Yoruba Richen wins Clio award for short on Grammy nominated singer Andra Day. Check it out here:
New short on Reproductive Rights from New Black Director Yoruba Richen
Today is the 43rd anniversary of Roe V. Wade. Check out this this short documentary by Yoruba Richen and Alissa Quart on full spectrum reproductive rights in NY Magazine.[read more]
Director Yoruba Richen wins Chicken & Egg Breakthrough award
Chicken & Egg Pictures, a leader in supporting female non-fiction filmmakers, have announced the five recipients of their inaugural Breakthrough Filmmaker Awards. The five chosen filmmakers are Kristi Jacobson ("A Place at the Table"), Julia Reichert ("The Last Truck"), Yoruba Richen ("The New Black"), Elaine McMillion Sheldon ("Hollow") and Michèle Stephenson ("American Promise").[read more]
WALB News 10: Screening of LGBT documentary at Albany state
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Students at Albany State discussed L-G-B-T issues and diversity on their campus Thursday night. The panel discussion followed a screening of the award-winning documentary "The New Black." It looks at the African American community's involvement in the gay rights movement.
"For me it is about civil rights, said ASU professor Devona Mallory.
"And every united states citizen having the right to marry whomever they want."
"This is the place to have the conversation, said Georgia Equality rep Rob Woods. "And another reason is you have strong and intelligent minds here at ASU." Georgia Equality is working with Promised Land Film to promote the documentary throughout the state.[read more]