingMonochromeCasting: Except for St. Julien Lastchild the Cherokee, that is.



* TitleDrop: "We are the daughters of these old dusty things Nana is carrying in a tin can," says Eula, referring to Nana's can carrying her magical herbs and charms.

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* TitleDrop: "We are the daughters of these old dusty things Nana is carrying in a tin can," says Eula, referring to Nana's can carrying her magical herbs and charms.charms.
* TheVoiceless: St. Julien Lastchild looks handsome on a horse or sitting in a large tree, and he writes a passionate letter that Iona reads, but he never talks.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: 24 hours.


* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: The parentage of the Unborn child is uncertain, as Eula was raped by a white man.

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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: The parentage of the Unborn child Child is uncertain, as Eula was raped by a white man.



* AStormIsComing: An argument about whether or not to leave the island for the north, mainly featuring Haagar giving an angry rant about Nana's superstitions, ends with a roll of thunder and one of the other family members observing that a storm is coming.

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* AStormIsComing: An argument about whether or not to leave the island for the north, mainly featuring Haagar giving an angry rant about Nana's superstitions, ends with a roll of thunder and one of the other family members observing that a storm is coming.coming.
* TitleDrop: "We are the daughters of these old dusty things Nana is carrying in a tin can," says Eula, referring to Nana's can carrying her magical herbs and charms.

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-> "We are as two people in one body. The last of the old, and the first of the new."


It is set among the Gullah people of the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina--an isolated and unique culture preserving its own dialect and African-American traditions. As the film opens in 1902, the Peazant family has already lived on St. Helena Island for decades. Viola and "Yellow Mary" are cousins returning to the island for a visit; Viola is a conservative Christian while Mary is a free spirit who has brought her lesbian lover along with her. Nana Peazant, the matriarch of the clan, is a guardian of the old traditions. Another cousin, Haagar, lives on the island but has contempt for the old ways and yearns to move to the mainland and live a more modern life.

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It is set among the Gullah people of the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina--an isolated and unique culture preserving its own dialect and African-American traditions. As the film opens in 1902, the Peazant family has already lived on St. Helena Island for decades. However, the whole family is on the verge of leaving the island and journeying north in search of jobs and economic opportunity. Viola and "Yellow Mary" are cousins returning to the island for a visit; Viola is a conservative Christian while Mary is a free spirit who has brought her lesbian lover along with her. Nana Peazant, the matriarch of the clan, is a guardian of the old traditions. Another cousin, Haagar, lives on the island but has contempt for the old ways and yearns to move to the mainland and live a more modern life.


* MagicalRealism

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* MagicalRealismMagicalRealism: Mostly realistic, but the film is shot in an occasionally dreamlike, surreal manner. More straightforwardly, the spirit of the Unborn Child is somehow able to materialize, and then appear and disappear at will.



* StarbucksSkinScale: "Yellow Mary", although Viola notes that she isn't really all that light-skinned. (Mary's lover Trula is actually a much better example of this trope.)

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* StarbucksSkinScale: "Yellow Mary", although Viola notes that she isn't really all that light-skinned. (Mary's lover Trula is actually a much better example of this trope.))
* AStormIsComing: An argument about whether or not to leave the island for the north, mainly featuring Haagar giving an angry rant about Nana's superstitions, ends with a roll of thunder and one of the other family members observing that a storm is coming.

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* MagicalRealism


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* SignificantName: The slave ship that took Bilal to America was called the ''Wanderer''.

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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: The parentage of the Unborn child is uncertain, as Eula was raped by a white man.

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