MEET BGNB-Rebekah A. Frimpong, MPH
Rebekah A. Frimpong is a Ghanaian-American who describes herself as a filmmaker, poet, curator, and activist. But Rebekah has various skills in the arts and sciences ranging from medical research to cinematography. With BGNB Productions, Rebekah hones in on her skills as a publisher and creative strategist. Her appreciation for the arts thanks to the exposure her mother provided her at an early age, developed over time into a passion for tech and design. With BGNB Productions, Rebekah dismantles stereotypes about Black women who are creative and have a expertise in the sciences. This unique combination of science and art, makes BGNB Productions different from other creative hubs and initiatives.
For over 15 years, Rebekah has facilitated and created mentoring projects and successful educational programs in Virginia, Philadelphia, New York, and in a few African countries. In 2007, she found a non-profit organization with her friends called RWUL (Reel Worldwide Underground Link). RWUL is a non-profit organization that uses the art form of film and digital media as an outreach tool in the community to educate people about cross cultural awareness. In 2008, after the lost of her mother, Rebekah decided to pursue more aggressively her love for the arts; in particular film. She made her first documentary film called “HER” which documented seven young female artists and their journey in the pursuit of their dreams. Then in 2010, Rebekah went onto produce and write the documentary film “Vanishing Seeds” in Haiti which won her acclaim and recognition for her commitment to environmental issues and international outreach work. Rebekah worked with Trees for the Future in making “Vanishing Seeds” which was about the movement in Haiti to fight against soil degradation with tree planting programs. In 2011, she formed YAV Magazine which highlights the work of innovative African youth. Her most recent project SAFI (Pure) Magazine is multicultural women's magazine celebrating wellness and health. BGNB Productions most recent projects include CR8:BLK's Black Women's Cinema Week, the production of the short film Sunset, and a new children's book called "Solomon's Train".