DAUGHTERS: CELEBRATING EMERGING FEMALE FILMMAKERS OF COLOR

Next month I head to Columbia, South Carolina to share space with 9 emerging Black Women filmmakers at the Daughters Festival. The Festival will take place at the Nickelodeon theatre and will honor the 25th anniversary of Julie Dash's seminal work, Daughters of the Dust. 

via Shadow and Act:

“As movements like #OscarsSoWhite have made apparent, filmmakers of color continue to face significant barriers to participation and success in the film industry,” says Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “We are hosting this festival to both mark this anniversary but also draw attention to some of the most interesting women working in the field right now.”

“Daughters” festival filmmakers include the following directors:
· Garret Bradley, New Orleans
· Janicza Bravo, New York City
· Ja’Tovia Gary, New York City
· Roni Nicole Henderson, Columbia, South Carolina
· House of June, Atlanta
· Iyabo Kwayana, Chicago
· Nijla Mu’min, Oakland, California
· Nefertite Nguvu, Newark, New Jersey
· Tchaiko Omawale, Los Angeles