It’s women history month and we would be remiss if we didn’t mention some of our favorite directors of all time. Women have been giving us life since A.D. which is why we've trusted Black women (especially) with not only our lives but our cinema and television. Let's cue the credits on five black female directors. Cheers Ladies!
Maya Angelou claimed her fame with autobiographies including, 'Why the Caged Bird Sings'. The book covered her life until the age of 17. Dr. Angelou known for so much more, gave us Black Classic 'Down in the Delta' in 1995. Her life and work has showcased her intelligence, vulnerability, and most importantly earthshaking voice.
Standing firm in the industry, Issa Rae has transformed digital content into Black Hollywood with debut HBO television show, 'Insecure'. Issa Rae is capturing our attention, as lead actress, in latest movie 'The Photograph' directed by, Canadian director, Stella Meghie.
Known for her storytelling in music videos, Melina Matsoukas gained notary behind music videos for stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Issa Rae's 'Insecure'. Matsoukas turned the nation upside down when she released, Hollywood directorial debut 'Queen and Slim' along side Lena Withe.
Chicago native, Shonda Rhimes has been giving the world quality television since 1995. Her most notable works are 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Scandal' and 'How to get Away with Murder'. With well over 70 Hours of television in production at one time, we don't see her slowing down at any point.
Effervescent, ever-evolving Debbie Allen, reminds us that there are no limits on our creativity. Her passion for dance led her to Howard University where she graduated cum laude with a BFA in Classic Greek Literature, Speech, and Theater. She has produced and directed shows like 'A Different World' and 'Grey's Anatomy'.
Continue to celebrate women this month by sharing your favorite black directors.
Sources: iMDb, Wikipedia, Google Images