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Dee Rees
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Dee Rees' debut feature, Pariah, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won several accolades including the John Casavettes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards; “Breakthrough Director” at the 2011 IFP Awards; and the GLAAD Media and NAACP Image Awards. Dee is an alumna of New York University’s graduate film program and a Sundance Screenwriting & Directing Lab Fellow.

She has been named a United States Artist Fellow for her work and is currently in development on a new HBO television series as well as an adaptation Toni Morrison's latest novel, Home. Dee interned on Spike Lee’s films When The Levees Broke and Inside Man and earned an MBA from Florida A&M University.

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An Open Letter to the HRC

(73) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 3:55 PM

July 13, 2013
February 16, 2014
December 5, 2014


Dear Human Rights Campaign,

Where is the outrage?

Do something. At the very least, say something. I started to send this letter after Zimmerman was acquitted after killing unarmed Trayvon; I started again to send this...

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A Divisive Moment or an Unparalleled Moment for Coming Together

(36) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 2:19 PM

It is extremely difficult for me to be enthusiastic about, much less celebrate, the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage when this very same court, over the past two days, has dealt the most destructive blow to the Civil Rights movement in memory. What has taken hundreds of years...

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