Black Women to Watch at the New Orleans Film Fest

It’s often difficult for people of color to break through in the film industry.

Minorities make up more than 36 percent of the U.S. population but represented only 10 percent of lead characters in movies and sat in 12 percent of director’s chairs in 2011, the last year for which data is available. – Washington Post

The New Orleans Film Festival is always a great preview to filmmakers on the rise locally and nationally.  Here’s a few films by Black women featured during the Festival worth checking out:

 

Saturday Oct 15 6:15 pm, Contemporary Arts Center

AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE

Written/Produced/Edited by JA’TOVIA GARY

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Wednesday Oct 19 6:15 pm | Ace Hotel New Orleans

BACK STORY 

Director IMAN SHERVINGTON Written by IMAN SHERVINGTON Producers IMAN SHERVINGTON & CHLOE WALTERS-WALLACE

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JEAN OF THE JONESES

Monday Oct 17 8:00 pm , Contemporary Arts Center
Wednesday Oct 19 4:00pm, Contemporary Arts Center

Director STELLA MEGHIE
Written by STELLA MEGHIE

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Wednesday Oct 19 6:30 pm, Entergy Giant Screen Theater

THE CONJURE WOMAN 

Director/Writer/Producer:  ZANDASHE BROWN

Also: Laci Dent 

*This list was compiled to show what was currently available to see.

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