Alumna-directed documentary to premiere Saturday during Seattle Film Festival
A UW-Green Bay alumna’s documentary film will be premiered this weekend, showing Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 during the 40th Seattle International Film Festival. Peres Owino, a 1999 grad, directed the film “Bound: Africans versus African Americans,” described as “a hard-hitting documentary that addresses the little-known tension that exists between Africans and African Americans.” The piece explores the historical experiences of African Americans and Africans, considering the lasting effects of slavery and colonization. “Kenyan-born director Peres Owino has created an engaging, substantive and compassionate film that will be a discussion starter,” the festival’s website says, “and a catalyst for change across the African diaspora.” Owino, also an actor and dancer, lives in California. Read more.