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Yvonne Welbon

Yvonne Welbon

Highest Rated: 100% Unapologetic (2020)

Lowest Rated: 80% That's My Face (2002)

Birthday: Apr 21, 1967

Birthplace: Not Available

Yvonne Welbon was an American documentary filmmaker from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in history, Welbon traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, where she taught English, learned Mandarin Chinese, and published an arts magazine. After six years (and a nearly fatal motorcycle accident), she returned to the United States more confident in her identity as a bisexual African-American woman. Welbon then made her first film, an experimental short titled "Monique" (1992). The next year, she directed her first major festival circuit success, "Sisters in the Life: First Love" (1993), a short documentary/narrative blend about a black lesbian reflecting on her identity. Welbon's autobiographical short documentary, "Remembering Wei-Yi Fang, Remembering Myself" (1996) was shown on "P.O.V." (PBS, 1988-present) nationwide. She followed this success with her longest documentary project yet, "Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100" (1999). The film followed the oldest "out" African American lesbian, the titular Ruth C. Ellis, and her story; Ellis died in 2000 at age 101. Welbon's documentary "Sisters in Cinema" (2003) showcased the relatively unknown world of African-American woman filmmakers, even stretching back as far as the 1920s and 1930s. Beginning in 2003, she produced a number of documentary projects, including a film about the recent gay rights movement and its effect on the African-American community called "The New Black" (2013).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Gloria Producer - 2020
100% No Score Yet Unapologetic Executive Producer - 2020
85% 64% The New Black Producer - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home Executive Producer - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters in Cinema Director,
Writer
- 2003
No Score Yet 73% Stray Dogs Producer - 2002
80% No Score Yet That's My Face Co-Producer - 2002
No Score Yet 84% Stranger Inside Associate Producer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis at 100 Director,
Producer,
Production Design
- 1999