Uzodinma Iweala, Ann Lewnes, Others named Members of Sundance Institute Board Of Trustees

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas have joined the Sundance Institute Board of Trustees alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William Plapinger, and Junaid Sarieddeen who joined over the last year. The group will work closely with Board Chair Pat Mitchell and Executive Director Keri Putnam.

“We are so grateful to welcome the expertise and unique perspectives of Kimberlé, Uzodinma, Amanda, Ann, Bill, and Junaid to Sundance as we move forward in this challenging time,” saidMitchell. “Our board possesses the right skills, a broad range of talents and a high level of commitment to our founding values and ethics to guide the organization’s mission oriented work in supporting emerging artists around the world and connecting audiences to their stories.”

Uzodinma Iweala posted the news on his social media page with the following words:

I’m really excited to share this! I’m honored to join the board of the Sundance Institute. This is an incredible institution that supports and provides a remarkable platform for talented filmmakers and storytellers around the world. We need challenging, diverse and empathetic stories told by as many different kinds of people as possible at this harrowing and transformative moment in this world. I look forward to doing all I can to work with the other trustees and the amazing Sundance team to support filmmakers the world over!

Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. As the CEO of The Africa Center, he is dedicated to promoting a new narrative about Africa and is Diaspora.

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