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Yoruba Richen Speaker & Booking Information

Documentary Filmmaker Known For TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

Category: Journalists, Documentary Filmmakers, LGBTQ Speakers, Diversity Speakers, Top Black Keynote Speakers

Speaker’s Fee Range: $5,000 - $10,000
Travels From: New York, NY

About Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen Biography

A documentary filmmaker from the United States named Yoruba Richen has produced and directed movies throughout South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Her most recent film, The New Black, had its world premiere in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival and went on to win audience awards at the AFI Docs Philly Q Fest and Frameline LGBT Film Festival in addition to receiving a special jury mention at Frameline. The movie will premiere at New York's Film Forum in February 2014 and is now playing at film festivals throughout the globe. Next June, it will appear on PBS' Independent Lens. In 2010, PBS's POV aired Yoruba's prior film Promised Land, which had been given a Diverse Voices Co-Production fund grant by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. After receiving a Fulbright grant for filmmaking in 2007, Yoruba moved to Salvador, Brazil, and started filming Sisters of the Good Death, a documentary about the oldest organization of African women in the Americas and the yearly festival they organize to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Prior to that, Yoruba was a co-producer of the 2001 POV documentary Take it From Me, which examined how welfare reform affected women in New York City. She worked as a producer for the independent news show Democracy Now as well as an associate producer for ABC News investigative team.

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