By Innocent Chia
Twitter has been abuzz for followers of Peres Owino – Kenyan born actress, dancer, writer and producer – on the heels of vital acclaim at the Pan African Film Festival for “BOUND: Africans Vs African Americans”, same winner of the 2014 Women In Cinema Lena Sharpe Award.
The accolades, including two 2015 nominations for the Black Reel Awards and Image Awards, more than offer a flicker into the vast body of steadfast entertainment by the multitalented graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay. But “BOUND” is more than entertainment. By all accounts, the voyage is an earnest discourse into the labyrinth of checkered relationships between siblings who are over 400 years old – African Americans and Africans.
DUNIA Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Innocent Chia recently caught up with the trailblazing and multifaceted Ms Peres Owino to talk about BOUND and much more.