"Sisters in Cinema" at Festivals
Black Starz! World Premiere - February 8, 2004
    • St. Louis International Film Festival - Women in Film Award
    • Denver Pan African Film Festival
      - Dr. Beverly Robinson Renaissance Award
    • Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
      - Winner Best Documentary
    • African Diaspora Film Festival
      - Audience Award- Best Film by a Women Director
    • Women in the Director's Chair 22nd Int'l Film Festival
      - Women in Action Award
    • Webster Film Series- St. Louis
    • Inside Out Film Festival - Toronto
    • Outfest, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
    • Images of Black Women Film Festival, UK
    • Women of Color Film Festival, Atlanta
    • Chicago International Film Festival
    • Pan African Film Festival - World Premiere, Los Angeles
    • Harlem Black Film Festival
    • Boston International Women's Film Festival
    • Cleveland International Film Festival
    • Columbia College Chicago

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Sisters in Cinema is a seminal work that pays homage to African American women, who against all odds made history. The careers, lives and films of inspirational women filmmakers, such as, Euzhan Palcy, Julie Dash, Darnell Martin, Dianne Houston, Neema Barnette, Cheryl Dunye, Kasi Lemmons and Maya Angelou are showcased within the film. Interviews are interwoven with film clips, rare archival footage and photographs and production video of the filmmakers at work. Together these images give voice to African American women directors and serve to illuminate a history that has remained hidden for too long.

Sisters in Cinema reveals the challenges of African American women in the directors chair and the trials and jubilations of bringing their life's passion to the screen.

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