If you like Glow you’ll love this program all about awesome real life female wrestlers! Journalist and filmmaker Chris Bournea will show clips from his documentary Lady Wrestler and talk about uncovering the history of African American female wrestlers, some from right here in Columbus.
Chris Bournea (bor-NAY) directed, produced and narrated the documentary Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring. He is a journalist, author and documentary filmmaker based in Columbus, Ohio, where many of the lady wrestlers trained during the sport’s golden age, and where some still live. Bournea, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from The Ohio State University, is also the author of the novel The Chloe Chronicles. He began his career at Ohio's historic African-American newspaper, the Call and Post. He has also written for the Columbus Dispatch, the capital city’s daily newspaper, where his interview with African-American wrestling legend Ethel Johnson first appeared during Women's History Month in March 2006.