Yoruba Richen
Yoruba richen

Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on PBS, New York Times Op Doc, Frontline, New York Magazine’s website, The Cut and The Atlantic. Her last feature documentary, The New Black won multiple audience awards and best documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival, was nominated for a NAACP Image Award and a GLAAD Media Award. It was broadcast on Independent Lens. Yoruba’s previous film Promised Land, received a Diverse Voices Co-Production fund award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and won the Fledgling Fund award for social issue documentary. Yoruba won the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access and was also a Sundance Women’s Fellow and Producers Fellow. Yoruba is a featured TED Speaker, a Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. She is director of the documentary program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.