This program is part of our 2021 Winter Read of Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 novel Kindred.
(In)Visible Portraits, the feature documentary directorial debut from Oge Egbuonu, shatters the too-often invisible otherizing of Black women in America and reclaims the true narrative as told in their own words. The film illuminates the history of how we got here, dismantles the false framework of the present-day reality, celebrates the extraordinary heritage of exceptional Black women, and ignites hope for the next generation.
Oge Egbuonu is a filmmaker focused on disruptive inspirational storytelling. By creating compelling content that entertains, educates, and inspires, she aims to support the healing of the individual and the collective. Prior to becoming an independent filmmaker, Oge worked at the independent production company Raindog Films alongside its co-founders Ged Doherty and Academy Award®-winning actor Colin Firth. Oge sat on the board of the Diversity Committee for the BRIT Awards, where she collaborated with the CEO, chairman, and other senior executives on revamping the voting academy, and tackling diversity within the music and film industries. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Houston.
Egbuonu will be introduced and interviewed by Winter Read Intern, Asia Angel, a student at the Sage School in Hailey.