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.
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.