Lyntoria Newton is graduate of the Documentary Film and Video MFA program at Stanford University. Many of her films have centered on the narratives of women and girls. She recently completed her M.F.A. thesis film Hey Little Black Girl, which explores the relationship between contemporary black girlhood and the legacy African American Civil Rights. She holds a B.A. from Hampshire College where she constructed a course of study that included film, media, journalism, and African diasporic studies. She explored her interests in societal norms of race, sexuality, and Western standards of beauty through her senior thesis films, A Feast for the Man and Other(ed) Spaces. She co-produced the tour guide, a short film about a London tour guide with aspirations to be an actor and worked on post-production for Summers with Helen, a documentary about Elaine Mayes and her summer vacations with the late street photographer Helen Levitt. She has produced content for outlets such as The Boston Globe, PBA30, The Atlanta University Center, Atlanta Public Schools, The University of Michigan and others.