Isaac Julien Biography

Isaac Julien is a filmmaker, artist, and scholar who teaches film at Harvard. Having worked in film since 1984, Julien has made several award-winning and critically acclaimed films and is best known for 1989’s “Looking for Langston” and 1991’s “Young Soul Rebels,” which won the Critic’s Week Prize that year.

Julien also served as series producer for the PBS Documentary series “The Question of Equality” and as the director for the Frantz Fanon biopic “The Darker Side of Black.” Julien has won many awards, including the Grand Prize at the 15th Montreal Festival of Films on Arts and a nomination for a Turner Prize in Great Britain for his film installation works (“The Long Road to Mazatlan,” 1999 and “Vagabondia,” 2000).

Since BAADASSSSS CINEMA’s premiere on IFC in August 2002, Julien has completed a new film called “Paradise Omeros” and is currently working on “Baltimore,” a film installation based on BAADASSSSS CINEMA.