Meet Chinonye Chukwu the first black woman to win Sundance Film Festival’s biggest prize

Meet Chinonye Chukwu the first black woman to win Sundance Film Festival’s biggest prize

- Nigerian filmmaker becomes the first black woman to win big at the Sundance Film Festival

- The Nigerian lady had won the Grand Jury Prize for her US dramatic entry Clemency

- It was gathered that the lady wrote and directed the movie that got her the winning prize

Chinonye Chukwu, a Nigerian filmmaker who is based in the United States, has made Nigeria proud after she won big at the Sundance Film Festival. The young lady is the first black woman to win this particular prize.

The talented filmmaker won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for her movie Clemency.

Clemency is a 2019 drama about a female prison warden who was getting tired of years of carrying out death row executions. The warden now has to battled the psychological and emotional trauma her job creates.

Chinonye Chukwu

Chinonye Chukwu is the first black woman to win Sundance Film Festival’s biggest prize Essence.com
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According to Essence.com, the young lady had written and directed the drama which starred a popular Hollywood actress, Alfre Woodard.

Chukwu joined host of women, like Desiree Akhavan, Ryan Coogler, Damien Chazelle, Rebecca Miller and more, who have also won the Grand Jury Prize for their US dramatic entries.

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