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The director of MISS JUNETEENTH, Channing Godfrey Peoples, in conversation with essayist, author, and activist Taiyon J Coleman. A selection for Sundance and SXSW with rave reviews, the film is Godfrey Peoples’ feature directorial debut. Don’t miss this chance to learn from her advancing career—and to celebrate this heartwarming film. This video is courtesy of Women in Film's Laptop Cinema Club.

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Writer / Director
Channing Godfrey Peoples is a filmmaker from Fort Worth, Texas. She is an MFA graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and one of Filmmaker magazine's 2018 “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. Her feature film debut, MISS JUNTEENTH, premiered in US Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was named National Board of Review’s Best Directorial Debut and Top 10 Independent Film of 2020. The film was also named in the 10 Best Movies for 2020 in Time Magazine and a New York Times Critic’s Pick. She is an alum of Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive and Directing Intensive. Channing is also an SFFILM Westridge Grant recipient and an Austin Film Society fellow. She is currently developing Miss Juneteenth into a television show under her first look deal with UCP. more...

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