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Julie Ethel Dash (born October 22, 1952) is an American film director, writer and producer. Dash received her MFA in 1985 at the UCLA Film School and is one of the graduates and filmmakers known as the L.A. Rebellion. The L.A. Rebellion refers to the first African and African-American students who studied film at UCLA.King, Susan. (October 3, 2011
"The 'L.A. Rebellion' returns,"
''The Los Angeles Times''. Retrieved on October 6, 2017.
After she had written and directed several shorts, her 1991 feature '' Daughters of the Dust'' became the first full-length film directed by an
African-American African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans and Afro-Americans) are an Race and ethnicity in the United States, ethnic group consisting of Americans with partial or total ancestry from sub-Saharan Africa. The term "African American ...
woman to obtain general theatrical release in the United States. ''Daughters of the Dust'' is a fictionalized telling of her father's
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family who lived off the coast of the Southeastern United States. The film features black women's stories, striking visuals shot on location and a non-linear narrative. It is included in the
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of the
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for its cultural, historical and
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significance.""L.A. Rebellion - Julie Dash,"
UCLA Film & Television Archive. Retrieved on October 3, 2017.
Dash has written two books on ''Daughters of the Dust''—a "making of" history co-written with Toni Cade Bambara and
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, and a sequel, set 20 years after the film's story. ''Daughters of the Dust'' was named one of the most significant films of the last 30 years, by IndieWire. Dash has worked in television since the late 1990s. Her television movies include ''Funny Valentines'' (1999), ''Incognito'' (1999), ''Love Song'' (2000), and '' The Rosa Parks Story'' (2002), starring
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. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center commissioned Dash to direct ''Brothers of the Borderland'' in 2004, as an immersive film exhibit narrated by
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following the path of women gaining freedom on the
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. In 2017, Dash directed episodes of ''
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'' on the
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. At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, it was announced Dash's next project will be a biopic of civil rights activist
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, to be produced by
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.


Early life and education

Dash was born on October 22, 1952 in Queens, New York to Rhudine Henderson and Charles Edward Dash. She graduated from Jamaica High school then went on to receive a B.A. in film production from the City College of New York in 1974. She was raised in the Queensbridge Housing Project in Long Island City, Queens. She studied in 1969 at the Studio Museum of Harlem. As an undergraduate, she studied psychology until she was accepted into the film school at the Leonard Davis Center for the Performing Arts at City Colleges of New York, CCNY. In 1974, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production. As a student, Dash wrote the script for a documentary for the New York Urban Coalition, titled ''Working Models of Success''. After graduating from CCNY, she moved to Los Angeles for graduate studies. She completed a two-year Conservatory Fellowship in Producing/Writing at AFI Conservatory. There she studied under filmmakers, including Ján Kadár, William Friedkin, and Slavko Vorkapich. She attended graduate school at the UCLA Film School and became one of a new generation of African and African-American filmmakers known as the "Black insurgents" or L.A. Rebellion."Daughters of the Dust"
LA Rebellion, blog at UCLA
She directed ''Working Models of Success'' (1976), and the next year, produced ''Four Women'' (1975), a short dance film based on a song by
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. It won a gold medal for Women in Film in the 1978 Miami International Film Festival. As a graduate student at UCLA, she received an MFA in Film and Television Production. She directed the film ''Diary of an African Nun'' (1977). Screened at the Los Angeles Film Exposition, it earned a Director's Guild Award for a Student Film.Voices: "Julie Dash"
University of Minnesota, 5 August 2005


Film career


Early career

During film school, Dash was influenced by avant-garde, Latin American, African, and Russian cinema. Dash's film work began to take on a new direction after film school. Dash said in a 1991 interview with the ''Village Voice'': "I stopped making documentaries after discovering
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, Toni Cade Bambara, and
Alice Walker Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which she was awa ...
. I wondered, why can't we see movies like this? I realized I needed to learn how to make narrative movies." Being inspired by the novels of these black women authors led to her decision to direct dramatic films.


