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The South Is My Sister’s Skin

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Zenzele Ojore is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist born in Houston, Texas (rasied in Stone Mountain, Georgia with kin from Opelousas, Louisiana) based in New York City. Her award-winning short films have played at festivals including Sundance and SXSW. She received her undergraduate degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018, and is presently a dean fellow in the graduate film program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Zenzele is currently writing the feature length version of her short “The South is My Sister’s Skin”, as well as developing an upcoming short film that she intends to shoot this upcoming Fall in Louisiana. 

She was a Sundance Ignite Fellow, and gave a talk and screened at the 2021 Sundance film festival.

In June of 2021, Zenzele was named one of five Facebook Seen Filmmaker grant winners; which provides her $20,000 to make her next short film. 

Zenzele has recently been named a 2021 Rainbow Award winner.