10 Black Female Directors Making Major Moves

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Julie Dash

Writer, producer, and director Julie Dash’s 1991 independent film “Daughters of the Dust”became the first full-length movie directed by an African American woman to obtain general theatrical release in the United States. The work solidified Dash’s name in the film cannon and she has continued to do great work directing in music, film, and television including the “The Rosa Parks Story” and “Queen Sugar.”

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