Celebrate black history month by watching the works of these 10 history-making directors
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Best Known For: Winning a BAFTA award for Best Debut Feature for A Way of Life, directing indie hit Belle 10 years later.
Forthcoming: Where Hands Touch (2017)
Best Known For: Being the first black woman to win Best Director at Sundance, the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director and being the first black woman to direct a movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
Forthcoming: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Best Known For: Being the first black American woman to have a feature length film be theatrically distributed in the U.S.
Notable Works: Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Forthcoming: Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl (2016)
Best Known For: This Senagalese woman became the first Sub-Saharan woman to have a film be commercially distributed in 1976.
Best Known For: With all four of her feature films released theatrically in the U.S. she currently holds the record as the black woman director with the most commercially distributed films.
Notable Works: Eve’s Bayou (1997)
Forthcoming: Agaat, On Beauty