Benita Ozoude

Director, Documentary Filmmaker

Austin, Texas, United States

Benita Ozoude is a Journalism and Radio-Television and Film graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a young curious Nigerian documentary filmmaker who wants to be a voice for those who might not be heard. Her passion is to bring awareness to issues that the public is not so clear about. Her short film "The Queen of Rosewood" won Best Documentary Short at the 2016 Capital Black Film Festival. The film focuses on the large population of people who are homeless in Austin, Texas. She made another short documentary about a DACA elementary teacher who highlights the struggle immigrants face seeking citizenship in the United States. She has worked for 2x Oscar Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple. She has also worked with NFL Network, PBS, NPR, and The Hollywood Reporter to name a few.