Chinonye Chukwu became the first black woman to win the festival’s biggest prize, the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Dramatic entry for Clemency starring Alfre Woodard.
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Sundance 2019: Chinonye Chukwu First Black Woman to Win U.S. Top Prize

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Clemency is the second feature film for writer/director Chukwu, who worked on the clemency campaign for Tyra Patterson. Patterson was wrongly accused of murder and eventually released after serving 23 years in prison. […read more]

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