In this, the first of two parts, Katie talks to Nina Lorez Collins about her mother, the groundbreaking filmmaker and writer, Kathleen Collins.
Collins died of breast cancer in 1988, when she was just 46. She was one of the first Black women to direct a feature film.
In this episode, Nina talks about her mother's childhood in New Jersey, her stormy relationship with Nina's father, a White man she met while studying French cinema in Paris in the 1960s.
And Nina talks about her mother's cancer, an illness she hid from her children until two weeks before she died.
Nina is a writer and entrepreneur who runs the Website TheWoolfer.com, a social network for women over 40.