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Yvonne Welbon
1992
Color
26 minutes
US
   
The Cinematic Jazz of Julie Dash

This is an in-depth interview with filmmaker Julie Dash, whose first feature film, DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, has become a critical and word-of-mouth sensation since its release in the Winter of 1992. Here, Dash discusses the era and the trials and triumphs of two decades of filmmaking by African American women.

Reviews
"Welbon is especially concerned with conveying the struggle and beauty of the art of filmmaking from the perspective of Black women... The Cinematic Jazz of Julie Dash remains one of the most insightful interviews with the now iconic filmmaker, Julie Dash. Much of what Welbon is demonstrating in Cinematic Jazz is that part of the exceptional art, or the jazz, of Black women’s filmmaking is making it through the minefield of misogyny and racism to get a product from conception to audiences."
- Matt Richardson, Films for the Feminist Classroom

"Welbon experiments with the idea that Black young women’s memories, feelings and experiences about desire for other women 1) could be the subject of documentary and 2) could inform how we shape our understanding of a Black queer past."
- Matt Richardson, Films for the Feminist Classroom


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Yvonne Welbon
1992
Color
26 minutes
US
 
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