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THE WATERMELON WOMAN

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Directed by Cheryl Dunye
United States, 1996
Drama, Romance, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

Cheryl, an aspiring black lesbian filmmaker working in a video store, is making a documentary about a black actress from the 1930s who was typecast, credited only as “the watermelon woman.” While uncovering the meaning of her life, Cheryl simultaneously experiences an upheaval in her own.

Synopsis

Cheryl, an aspiring black lesbian filmmaker working in a video store, is making a documentary about a black actress from the 1930s who was typecast, credited only as “the watermelon woman.” While uncovering the meaning of her life, Cheryl simultaneously experiences an upheaval in her own.

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The Watermelon WomanDirected byCheryl Dunye

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Berlin International Film Festival
1996 | Winner: Best Feature Film (Teddy)

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