About this Website

"I began this project because I only knew the name of one African American woman director when I started film school. And, even though I knew the name, Julie Dash, I had never seen any of her films, and had no idea why or how she became a filmmaker. I didn't even know what she looked like. I learned that I was not alone. I heard over and over again, "I didn't know there were any black women filmmakers." So, I set out to find my sisters in cinema."

"My curiosity became a website, my doctoral dissertation and a documentary. This project will continue to evolve to include the work of other African American women. In the future look for informatioon about shorts, experimental films, animations, multi-media and documentaries directed by African American women and women from the African Diaspora. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy what I've learned."

Your Sister in Cinema,
Yvonne Welbon


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