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dream hampton      

Cultural Critic, Award-Winning Filmmaker & Executive Producer of "Surviving R.Kelly"

dream hampton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer from Detroit. She attained prominence as a hip-hop journalist who, employing a literary style and nuanced awareness, intimately profiled leading rappers.

Around 2000, hampton shifted mainly to filmmaking, and has often applied it toward social activism. She was executive producer of the 2019 documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which, breaking ratings records, may have spurred Kelly's prosecution.

Her most recent works include the Frameline feature documentary Treasure, It's A Hard Truth Ain't It, Finding Justice and Emmy nominated Surviving R. Kelly.

hampton is the 2019 recipient of Ms. Foundation's "Gloria" award and was named one of 2019 TIME 100's most influential people in the world.

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