Lyntoria Newton is graduate of the Documentary Film and Video MFA program at Stanford University. Many of her films have centered on the narratives of women and girls. She recently completed her M.F.A. thesis film Hey Little Black Girl, which explores the relationship between contemporary black girlhood and the legacy African American Civil Rights. She holds a B.A. from Hampshire College where she constructed a course of study that included film, media, journalism, and African diasporic studies. She has produced content for outlets such as The Boston Globe, PBA30, The Atlanta University Center, Atlanta Public Schools, The University of Michigan and others. She currently lives in the SF Bay Area and works as a freelance producer and editor for nonfiction content. Her films have screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Hayti Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Bechdel Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival, Sistas are Doin' It For Themselves Film Festival and the Long Beach International Indie Music and Film Festival.
The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2017
Being black and girl. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Video Duration: 7:37 min.
A sprinkle a day keeps the odor away.
SF DocFest, 2017
Atlanta Film Festival, 2017
Self-proclaimed nuns devote their lives to the healing powers of cannabis.
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2016
SF DocFest, 2016
16mm black and white film
Video Duration: 3:39 min.
Verlie Mae Pickens moved from Louisiana to California during the Great Migration. At 99 years old, she has stories to tell.