Yvonne Welbon

Founder / Producer
Sisters in Cinema
Participates in 1 Session

Yvonne Welbon is Senior Creative Consultant at Chicken & Egg Pictures. She is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Chicago-based non-profit Sisters in Cinema. She has produced over 20 films including Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100, winner of ten best documentary awards and Sisters in Cinema, a documentary on the history of black women feature film directors. Her work has been broadcast on PBS, Starz/Encore, TV-ONE, IFC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel, BET, HBO, Netflix, iTunes and screened in over one hundred film festivals around the world. Her current directing/producing projects include a trans-media production which includes a book, documentary and on-line learning portal called Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making (Duke University Press); The Spies Who Loved Me centered on the six-years she lived in Taipei, Taiwan and; The Roadwork Oral History and Documentary Project which focuses on a multi-racial feminist, lesbian and progressive cultural/political organization. She has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and chaired the Journalism & Media Studies Department at Bennett College. Raised in an Afro-Latinx Honduran household on the south side of Chicago, Welbon received a B.A from Vassar College, a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.

Sessions in which Yvonne Welbon participates

Tuesday September 25, 2018

5:00 PM
5:00 PM