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about NIA JUNE

NIA JUNE is a Baltimore native, author, filmmaker, performer, arts educator, and dancer. JUNE has been the featured performer and guest speaker at events throughout the east coast. Some of which include CityLit Festival, Artscape, Baltimore Books Festival, and Art After Hours at the Baltimore Museum of Art. When JUNE is not performing, she is teaching Dance and Poetry to youth through organizations such as Dew More Baltimore and Muse360Arts. She has work published in Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, Lullwater Review, and FIYAH Lit Mag. JUNE's debut film, A Black Girl's Country, has been featured in many film festivals taking pace in Baltimore, MD, Houston, TX, Washington, D.C., and Falmouth, England. In 2021, the film acquired by The Baltimore Museum of Art as a part of their permanent collection. In May 2020, JUNE graduated from Towson University, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from SWI for 'Excellence in Poetry.' NIA JUNE was also recognized by Baltimore Magazine as Best Poet of Baltimore 2020. Her most recent project is a collaborative collection of poetry and photography with local cinematographer, Kirby Griffin. Their book, Paper Trails of the Undying, is an illustration of Baltimore’s tenacious beauty.

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FilmS BY NIA JUNE

"The Unveiling of God / a love letter to my forefathers" is a visual interpretation of Nia June’s imagination on the matter of her forefathers and Black men prematurely removed from her life.

DIRECTOR & WRITER:

NIA JUNE

DIRECTOR & MUSICAL PRODUCER:

APOETNAMEDNATE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

KIRBY GRIFFIN

"Keep What You Sow: Homegrown Industries of Baltimore" is a short film about Black, Baltimore-natives who share a love for Baltimore that transcends the city's flaws and manifests through their businesses.

DIRECTOR:

NIA JUNE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

KIRBY GRIFFIN

PRODUCER:

THE MEDICINE SHOW STUDIO

"A Black Girl's Country" is a meditative short film that uses poetry and portraits to encapsulate the multifaceted experience of black womanhood, asking its viewers: what do you know of a black girl's country?

DIRECTOR:

NIA JUNE

 

CREATIVE DIR & MUSICAL PRODUCER:

APOETNAMEDNATE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

KIRBY GRIFFIN

 
 

publications & Press

Black Creatives Pay Cinematic Homage to Baltimore With ‘A Black Girl’s Country’
Truth In This Art Podcast - NIA JUNE
Baltimore Magazine Best of Baltimore Issue - Best Poet
Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest Q&A with Nia June
Grub Street Literary Magazine vol. 67
Afro Magazine - 'Don't Be Late For Poetry' Celebrating National Poetry Month
 

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