ILLUMINATIONS Black Cinematic Artists & Scholars Speaker Series: Yolanda Johnson-Young
September 29, 6pm.
This free event on zoom will feature a presentation by Philadelphia director and filmmaker filmmaker Yolanda Johnson-Young. After the 2017 tragic loss of her 20-year-old son Elijah, a filmmaker, to suicide she needed an outlet for her pain. She learned documentary filmmaking after receiving a full scholarship to attend Scribe Video Center’s inaugural Film Scholar program, supported by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.
Johnson-Young is visiting at the invitation of the Racial Justice Task Force. The ILLUMINATIONS series is supported by The Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, and produced by The Department of Film & Media Arts.