Nneka Onuorah

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Nneka Onuorah is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, television producer, and activist of Nigerian-American descent. Currently in post-production on a documentary feature commissioned by HBO about the Nigerian underground non-conformist resistance formed in response to the country's outlawing of homosexuality; she is best known for her debut feature, The Same Difference, a documentary about internalized homophobia within the US black lesbian community. The film was nominated for a GLAAD award in the category of “Best Documentary.” Other credits include field producer on the Netflix original docu-series First and Last, about inmates' intake and release from the prison system and My House, a documentary-series about the black queer vogue scene for Viceland. Most recently she worked along side Oscar Nominated Director Dee Rees and Oscar winning producer Cassian Elwes on The Last Thing He Wanted, which premiered at Sundance 2020 and was released by Netflix.

Nneka has a continued commitment to giving a voice to the voiceless through her work on the "Black Girls Rock" awards and her “We are All Women Campaign,” a global visibility campaign dedicated to improving equitable healthcare and housing for lesbian women. 

 

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LGBTQIA Community & Faith

Growing up with southern baptist grandparents and in church all my life, I had to create my own path for being an out lesbian woman in a space that spoke against it.  I discuss how you keep your faith and stand your ground in religious spaces that may attempt to outcast you.  I also discuss what you ...

Growing up with southern baptist grandparents and in church all my life, I had to create my own path for being an out lesbian woman in a space that spoke against it.  I discuss how you keep your faith and stand your ground in religious spaces that may attempt to outcast you.  I also discuss what you can teach those that may not understand your life style. 

Freedom

Freedom is a common dream we all as humans want to have regardless of race, religion, or creed. Whether it's financial freedom, freedom to be who we are from the inside; wanting to feel it in our relationships or even within ourselves. I discuss how the basic concept of vulnerability helps us all ac ...

Freedom is a common dream we all as humans want to have regardless of race, religion, or creed. Whether it's financial freedom, freedom to be who we are from the inside; wanting to feel it in our relationships or even within ourselves. I discuss how the basic concept of vulnerability helps us all achieve the true freedom that we all desire.

 

How to Create the Entertainment Career of Your Dreams

There is a standard way a lot of us follow to try to get the careers we dream of. Fortunately, I was able to customize my own future through strategy, relationships, passion, and hard work. I give a step by step guideline to creating the career you want in entertainment  by using the unique blue pri ...

There is a standard way a lot of us follow to try to get the careers we dream of. Fortunately, I was able to customize my own future through strategy, relationships, passion, and hard work. I give a step by step guideline to creating the career you want in entertainment  by using the unique blue print for your own personal career path. The way with much less traffic that a lot of others aren't taking.

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Nneka Onuorah is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, television producer, and activist of Nigerian-American descent. Currently in post-production on a documentary feature commissioned by HBO about the Nigerian underground non-conformist resistance formed in response to the country's outlawing of homosexuality; she is best known for her debut feature, The Same Difference, a documentary about internalized homophobia within the US black lesbian community. The film was nominated for a GLAAD award in the category of “Best Documentary.” Other credits include field producer on the Netflix original docu-series First and Last, about inmates' intake and release from the prison system and My House, a documentary-series about the black queer vogue scene for Viceland. Most recently she worked along side Oscar Nominated Director Dee Rees and Oscar winning producer Cassian Elwes on The Last Thing He Wanted, which premiered at Sundance 2020 and was released by Netflix.

Nneka has a continued commitment to giving a voice to the voiceless through her work on the "Black Girls Rock" awards and her “We are All Women Campaign,” a global visibility campaign dedicated to improving equitable healthcare and housing for lesbian women.