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    Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D.

    Filmmaker

    A pioneer in Black independent cinema, Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D., is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed film and video artist and animator. She is also one of the first African Americans to teach film production in higher education. Many of her films are in permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She was recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series for Queen Sugar.

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