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A woman wearing a white dress, cradles a baby in a diaper in a neighborhood surrounded by trees.

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

  Raven Jackson

  United States     92 minutes


A lyrical, decades-spanning exploration across a woman’s life in Mississippi, the feature debut from award-winning poet, photographer, and filmmaker Raven Jackson and producer Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) is a haunting and richly layered portrait, and a beautiful ode to the generations of people and places that shape us.

Sumptuously shot on 35mm film with evocative sound design and elliptical editing, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt unfolds like a dream, skipping around in time and seizing on key moments in its protagonist’s existence from infancy to adulthood. With a sensitive touch, each frame captures the fragile beauty of every passing second. What emerges is a stunningly tactile vision of family, womanhood, and the sights and sounds of the American South.


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Film Credits

  •   Maria Altamirano, Adele Romanski, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak
  •   Raven Jackson
  •   Lee Chatametikool
  •   Jomo Fray
  •   Charleen McClure, Reginald Helms, Jr., Moses Ingram, Zainab Jah, Sheila Atim, Chris Chalk
  •   Sasha Gordon, Victor Magro
  •   Pastel Productions, A24


International Competition Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Black Perspectives Program Sponsors

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