Julie Dash Film Career

Julie Dash's career and experience timeline.

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1971-04-01 00:00:00

The Studio Museum of Harlem

First Cinematography workshop with Omar Mubarak (Randy Abbott) at the Studio Museum of Harlem in 1968. Began editing using upright Movieola and shooting with 16mm Bolex camera.

1971-05-20 00:00:00

Julie works with St Clair Bourne

Julie works as film crew on works by St Clair Bourne in New York.

1971-06-15 00:00:00

Working Models of Success - Producer

Produced first documentary film for the Deputy Director of the Urban League, Dr. Eugene S. Callender.

1971-09-15 00:00:00


BA Film/Television Production from the Leonard Davis Center for the Performing Arts, David Picker Film Institute.

1974-09-01 00:00:00

American Film Institute

Attended the American Film Institute's Conservatory Fellowship program in Producing/Writing.

1976-09-15 00:00:00

Julie goes to UCLA

After graduating from American Film Institute, Julie enters UCLA and studies with Haile Gerima, Billie Woodberry, Charles Burnett, Alile Sharon Larkin, Jama Fanakaa, Ben Caldwell, under the tuteledge of Tshome Gabriel making up the key individuals in what Clyde Taylor titled 'The LA Rebellion."

1976-09-15 00:00:00

Diary of An African Nun (1977)

With Barbarao, Marnita Caraway, Makini Price, Barbara Young. Based on a story by Alice Walker.

1980-05-11 22:33:16

Julie Dash and Barbara McCullough go to Cannes

As students at UCLA Julie Dash and Barbara Mcullough decide to take a collection of films by their fellow black filmmakers to the Cannes film festival in an unprecendented move. This effort results in significant exposure of black independent cinema in Europe and the world.

1980-05-15 00:00:00

Julie Dash and Barbara McCullough go to CANNES

As students at UCLA, Julie and Barbara decide to go to the 1980 Cannes Film Festival to present the work of the new young black filmmakers. Their efforts result in major interest in the work for the next 20 years.

1982-01-09 08:04:42


Set in Hollywood during WWII, Illusions tells the story of Mignon Duprée, a studio executive passing for white, and Ester Jeeter, an African American singer hired to dub the voice of a white movie star. The film is a gripping critique of the power of the movies to shape perception as it explores the multiple illusions created by Hollywood and the very illusion of racial identity. —Allyson Nadia Field

Julie Dash Film Career

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