True Walker Productions is a New York-based collective founded by documentary filmmakers, educators, and programmers, Lynn True and Nelson Walker. True and Walker aim to promote innovative and diverse perspectives in visual storytelling and communication. Their work includes documentary filmmaking, video training, and cinema programming, spanning subjects in South Africa, Congo, Tibet and the United States. Their films include Lumo, PBS P.O.V Series (2007); Summer Pasture PBS/Independent Lens (2012); and In Transit, made in collaboration documentarian Albert Maysles, Tribeca Film Festival (2015). Summer Pasture was nominated for an IFP Gotham Independent film Award and an Independent Spirit Award; and won a Peabody Award. In Transit won the World Documentary Competition’s Special Jury Prize at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. In both Tibet and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the narrative has been dominated by foreign filmmakers and journalists, while local film production has remained emergent. As an extension of these films, they have made efforts to leverage resources to support local filmmakers in their own work through workshops and production/distribution assistance. In 2009, they launched Congo in Harlem, an annual showcase for Congolese films, art, and activism. Congo in Harlem is the first and only ongoing film series in the United States devoted to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and an internationally recognized platform for Congolese voices and change-makers. True holds a joint degree in Urban Studies and Architecture from Brown University. Walker holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University School of the Arts.
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