Four Women (1975)

Her 1975 short film '' Four Women'' is based on the ballad “Four Women” by
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. In the song, four women are portrayed (all by the dancer Linda Martina Young): Aunt Sarah, a slave, Saffronia, a mixed-race woman, Sweet Thing, a prostitute, and Peaches, as a representation of black women overcoming racial and gender-specific forms of oppression. The first character shown is Aunt Sarah who wears a long dress and represents slavery. The next character is Saffronia who wears a black dress and a black veil. She is a mixed-race woman who is the product of her mother being raped by a white man. The next character, Sweet Thing, is a prostitute. She wears a floral print dress and she is no longer covered by a veil. The last character is Peaches, who represents a black woman who has been toughened by generations of oppression. She wears cornrows, a brightly colored tube top, and matching pants. The overall message of this short is to show the different struggles that many black women are subjected to. Stereotypes of black women are directly addressed, asking the audience to address their own biases and stereotypes. From 1978 to 1980, Dash worked as member of the Classifications and Ratings Administrations for the
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. She had a special assignment screening at the
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to review a screening of short films in the Marché du Cinema.


Illusions (1982)

She wrote and directed the short film '' Illusions'' (34 minutes), which explores racial and sexual discrimination in Hollywood and American society. Released in 1982, it was her first to earn more widespread success and attention. Set in 1942 in the fictional National Studios, it follows a black woman executive, Mignon Duprée, who has " passed" for white to achieve her position. Also featured is Ester Jeeter, a black woman who dubs the singing voice in musicals for a white Hollywood star. They work in an industry based on creating images and alternative realities. The film explores Mignon's dilemma, Ester's struggle to get roles as an actress and singer rather than dub for others, and the uses of cinema in wartime: three illusions in conflict with reality. ''Illusions'' received the 1985 Black American Cinema Society Award and the Black Filmmaker Foundation's Jury Prize in 1989 as best film of the decade. Kevin Thomas of the ''Los Angeles Times'' described it as "a gripping critique of the power of the movies to shape perception," while exploring the illusions created by Hollywood, as well as the illusion of racial identity. The success of this film and other shorts enabled Dash to move to feature films. In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States
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by the
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as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."Thomas, Kevin. (January 22, 1985
"Dash Tops List : Black Film Society To Give Awards,"
''Los Angeles Times''. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.


''Daughters of the Dust'' (1991)

Dash began work on a story in 1975 that was inspired by her father's
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family background and immigration from the
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of Georgia. This would become the screenplay '' Daughters of the Dust'', which went into production after she received $800,000 in financing from PBS in 1988. The film, set in 1902, revolves around three generations of Gullah women in the Peazant family on St. Helena Island off the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. Innovative with its use of Gullah dialogue and interwoven story-lines among the predominately female cast, the film focuses on ancestral and matriarchal story lines as well as the history of former slaves who settled on the island and formed an independent community there. The screenplay was written in the dialect of the island settlers with no subtitles, resulting in an immersive language experience.Kempley, Rita. (February 28, 1992
"Daughters of the Dust,"
''The Washington Post''. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
Dash's experimental approach to narrative structure was something rarely seen in U.S. feature-filmmaking. Upon the film's re-release, she said “I...wanted to do a film that was so deeply embedded in the culture, was so authentic to the culture that it felt like a foreign film.”Coyle, Jake. (November 18, 2016
"Julie Dash’s landmark ‘Daughters of the Dust’ is reborn,"
''AP News''. Retrieved on October 5, 2017.
''Daughters of the Dust'' premiered at the
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in 1991, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and won a cinematography award. It became the first feature film by an African-American woman to be distributed in the United States in theatrical release and gained critical praise for its use of dialect and music composed by John Barnes, as well for its cinematography and visual imagery. ''The New York Times'' called Dash a "strikingly original film maker," noting that "for all its harsh allusions to slavery and hardship, the film is an extended, wildly lyrical meditation on the power of African cultural iconography and the spiritual resilience of the generations of women who have been its custodians."Holden, Stephen (January 16, 1992
"Review/Film; 'Daughters Of the Dust': The Demise Of a Tradition,"
''The New York Times''. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
Despite the critical acclaim, Dash wasn't able to get the financing to release another feature film, going on to work in television. ''Daughters of the Dust'' would continue to gain accolades for more than two decades. It was selected for preservation in the United States
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by the
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in 2004 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Its visuals would influence Beyoncé's 2016 video album ''
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'', featuring young women on the beach, dressed in white gowns as in the movie, and gathering in front of an island cabin. On its 25th anniversary, the Cohen Media Group restored and distributed ''Daughters of the Dust'' for theatrical release, beginning at the 2016
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.Desta, Yohanna. (August 22, 2016)
"How Beyoncé’s Lemonade Helped Bring a Groundbreaking Film Back to Theaters,"
''Vanity Fair''. Retrieved on February 26, 2017.
Other screenings in celebration of the ''Daughters of the Dust'' 25th anniversary included
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, AFI Silver Theater, and ARRAY @
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held in Los Angeles at Theater at Ace Hotel.


