Film Director

Watch Julie Dash, film director, writer, and producer, share how with "Daughters of the Dust", she became the first African American woman to direct a feature film in general release in the United States. She also directed the "The Rosa Parks Story" with Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson, and "Funny Valentines" with Alfre Woodard, Loretta Divine, and CCH Pounder. She became a filmmaker because she loves wonderful characters and stories about young girls and women facing pivotal moments in their lives. She also offers tips on how to tell a compelling story on film.