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Julie Dash is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 22 october 1952 at New York City (USA)

Julie Dash

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Nationality USA
Birth 22 october 1952 (66 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship

Julie Dash (born October 22, 1952) is an American filmmaker, author and member of the L.A. Rebellion. Her Daughters of the Dust (1992) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the film's producer, screenwriter and director. In 2004, Daughters of the Dust was included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

One of a generation of African and African-American filmmakers from the UCLA Film School who have created an alternative to Hollywood films, Dash has also made numerous music videos and television movies, the latter including Funny Valentines (1999), Incognito (1999), Love Song (2000), and The Rosa Parks Story (2002). Her Brothers of the Borderland (2004) was commissioned by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Dash's book Daughters of the Dust: A Novel (1997) is a sequel to the film, set 20 years later in Harlem and the Sea Islands.

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Filmography of Julie Dash (5 films)

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Love Song
Love Song (2000)
, 1h30
Directed by Julie Dash
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Monica, Christian Kane, Essence Atkins, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Tyrese Gibson
Rating68% 3.4452153.4452153.4452153.4452153.445215
Camille Livingston is the reserved, sheltered only child and daughter of prosperous African American parents in New Orleans. She attends school, works with under privileged inner city children and lives with her two roommates. Camille has been dating Calvin, who looks up to Camille's father and appears to be following him into medicine. It is also understood that Camille will follow Calvin and work in some type of medical field. Her life is considered by her and people around her to be "normal" and what is expected.
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, 1h20
Directed by Bob Balaban, Jonathan Demme, Abel Ferrara, Ted Demme, Julie Dash, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Bonnie Hunt, Kevin Corrigan, Taral Hicks, Paul Lazar
Rating65% 3.298313.298313.298313.298313.29831
"Subway Stories," structured similarly to films such as "Paris, Je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," is divided according to director into short films, each with their own title, but strung almost seamlessly together.
Daughters of the Dust
Directed by Julie Dash
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Rating64% 3.2499053.2499053.2499053.2499053.249905
Daughters of the Dust is set in 1902 among the members of the Peazant family, Gullah who live at Ibo Landing on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Their ancestors were brought there as slaves centuries ago, and the islanders developed a language and culture that was creolized from West Africans, of Ibo, Yoruba, Kikongo, Mende, and Twi origin. Developed in their relative isolation of large plantations on the islands, the slaves' unique culture and language have endured in areas of the Low Country. The Peazant family, including a couple of contrasting daughters who have come back for a last dinner on the island, is meeting before most leave for the North. The film is narrated by the Unborn Child, and is influenced by accounts of ancestors, represented especially by Nana Peazant, the matriarch. She says, "We are two people in one body. The last of the old and the first of the new." Lyrical visual images convey much of the story. The dialogue is in Gullah creole.
Illusions, 34minutes
Directed by Julie Dash
Origin USA
Actors Lonette McKee, Rosanne Katon, Ned Bellamy

According to film scholar and critic Clyde Taylor, “Dash's film plays inventively on themes of cultural, sexual and racial domination.” The film is set in Hollywood in 1942, a time when the role of the film industry was to create an illusion for the audience to believe in. This illusion was based on the creation of American history in films; what is seen on screen is usually what they want you to believe and not actually the truth. Made during a time of heavy war propaganda, Hollywood created its own version of America and its freedoms.

Scriptwriter

Daughters of the Dust
Directed by Julie Dash
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Rating64% 3.2499053.2499053.2499053.2499053.249905
Daughters of the Dust is set in 1902 among the members of the Peazant family, Gullah who live at Ibo Landing on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Their ancestors were brought there as slaves centuries ago, and the islanders developed a language and culture that was creolized from West Africans, of Ibo, Yoruba, Kikongo, Mende, and Twi origin. Developed in their relative isolation of large plantations on the islands, the slaves' unique culture and language have endured in areas of the Low Country. The Peazant family, including a couple of contrasting daughters who have come back for a last dinner on the island, is meeting before most leave for the North. The film is narrated by the Unborn Child, and is influenced by accounts of ancestors, represented especially by Nana Peazant, the matriarch. She says, "We are two people in one body. The last of the old and the first of the new." Lyrical visual images convey much of the story. The dialogue is in Gullah creole.

Production

Daughters of the Dust
Directed by Julie Dash
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Roles Producer
Rating64% 3.2499053.2499053.2499053.2499053.249905
Daughters of the Dust is set in 1902 among the members of the Peazant family, Gullah who live at Ibo Landing on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Their ancestors were brought there as slaves centuries ago, and the islanders developed a language and culture that was creolized from West Africans, of Ibo, Yoruba, Kikongo, Mende, and Twi origin. Developed in their relative isolation of large plantations on the islands, the slaves' unique culture and language have endured in areas of the Low Country. The Peazant family, including a couple of contrasting daughters who have come back for a last dinner on the island, is meeting before most leave for the North. The film is narrated by the Unborn Child, and is influenced by accounts of ancestors, represented especially by Nana Peazant, the matriarch. She says, "We are two people in one body. The last of the old and the first of the new." Lyrical visual images convey much of the story. The dialogue is in Gullah creole.