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Cheryl Dunye Reconstructs the Archives of Film

During Black History Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible Black woman artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the incredible Cheryl Dunye!

Cheryl Dunye is a Liberian-American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. She is best known for her 1996 film Watermelon more.


Cheryl Dunye’s Dunyementaries: Friends’ Conversations as an Art Form

Cheryl Dunye’s first feature, The Watermelon Woman, plays with autofiction in film: the plot follows “Cheryl,” played by Cheryl, as she “tries to make a documentary” about an actor from a 1930s film known only as “The Watermelon Woman.”