Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye is a native of Liberia, and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Her fourth feature film, The Owls is presently making the rounds and national and international film festivals this year. Her third feature film, Miramax’s My Baby’s Daddy, was a box office success. Her second feature, HBO Films Stranger Inside, garnered her an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director. Dunye’s debut film, The Watermelon Woman, was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her other works have premiered at film festivals and museums worldwide. Dunye has received numerous awards and honors for her work. She is based in Los Angeles and is an Associate Professor of Diversity Studies and Film at California College of the Arts. Presently Dunye is editing her most recent production, Mommy Is Coming.

Artist Code: 299


An Untitled Portrait

1993, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

The Potluck and The Passion

1992, 13:00 minutes, colour, English

She Don't Fade

1991, 23:00 minutes, B&W, English


1990, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Home Video Returns
by Alexandra Juhasz and Ted Kerr. Cineaste, 2014, v. 39, no. 3. Cineaste Publishers, 2014.
Isaac Julien's Children: Black Queer Cinema
by Rinaldo Walcott. Fuse, July 2002, v. 24, no. 2.
After 1980: Margins and Mainstreams
by Julianne Pidduck. Now You See It, 2002. London: Routledge, 2002.
Out on Screen
by Pat Feindel. Reverse Shot, Fall 1994.
Queer Images times six
by Aileen McBride and Elana Wright. The Link, Nov. 9, 1993.
Montreal Image & Nation
by Elana Wright and Aileen McBride. Montreal Image & Nation, Nov. 11, 1993.
by Robert F. Reid-Pharr. Fuse, Winter 1992, v. 16, no. 2.
In the Name of Desire
by LaRose Parris. Color Life: The Lesbian, Gay, Twospirit + Bisexual People of Color Magazine, May Spring 1992, v. 1, no. 1.
Black Women Together: Visiting Video Artist Takes a New Approach
by Diane Thibault. Xtra!, May 1, 1992, no. 167.
Female Persuasions
by Julianne Pidduck. Montreal Mirror, Jan. 23, 1992.
Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Suddenly a Must
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Apr. 30, 1992, v. 11, no. 35.
On Campus With Camera: Avademia Provides Video Maker Cheryl Dunye...
by Lorrie Kim. The Advocate, Sept. 24, 1991, no. 586.
Montreal Image & Nation
by Elana Wright and Aileen McBride. GoinfO, Nov..