Lynn True


Lynn True is a documentary filmmaker and editor, and co-founder of True Walker Productions. Her films include the verité features LUMO (PBS/P.O.V. 2007), about a young survivor of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and SUMMER PASTURE (PBS/Independent Lens 2012), which intimately follows a family of nomads in the mountains of 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 and an IFP Gotham Award, and won a Peabody Award. Her last film, IN TRANSIT - made in collaboration with the late Albert Maysles - is an observational portrait of America as seen through the stories of passengers aboard the country’s busiest long distance train route. IN TRANSIT premiered in competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize, and was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Direction from the Cinema Eye Honors. Lynn graduated from Brown University with a joint degree in Urban Studies and Architecture. She lives in New York with her husband Nelson Walker and their two young sons.