Dibia$e at Beat Cinema. Claremont, CA. April 12, 2011.

Pioneering filmmaker Julie Dash, whose film Daughters of the Dust made her the first black woman to ever have a feature film theatrically released in the U.S., has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund her next film:

Please join us in the making of Travel Notes Of A Geechee Girl  a new documentary feature film that chronicles the extraordinary life and multi-faceted career of self-proclaimed Geechee Girl, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor. The film will trace her journey and madcap adventures from the Lowcountry of South Carolina through five cultural movements of major consequence in American history. Vertamae’s story is one of a fearless, creative and imaginative woman who has dared to cross multiple boundaries and live her life out loud!–2