Black Women and Nonbinary Directors (feature-length)

"...there is a substantial body of work created by Black women film/video makers, extending back to the early part of this century. Unfortunately, the work is overlooked not only by many distributors, but also by critical reviews and scholarly analyses, with the notable exception of those by Black women scholars, have been few and far between."

— Jacqueline Bobo, Black Women Film & Video Artists

www.blackwomendirectors.co/

A comprehensive (as possible) list of feature narrative and documentary films directed by black women and nonbinary artists, as a point and a priority.

  • A Woman's Error
  • Guns for Banta
  • Sambizanga
  • Letter from My Village
  • Aimé Césaire - un homme une terre
  • One Way or Another
  • A Dream Is What You Wake Up From
  • Fad'jal
  • ...But Then, She's Got Betty Carter
  • Othello
  • The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy
  • Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker
  • Will
  • Dessert for Constance
  • A Different Image
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • Losing Ground
  • Sugar Cane Alley
  • I Be Done Been Was Is
  • Amor Maldito
  • Sky Captain
  • On Becoming a Woman
  • MaMa's Pushcart
  • Trouble I've Seen
  • A Dry White Season
  • Twice as Nice
  • Visions of the Spirit: A Portrait of Alice Walker
  • Polly
  • Nigerian Art: Kindred Spirits
  • Zora is My Name!
  • Maria's Story
  • Love Your Mama
  • Polly: Comin' Home!
  • As I Remember It A Portrait of Dorothy West
  • The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry
  • A Powerful Thang
  • Sidet: Forced Exile
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Sisters in the Struggle
  • Finding Christa
  • Kiss Grandmama Goodbye
  • Stompin' at the Savoy
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  • Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway
  • Siméon
  • Creation of Destiny
  • Sacred Lies, Civil Truths
  • Better Off Dead.
  • The Gifted
  • Scattered Dreams
  • Alma's Rainbow
  • The KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks
  • Women with Eyes Open
  • Sin and Redemption
  • I Like It Like That
  • Black Nations/Queer Nations?
  • A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde
  • Welcome II the Terrordome
  • Out-of-Sync
  • Naked Acts
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Mossane
  • Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story
  • Close to Danger
  • Spirit Lost
  • Peggy Su!
  • Eve's Bayou
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Ride
  • Mixing Nia
  • Down in the Delta
  • Let's Talk About Sex
  • Drylongso
  • Compensation
  • Funny Valentines
  • Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100
  • Incognito
  • Love & Basketball
  • Love Song
  • Disappearing Acts
  • The Caveman's Valentine
  • Lift
  • Bojangles
  • The Old Settler
  • Prison Song
  • Stranger Inside
  • All About You
  • The Killing Yard
  • The Rosa Parks Story
  • Civil Brand
  • 30 Years to Life
  • Love Don't Co$t a Thing
  • My Baby's Daddy
  • Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
  • D.E.B.S.
  • The Night of Truth
  • Mulan II
  • A Way of Life
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Herbie Fully Loaded