WOC Filmmaker Julie Dash
Julie Dash is from Queens, New York.
Her film Daughters of Dust (1991) was placed in the Library of Congress ' National Film Registry joining 400 other 'National Treasure' films.
I found this info through the Sisters In Cinema link as well as on the IMDB and http://www.geechee.tv/julieinfo/bio2.html , which has a bio about her and her work.
Honestly, it was disgusting when I went through my rated list of films (on movielens.org) trying to find women filmmakers let alone WOC filmmakers. This post doesn't do Julie Dash any justice in her achievements as a filmmaker for many different reasons – mainly the effort that I put into (-0), but also the lack of information about films being made and the WOC making them. It just feels like busy work to look up these women filmmakers, especially women of color filmmakers because there is nothing substantial to look at about them. I suppose that's the point of this exercise – to make note of how little represented such a large demographic of people could be in the area of filmmaking, and further, how this affects the film climate we see today.