Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. director Leslie Harris and up-and-comer Nikyatu Jusu.

Why Director Leslie Harris Decided to Make “a Film Hollywood Dared Not Do”

Why Director Leslie Harris Decided to Make “a Film Hollywood Dared Not Do”

Shining light on the overshadowed in TV and film.
June 1 2018 7:01 PM

Filmmakers Leslie Harris and Nikyatu Jusu

Two directors at different stages of their careers explain the importance of telling black girls’ stories.

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On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris talks to two black female filmmakers at different stages of their careers: veteran director Leslie Harris, who helmed the cult classic Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., and up-and-coming filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.