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Lorna Ann Johnson

Lorna Johnson is a filmmaker whose works have screened nationally at such festivals as Women in the Director's Chair, Atlanta Film and Video Festival, New Orleans Film and Video Festival. Her work has also been screened on the program Independent Focus through WNET PBS in New York and has been honored at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California and the National Black Programming Consortium. She has previously written for the Independent Film and Video Monthly, a journal highlighting independently produced media as well as served as Assistant Editor for Viewing Race a publication of National Video Resources funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Ms. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University’s School of Speech and her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Her previous films include Strands, a personal documentary that asks questions about identity and My Wolverine, which was awarded Jury Recognition at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the National Black Program Consortium. (03/05)

Freedom Road
A film by Lorna Ann Johnson, 2004, 35 min., Color/BW

FREEDOM ROAD is a barren stretch that leads in and out of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. Yet for some of the women incarcerated there...

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