Twenty-five years ago, filmmaker Julie Dash broke through racial and gender boundaries with her Sundance Award-winning film, Daughters of the Dust. Julie Dash became the first African-American woman to have a wide theatrical release of her feature film. Dash has written and directed for CBS, BET, Encore, Starz, Showtime, MTV Movies, and HBO.
She directed the multi-award winning movie, The Rosa Parks Story, which earned two NAACP Image Awards, and Emmy nomination for Angela Bassett, and DGA Best Director nomination. Additional films include Incognito, Funny Valentines, Love Song, and Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground.