Melissa Harris-Perry and Julie Dash

As you may (or may not know), Julie Dash’s seminal film “Daughters of the Dust” received a brand new restoration, supervised by the film’s cinematographer Arthur Jafa, which was followed by a theatrical re-release through Cohen Media Group in 2016. The new restored print made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and is still touring the country (click here to find out about upcoming playdates which, as of today, are scheduled through May 2017).

Below, Melissa Harris-Perry, who, until early last year (2016), hosted her own weekend show on MSNBC, interviewed Ms. Dash about “Daughters,” as well as on her filmmaking process, among other subjects.

Any conversation between these 2 should always be worth watching, and a good way to kick off the new year in black cinema; so check it out below (it’s 30 minutes long):