An award-winning independent filmmaker, originally from Chiattended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Yvonn Welbon spent six years in Taipei, Taiwan, where she taught English, learned Mandarin Chinese, and founded and published a premiere arts magazine for five years. Welbon returned to the United States and enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained a Masters of Fine Art with a concentration in Film and Video in 1994 and a Ph.D in Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois in 2001.
Yvonne Welbon’s films work to create a stronger media presence for African American women. She has created over a dozen award-winning works that have been screened on public television, cable and in film festivals around the world. Her film “Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100″ (1999) has been screened iover 150 venues around the world and won ten best documentary awards.
Director: Sisters in Cinema