Yoruba Richen

AFS Film: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose latest film, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and will stream on Peacock. Other recent films include the Emmy-nominated, How It Feels to Be Free and the Emmy and Peabody nominated The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show. Her film, The Killing of Breonna Taylor aired on FX/Hulu and won an NAACP Image Award. Yoruba is also a past Guggenheim and Fulbright fellow and is the founding director of the Documentary Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.