Professor Dunye Reveals What Makes a Good Story
THE DRUM -- Stranger Inside, Dunye believes, is the best story she has ever told on film. She started in 1999 exploring her and her partner’s mixed-race takes on family, motherhood and mother love, but ultimately led to a story about mothers in prison and who becomes someone’s mother when the mother is not there.
Dunye has received numerous awards and honors for her work including a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, and she is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is currently a professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University and is at work on her next feature film, Black is Blue.