Yvonne Welbon's films and videos work to create a stronger media presence
for African American women. Her award winning films have been screened on
cable, public television, at universities and community centers, and in
festivals around the world. She has completed a number of independent
productions which include: Monique; The Cinematic Jazz of Julie
Sisters in the Life; First Love, Missing Relations and
Yi-Fang, Remembering Myself.
In 1997 Welbon was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in
Media Arts to continue her work. She is currently working on two new
documentaries: Sisters in Cinema, a history of African American
directors and; Living With Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100, a film about
life and times of the oldest known "out" African American lesbian.
Yvonne Welbon received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Vassar
College and a Masters of Fine Arts in film and video from the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently completed all course work
toward a doctorate in Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University.