My Black is Transnational

PERES OWINO is a Kenyan born, award-winning storyteller came onto the scene with her directorial debut, “BOUND: Africans vs African-Americans” (BOUND) a documentary that attempts to heal the little-known rift between people of African descent. Written, directed and produced by Peres, BOUND played in over a dozen festivals around the world winning the Women In Film- Lena Sharpe Award at the Seattle International Film Festival (2014), the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles (2015), and the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color Award at the African Diaspora Film Festival in New York (2015). BOUND continues to screen at festivals and universities including Harvard and Columbia and is used as a teaching tool in St. Cloud, Minnesota and USIU-Kenya. It is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and the Urban Movie Channel. Peres also worked with the San Francisco Foundation to create the BOUND BAY INITIATIVE. A program that will use BOUND as an education tool reconnecting African American and Africa youths. Her latest project, a short film titled “Glimpse” is currently being submitted to film festivals. She recently was one of the primary writers for the docuseries on Neftlix titled “African Queens: Njinga featuring Jada Pinkett-Smith.
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