Yoruba Richen’s most recent documentary, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks won a Peabody award. Other recent work include the Emmy-nominated films American Reckoning, How It Feels to Be Free, and The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show. She directed an episode of the award-winning series, High on the Hog and her film, The Killing of Breonna Taylor won an NAACP Image Award. Yoruba was a Sundance Fellow and is a recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker’s Award. She is the founding director of the Documentary Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.