daughters: celebrating emerging
female filmmakers of color

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1991 release of Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash, the first feature length film directed by an African-American woman to receive a theatrical distribution.

To celebrate and explore the film’s legacy, the Nickelodeon Theatre will present Daughters: Celebrating Emerging Female Filmmakers of Color, a three-day film festival featuring works by a selected group of contemporary female filmmakers of color.


Dream by Nijla Mu'min, Shorts Block I

Dream by Nijla Mu'min, Shorts Block I

CAKES DA KILLA: NO HOMO by Ja'Tovia Gary , Shorts Block II

CAKES DA KILLA: NO HOMO by Ja'Tovia Gary , Shorts Block II

Cover Me by Garret Bradley, Cover Me Feature Block

Cover Me by Garret Bradley, Cover Me Feature Block


the Filmmakers

These ten women are defining the cutting edge of independent filmmaking.

In the same way that Dash’s Daughters of the Dust continues to influence culture decades into the future, these filmmakers are building on that legacy and pushing it forward in incredible and diverse ways.