dream hampton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer from Detroit.
We Hold These Truths
The voices of iconic poets from the past echo through generations in our new #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short, “We Hold These Truths.”
Freshwater is a short film by dream hampton about her disappearing Black city, flooded basements, and the fluid nature of memory.
A docuseries Executive Produced by dream hampton that exposes inequality in black communities across America.
It's a Hard Truth Aint It
A film Executive Produced by dream hampton that follows 13 men incarcerated at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana who study filmmaking as a vehicle to allow them to explore their memories
Surviving R. Kelly
A Lifetime documentary Executive Produced by dream hampton detailing sexual abuse allegations against American singer Robert "R." Kelly
Treasure; From Tragedy to Trans Justice
Produced by dream hampton, Treasure is a feature documentary about nineteen year old trans woman Shelly 'Treasure' Hilliard whose murder involved police coercion, Jim Crow drug laws, the criminalization of sex work and transphobia.
I Am Ali
A documentary film by dream hampton that covers the life of professional boxer Muhammad Ali.
Black Augist Hip Hop Project | Malcom X Grassroots Movement 2010
A 2010 feature length documentary directed by dream hampton for the NY chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
The Mystery of Now | National Geographic Short Film Official Selection 2019
In the short film, "The Mystery of Now," artist and Apache Skateboards founder Douglas Miles shares socio-political context around the history that lead to life on the San Carlos Apache reservation, and the personal history of how and why he started a skateboard brand and team of local youth leaders.
The Truth About the Cash Bail Industry | Color of Change | Now This 2018
Honored to have partnered with John Legend’s FreeAmerica to expose this country’s corrupt for profit bail industry. Prosecutors build their careers by targeting Black and Brown people, selling off our freedom, and driving up mass incarceration. Enough is enough! If we want to drive mass incarceration and police violence down, we need to step up and make prosecutors answer to us.
The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail | Drug Policy Alliance | New York Times 2016
This short film, narrated by Jay Z (Shawn Carter) and featuring the artwork of Molly Crabapple, is part history lesson about the war on drugs and part vision statement.
We are JusticeLA | Reform L.A. County Jails
A short film that gives a look into JusticeLA, a grass roots organization that works to reduce the footprint of incarceration by stopping jail expansion and reclaiming, reimagining and reinvesting dollars away from incarceration and into community-based systems of care.
Patrisse Colors | Reform L.A. County Jails
A conversation with Abolitionist Patrisse Colors discusing alternatives to incarceration in the Los Angeles County.
Ivette Alé | Reform L.A. County Jails
A conversation with LA resident and Activist Ivette Alé discussing the importance of studying alternative options to money bails to create a more progressive city.
Patricia Guerra | Reform L.A. County Jails
A conversation with Patricia Guerra, the Director of Organizing for Community Coalition, on how the money that came from Proposition 47 should be reinvested into communities and reworked to benefit the youth.
Mark Anthony Johnson | Reform L.A. County Jails
A conversation with Mark Anthony Johnson and how important mental health infrasturures are for communties instead of jails.
Mike de la Rocha | Reform L.A. County Jails
A conversation with Mike De La Rocha about the issue of incarceration, health, and wellness in Los Angeles and how reinvesting into communities instead of jails can create exponential changes.
We Demand Justice for Renisha McBride | Democracy Now 2013
A call for justice for Renisha McBride, a teenager from Detroit, Michigan whose murder was categorized as an "accident".
Prop 64 | NBA Veteran, Al Harrington | ESPN 2016
NBA veteran, Al Harrington on the fight to end the prohibition on marijuana.