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Julie Dash To Screen Two Of Her Films & Speak At University Of Northern Iowa This Month

News on the march…!

In a nutshell… this week and next, two of Julie Dash’s films will be screening the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), at the University of Northern IowaDaughters Of The Dust and The Rosa Parks Story – leading up to a visit by Julie Dash herself, who will be present at the university to speak about her work, as part of a lecture series. All events are FREE and open to the public, by the way.

And who says only New York gets all the good stuff ;)

Specific dates, times and locations in the release below…

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Julie Dash, an acclaimed African American movie director, will speak about her work at the University of Northern Iowa at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the Maucker Union expansion as part of the Hearst Lecture Series.

Dash has toured internationally with her work and has received numerous awards. With the debut of “Daughters of the Dust” in 1992, Dash became the first African-American woman in the nation to have a full-length general theatrical release. The Newark Black Film Festival honored “Daughters of the Dust” as being one of the most important cinematic achievements in Black Cinema in the 20th century. Dash received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Images of Black Women Film Festival in the United Kingdom. In 2010, Howard University honored Dash with the Paul Robeson Award for Excellence in Writing and Directing. Other films she has directed include “Brothers of the Borderland” and “The Rosa Parks Story,” an NAACP Image Award-wining CBS television movie.

Dash earned her M.F.A. in Film & Television production at UCLA; received her B.A. in Film Production from CCNY and was also a Fellow at the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies, the AFI conservatory at Greystone Mansion.

In anticipation of Dash’s visit, there will be screenings of two of her films at the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). At 10 a.m., Thursday, April 14, and Monday, April 18, “Daughters of the Dust” will be shown and immediately followed by “The Rosa Parks Story.” The same films will be shown again at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 19.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christopher Martin, professor of communication studies, at 319-273-6188 or

4 comments to Julie Dash To Screen Two Of Her Films & Speak At University Of Northern Iowa This Month

  • Neziah

    I would’ve been more interested if they were showing her films that are impossible to find on DVD, like they’re doing with Charles Burnett, still cool though.

  • Julie Dash in Iowa… I’ll be there. That’s right in my backyard.

    Now I have think of some really good questions to ask her. Uuuuum, “Ms Dash, what do you think about Tyler Perry?.

    Nah :-)

    Let’s see, “Ms Dash, have you heard of the blog S & A? Well, they love you and…”

    Oh, I know, maybe I should hit her with one of those Morgan Freeman or Anthony Mackie questions. OH YEAH! And then I’ll come back and report.

    Look out Cedar Falls, on the 20th of April, I’ll jump in my piece of a car and drive your way. I’ll be there in a few minutes.

    I wonder if any other faces from the S&A readership will be there? If so, dinner is on me. Wait, let me protect my pocket, the first 10 is on me. I’m serious.

  • Tambay, that phone number seems to be a fax machine. I’ll try the e-mail address… it’s The first and last name with a period between them?