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Yoruba Richen      

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker; Known For TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on multiple outlets, including Netflix, MSNBC, FX/Hulu, HBO and PBS.

Her most recent film The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won a Peabody Award. It is currently streaming on Peacock.

Other recent work include the Emmy-nominated films American Reckoning (Frontline), How It Feels to Be Free (American Masters), The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show (Peacock) and Green Book: Guide to Freedom (Smithsonian Channel). She directed an episode of the award-winning series "Black and Missing" for HBO and "High on the Hog" for Netflix. Her film, The Killing of Breonna Taylor won an NAACP Image Award and is streaming on Hulu. Her previous films, The New Black and Promised Land won multiple festival awards before airing on PBS’s Independent Lens and P.O.V.

Richen is a past Guggenheim and Fulbright fellow and she won the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access. She was a Sundance Producers Fellow and Women’s Fellow and is a recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker’s Award. Richen is the Founding Director of the Documentary Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.


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