Julie Dash

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Independent African-American filmmaker whose first short, "Diary of an African Nun" (1977), was adapted from a short story by Alice Walker. "Four Women" (1978) is a "choreopoem" based on the Nina Simone song of the same ... Read more »
Born: 10/22/1952 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (13)

Alive TV 1984 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

Women: Stories of Passion 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Incognito 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

Daughters of the Dust 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Praise House 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Illusions 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Four Women 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Diary of an African Nun 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Funny Valentines (TV Show)

Director

Love Song (TV Show)

Director

Positive: Life With HIV (TV Show)

Segment Director

The Rosa Parks Story (TV Show)

Director
Actor (4)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Dialogue With Black Filmmakers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

World Beat 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (4)

Alternative Film 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Psychopathia Sexualis (2001) 2014 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Daughters of the Dust 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Daughters of the Dust 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Independent African-American filmmaker whose first short, "Diary of an African Nun" (1977), was adapted from a short story by Alice Walker. "Four Women" (1978) is a "choreopoem" based on the Nina Simone song of the same title and "Illusions" (1982) is about a black woman executive passing for white in 1940s Hollywood.

Relationships

N'Zinga Dash

Daughter
born c. 1984 named after Angolan warrior queen

Arthur Jafa Segment Director

Ex-Husband
Ex-Husband

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
studied at film school in the 1970s

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California
studied film as an undergraduate

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1974

Studio Museum

New York , New York
studied film making in Harlem in the late 1960s

City College of New York

New York , New York
graduated

AFI Conservatory

1974

Milestones

1999

Helmed the TV-movie "Funny Valentines" (BET/Starz!)

1991

Directed, wrote and co-produced first feature film, "Daughters of the Dust"

1978

Directed first film, "Four Women"

1968

First became interested in film making when she visited a friend at a film workshop at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Raised in the Queensridge housing projects in Long Island City, New York

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