History-Making Director Yance Ford Goes From Oscars To Emmys Race With Personal, Political ‘Strong Island’

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Strong Island director Yance Ford didn't come away with the Oscar for Best Documentary in March, but he did make history—becoming the first openly trans filmmaker nominated for an Academy Award. Ford's film—about the racially-charged killing of his brother William in 1992 and what his death did to the Ford family—not only earned Oscar recognition, but prizes from Sundance, Frameline and other festivals, as well as multiple Cinema Eye Honors. Next month the Netflix