Extraordinary Black Women Filmmakers

Written by Mark Rausch

The U.S. film industry is populated by frighteningly few black women directors. Their work, however, has stood the test of time and raked in box office dollars. From Zora Neale Hurston and Maya Angelou to Kasi Lemmons, here are some mostly-independent black women filmmakers who blazed trails for future generations.

Sources: pajiba.com, nytimes.com, cleveland,com, filmclique.com, columbia.edu, imdb.com