PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS and
THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND FILM WELCOME:
Visiting director, Julie Dash, screenings and Q&A sessions on films;
Daughters of the Dust and The Rosa Parks Story.
Afternoon Screening: May 23, 11 AM. The Rosa Parks Story, Free. Followed by Q&A
with Ms. Dash, beginning at 2 PM. PSU Lincoln Hall Studio Theater.
Julie Dash is a pioneer in the film industry, her lens focused on the story and history of African American
women. In 2007, Ms. Dash received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Images of Black Women
Film Festival in the UK. In 1999, the twenty-fifth Annual Newark Black Film Festival honored Julie and
her film, Daughters of the Dust as one of the most momentous cinematic achievements in Black Cinema
in the 20th century. That film is also one of only 400 preserved as national treasures in the US Library
of Congress. Dash has become a priceless leader and lecturer in the film world, sharing her talent of
storytelling and pictures with the community and the world.
I like telling stories and controlling worlds...In my world, black women can do anything. They ride
horses and fly from trapezes; they are in the future as well as in the past.
– Julie Dash