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Dash: Three Films

Dash: Three Films

Dash: Three Films

1975-1982 / 54min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: JULIE DASH

Four Women (1975 / 16mm / 7 mins)
The Diary of an African Nun (1977 / 35mm / 13 mins)
Illusions (1982 / 16mm / 34 mins)

Julie Dash, director of the groundbreaking, visually striking 1991 film Daughters of the Dust began her career with these marvelous shorts: a dance film set to Nina Simone, an Alice Walker adaptation set in Uganda, and a drama about racial identity set in World War II-era Hollywood.