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Not surprisingly, then, AfricanAmerican women have struggled not only to be recognized as filmmakers, but also to attain the funds needed to produce motion pictures. Usually, they have produced independent films or videos for specific audiences, and, for the most part, have not been known by the general movie-going public or, for that matter, by major studios. Black women directed and produced movies from about 1920 to 1930, when white men took over the industry, forcing nearly all women into the background.

Focus on African Films. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. Ukadike, Nwachukwu Frank. Black African Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. 28 African Methodist August Quarterly African Methodist August Quarterly Date Observed: Last weekend in August Location: Wilmington, Delaware T he African Methodist August Quarterly is a meeting of the African Union Methodist Protestant (AUMP) Church held each year at the end of August in Wilmington, Delaware. This religious festival, also known as the Big Quarterly, commemorates the founding of the church in 1813.

Canton, MI: Visible Ink Press, 2003. Webster, Raymond B. African American Firsts in Science & Technology. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 1999. West, Cornel. Race Matters. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993. Woodson, Carter. The Mis-Education of the Negro. 1933. Reprint. New York: AMS Press, 1977. 20 African American Women in Cinema Film Festival African American Women in Cinema Film Festival Date Observed: Three days in late October Location: New York, New York T he African American Women in Cinema, Inc. holds a film festival each October in New York City.

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