African Diaspora

FilmScene highlights the work of African American filmmakers and films and artists of the African diaspora through year-round screenings and events curated in collaboration with members of the Iowa City community.

Previous Screenings


1991 / UK + / Julie Dash

Tracie Morris, Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, performs live with Julie Dash’s groundbreaking film, Daughters of the Dust, looking at the film as an African-American “historical” film, in hindsight as well as her own “interpretive” reflections on the film in the 31 years since she served on the film crew.