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Lyntoria Newton

United States
Disability Rights, LGBTQIA+, Racial Injustice, Mass Incarceration & Criminal Justice Reform, Privacy and Surveillance, Women and Girls
Educational materials, Impact Producing, Impact Strategist/Advisor
Cultural/racial identity:
Black American
Self identification:


Lyntoria Newton is a documentary filmmaker and producer based in Chicago, Illinois. As a documentarian, she is devoted to exploring the stories that relate to Black history and Black liberation. Her work as a director has focused on the adultification of black girls (HEY LITTLE BLACK GIRL, 2017), racially motivated advertising, and Black Women (POWDER FRESH, 2016) and trailblazers of The Great Migration (ONE WAY TICKET, 2015). She is particularly interested in centering the lived experiences of black women and black gender non-conforming people in her work. She served as an impact producer on the feature documentary MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL, which premiered at Full Frame where it won the Human Rights Award, as well as the If/Then short doc STATUS PENDING, which premiered on NBC’s Meet the Press. She is currently Associate Producer on the forthcoming film LIFE AFTER with Director Reid Davenport and Multitude Films and the Producer for the forthcoming feature film HANGTOWN with Director Stuart Harmon. She has taught documentary filmmaking courses at the Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco Film School, and Northwestern University. Lyntoria holds an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.