How it Feels to Be Free is a feature-length documentary illustrating how trailblazing black female entertainers took control of their own image while fighting for civil rights, both through their artistic work and through political actions.
Date: Sunday, February 12, 3PM
Location: James Room, 418 Barnard Hall
Director Yoruba Richen is an award – winning documentary filmmaker whose directed films in the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been featured on “PBS”, “New York Times Op Doc”, “New York Magazine’s website”, “The Cut” and “The Atlantic”. Her last film The New Black has won multiple festival awards and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a GLAAD Media Award. The New Black opened theatrically at New York’s Film Forum and aired on PBS’s Independent Lens in 2014. Yoruba received the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access and was also a Sundance Producers Fellow. She is a featured TED Speaker and a Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award.