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Amelia Tyson

Freelance Documentary Filmmaker
HRLI Grantee

Amelia Tyson is a documentary filmmaker and producer. Through her work, she invites audiences into a conversation about humanity and people’s role in its betterment.

In 2018, Tyson collaborated with the Alabama Rivers Alliance through its Southern Exposure Fellowship for filmmakers to write, film and produce her first documentary, Water: Plan On It. The following year, she directed the cinematography for Walking for Freedom: A Venezuelan Story. This short film told the story of the millions of Venezuelans fleeing the country’s political upheaval. Her first major contribution as a producer was working as a coordinating producer on Laura Waters Hinson’s award-winning documentary Street Reporter.

In 2020, Tyson wrote and directed a short documentary for Participant Media’s digital series titled Meet a Participant: Aylene Valentin. The following year, she coproduced a film for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting called Broken Land: Confronting Climate Change and Migration in Guatemala. Her most recent work, completed in 2022, was as a field producer and director for Upstream, Downriver, a documentary that examines the Clean Water Act and its legacy across the United States.

Tyson holds an MFA from American University. She currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.

Featured Work: Broken Land: Confronting Climate Change and Migration in Guatemala; “Indigenous Health and Migration in Guatemala

Upcoming Projects: Amelia Tyson’s untitled project about music in South Korea is currently in development.