Roger Ross Williams

Roger Ross Williams’ first film, Music by Prudence, won the 2010 Academy Award for documentary short subject. He is the first African-American director to win an Academy Award. Williams next directed the feature documentary God Loves Uganda, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. His latest film, Life, Animated, won the U.S. Documentary Directing Prize at Sundance 2016 and is currently on release through The Orchard. (Picture by Marc Yankus.)

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How Growing Up Gay and Illegitimate in a Religious Community Made Me the Filmmaker I Am

By Roger Ross Williams | July 15, 2016

How Growing Up Gay and Illegitimate in a Religious Community Made Me the Filmmaker I Am

Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams on making movies about outsiders, and his plans to transform the industry from within.