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Chinwe Odeluga is an African-American filmmaker, poet, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, lesbian and women's health activist. She also serves as an Austin Arts Commission Literature Advisory Panelist.
Chinwe is currently working on Poetic Healings, a video which deals with abuse, biphobia, breast cancer, lesbianphobia and racism. Poetic Healings has been screened at the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, The First National Conference on Lesbians & Cancer, as well as other venues. She is also compiling a companion Poetic Healings poetry self-help treasure.
Presently, Ms. Odeluga is a producer for the Austin Community Access Center (ACAC) and has taken video production classes at Women's Access to Electronic Resources (WATER) and Dallas Community Television (DCTV). She is currently a member of the Austin Film Society as well as REEL Women, a non-profit organization that provides a support system for women in film. As a RW production group member, Chinwe was cameraperson for the 1999 short, "Deal of Fortune," which dealt with a woman making a non-traditional life choice.