Black women filmmakers have been actively involved in filmmaking since the early 20th century, and occupy notable positions in the 21st century media environment. Artists such as Ava Duvernay and Julie Dash demand critical attention to black women film and video artists. Films made by Black women are constructed in a variety of forms, such as animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative. These works bring a unique perspective to the screen. This course will give students an opportunity to view films, examine the specifics of film/video production in general, compare the various works produced by women direc, and acquire the skills necessary for film/video cultural criticism.