DIRECTOR BIOS

 

Lynn True graduated from Brown University with a joint degree in Urban Studies and Architecture, and began her film career working on non-fiction television and independent documentaries. As a filmmaker, her credits include the feature documentaries LUMO (PBS/P.O.V. 2007), about a young woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo recovering from violent rape and Summer Pasture, which follows a family of nomads in eastern Tibet as their pastoral way of life confronts rapid modernization. Called "enthralling" by The New York Times, Summer Pasture was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, an IFP Gotham Independent Film Award, and won a Peabody Award. It was broadcast on PBS/Independent Lens in 2012. Most recently, Lynn was one of the Directors along with the late, great Albert Maysles of the feature documentary IN TRANSIT (Winner, Special Jury Mention, Tribeca Film Festival 2015), which she also Produced and Edited.        

 

Nelson Walker began his career working on documentaries for Discovery Channel, History Channel and PBS’s NOVA. He has made numerous films including iThemba|Hope (Sundance Channel, 2005), LUMO (PBS/P.O.V. 2007, Student Academy Award® Winner), and Summer Pasture (PBS/Independent Lens 2012), which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, an IFP Gotham Independent Film Award and won a Peabody Award. Most recently, Nelson was one of the Directors along with the late, great Albert Maysles of the feature documentary IN TRANSIT (Winner, Special Jury Mention, Tribeca Film Festival 2015), on which he was also a Cinematographer and Producer. Nelson's cinematography work has also appeared in many highly lauded films such as The Gates (HBO/Maysles Films) and Watchers of the Sky (Dir. Edet Belzberg). Nelson is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University.