Styles and themes

Dash started making films around the time of the L.A. Rebellion at UCLA which trained many young black filmmakers who all had their own aesthetic visions, however, they all sought a vision of black authenticity. The L.A. Rebellion at UCLA produced many prominent filmmakers who were determined to reimagine the media production process while uplifting and sharing authentically black stories. The films that they were making could serve as both entertainment and education. Julie Dash who was a major influence and participant of the L.A. Rebellion had a common theme in her work which was showcasing the lives of black women and the struggles that they faced. The themes in her films coincide with the idea that the L.A. rebellion was rebelling against. Which was how black people would be portrayed in film following the rise in popularity of blaxploitation films. Not only did Dash's films showcase the lives of black people, but her work was also more primarily focused on the lives of black women and the struggles that are unique to black women. When making films she aims to say things that need to be said while saying it in a different way that hasn't been done before. In the video titled Julie Dash- The Reelback interview on YouTube, she says that her personal filmmaking mission statement is to redefine how we see African-American women on the screen. She wants to show their wants, their needs, their desires, their joys, their sorrows because all of the things that Dash was seeing bore little to no relation to the people she knew or the women who raised her. She wanted to change that because she wanted to see African-American women portrayed differently on the screen.


Music videos

Dash directed videos for musicians, including Raphael Saadiq with Tony, Toni, Tone, Keb ‘Mo,
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, Adriana Evans, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Her video for Tracy Chapman'sGive Me One Reason” was nominated for MTV’s Best Female Vocalist in 1996.


Television

In 1997, Dash wrote and directed an episode of '' Women: Stories of Passion'' for the Showtime Cable Network, as well as ''Sax Cantor Riff,'' one of HBO’s ''Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground'' for producers
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and
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. Dash directed the television film '' Funny Valentines'' in 1999, an account of a well-to-do black woman's retreat from a troubled New York marriage to the
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and her childhood past. Alfre Woodard, and executive producer on the film, asked Dash to get involved. Dash wrote the screenplays and directed the television movies ''Incognito'' (1999), a romantic thriller made by BET Arabesque Films; and ''Love Song'' (2000), an MTV movie starring the
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award-winning singer Monica. Actress and
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asked Dash to direct the biopic '' The Rosa Parks Story'' in 2002. The film follows Parks and her husband Raymond ( Peter Francis James) as they deal with the issues of segregation,
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and second-class status in 1950s Alabama, leading up to Parks' refusing to relinquish her seat on a
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, leading to the
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. ''The Rosa Parks Story'' won several awards, including the
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for Best Television Movie.Breznican, Anthony. (March 8, 2003
"'Rosa Parks Story Wins' Two NAACP Awards,"
''Midland Daily News''. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
Dash was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in the 55th Annual Directors Guild Awards—the first African-American woman nominated in the category of Primetime Movies Made for Television. In 2004 Dash made ''Brothers of the Borderland'', a work commissioned by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Narrated by
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, the film features the character of Alice, an escaped slave whose story represents an amalgamation of historic figures. The film is shown in the
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theater, named for the fugitive slave woman who helped many others escape to freedom. In December 2016, Dash guest-hosted on Turner Classic Movies to discuss dozens of films on the channel. Dash joined the roster of female directors working on the second season of Ava DuVernay's ''
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'' on the OWN Network in 2017.


