YANCE FORD




YANCE FORD is director of Strong Island, 2018 Academy Award nominee for best documentary and winner of the Special Jury Award for Storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Ford is a Sundance Institute Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Creative Capital Grantee (Theo Westenberger Award), and has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He is a former Series Producer of POV, a graduate of Hamilton College and the Production Workshop at Third World Newsreel. The Guardian said of his directorial debut “There’s something different about Strong Island, however, a film characterized by raw emotion and calm anger, which must surely be considered one of the finest documentaries of 2017

STRONG ISLAND