Nneka Onuorah  

Nneka Onuorah is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, television producer, and activist of Nigerian-American descent. She is known for her film, THE SAME DIFFERENCE, a documentary about internalized homophobia within the black lesbian community. The film was nominated for a GLAAD award in the category of Best Documentary. Her credits include field producer on the Netflix original docu-series "First and Last," about inmates' intake and release from the prison system and "My House," a documentary-series about the black queer vogue scene for Viceland. Most recently she worked along side Director Dee Rees and Oscar winning producer Cassian Elwes on an upcoming feature film, THE LAST THING HE WANTED. Nneka has a continued commitment to giving a voice to the voiceless through her work on the "Black Girls Rock" awards and her "We are All Women Campaign," a global visibility campaign dedicated to improving equitable healthcare and housing for lesbian women. (03/19)

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The Same Difference

A film by Nneka Onuorah, 2015, 78 min, Color

THE SAME DIFFERENCE is a compelling documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians based on gender roles. Director Nneka Onuorah takes an in-depth look at the internalized hetero-normative gender roles that have become all too familiar within the African American lesbian and bisexual community. Onuorah shows how these behaviors reproduce the homophobic oppression and…

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