Author

*''Daughters of the Dust: The Making of an African American Woman's Film'', co-written with Toni Cade Bambara and
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. The New Press, 1992, *''Daughters of the Dust: A Novel'', a sequel set 20 years after the passage explored in the film. Amelia, a young anthropology student who grew up in Harlem, goes to Dawtah Island to meet her mother's relatives and learn about their culture. Selected in 2011 for the Charleston County Public Library's "One Book Program".Susan Cohen, "Twenty years later, Julie Dash's film Daughters of the Dust continues to inspire"
''Charleston City Paper'', 14 September 2011
Plume, 1999,


Personal life

Dash and her former husband, photographer and cinematographer Arthur Jafa, have a daughter, Nzinga Jafa.


Honors and Awards

*First Prize – Black American Cinema Society Award for ''Illusions'', 1985 *
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Excellence in Cinematography Award (Dramatic) for '' Daughters of the Dust''; nominated for Grand Jury Prize, 1991 * Candace Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1992 *
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, Best Television Movie for '' The Rosa Parks Story''; Best TV Movie Actress for
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, 2002 *Family Television Award, Movies and Mini-Series for ''The Rosa Parks Stor]'', 2002 *55th Annual Directors Guild Awards – nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement on ''The Rosa Parks Story'' (first African-American woman nominated in the "Primetime Movies Made for Television" category), 2002 * Black Reel Awards of 2003, Black Reel Awards: Outstanding Television Actress – Angela Bassett; Outstanding Television Supporting Actress –
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; Outstanding Television Screenplay, Original or Adapted – Paris Qualles; Outstanding Television Film for '' Rosa Parks Story'', 2003 *New York Christopher Award for ''The Rosa Parks Story'', 2003 *'' Daughters of the Dust'' selected for the
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of the
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, 2004 *Excellence in Cinematography Award for ''Daughters of the Dust'', 15th Cascade Festival of African Films, Portland, Oregon, 2005 *New York Film Critics Special Award, 2017 *Robert Smalls Merit and Achievement Award, 2017
WIFV
Women of Vision Award, 2017 *Elected honorary member of
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*restoration and re-release of Daughters of the Dust, 2016


Filmography

*''
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'' (2017) (TV) eason 2: episode 9 – "Yet Do I Marvel," episode 10 – "Drums at Dusk"*''Standing at the Scratch Line'' (2016) lso writer*''Smuggling Daydreams Into Reality'' (2011) *''My Marlton Square'' (2009) *'' Brothers of the Borderland'' (2004) ilm for immersive museum exhibit*'' The Rosa Parks Story'' (2002) (TV) *''Love Song'' (2000) (TV) *''Incognito'' (1999) (TV) *'' Funny Valentines'' (1999) (TV) *'' Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground'' (1997) (TV) lso writer, segment: "Sax Cantor Riff"*'' Women: Stories of Passion'' (1997) (TV) lso writer, 1 episode: "Grip Till It Hurts"*''Praise House'' (1991) *'' Daughters of the Dust'' (1991) lso writer, producer*'' Illusions'' (1982) lso writer*'' Four Women'' (1975) *''Diary of an African Nun'' (1977) *''Working Models of Success'' (1973) ocumentaryre
Julie Dash Filmography
African Film Festival New York. Retrieved on October 3, 2017.


Music videos

* Tracy Chapman, " Give Me One Reason" (1996) * Tony! Toni! Tone!, " Thinking Of You" (1997) * Adriana Evans, "Love Is All Around" (1997)


See also

* L.A. Rebellion * Women's cinema


References


External links

*
Julie Dash
at Women Make Movies
Bibliography of books and articles about Julie Dash
via UC Berkeley Media Resources Center

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