From: Detroit, Michigan. LA Opera: the Digital Short We Hold These Truths (2021, debut).

dream hampton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer from Detroit. Her most recent works include the Frameline feature documentary Treasure (2015), the HBO feature documentary It's A Hard Truth Ain't It (2019), the BET docu-series Finding Justice (2019) and Lifetime's Emmy-nominated Surviving R. Kelly (2019), which broke ratings records and earned a Peabody Award.

hampton is the 2019 recipient of Ms. Foundation's "Gloria" award and was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world for 2019. hampton also serves on the board of the advocacy group Color of Change, which published Normalizing Injustice, a report on crime in TV police procedurals. In addition, hampton has written and contributed to publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, Vibe and the Detroit News.

Learn more at dreamhampton.com.