Christine Turner

Christine Turner is a filmmaker who spotlights tender, intimate portraits of people in socially charged landscapes. Her latest film J’Nai Bridges: Unamplified, about the Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano, was broadcast on PBS as part of the In the Making documentary series presented by American Masters and Firelight Media. Previously, Christine directed and produced Lynching Postcards: ‘Token of a Great Day’ (Firelight Films, Paramount+), which was nominated for a Peabody, shortlisted for an Oscar, and won an NAACP Image Award; the critically-acclaimed documentary Homegoings, about a renowned funeral director in Harlem (PBS/POV); as well as the Sundance short Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business (New York Times Op-Docs) and Tribeca’s Paint & Pitchfork (The New Yorker) about celebrated artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. With over a decade of experience in television production, Christine also collaborates on non-fiction series for broadcast and streaming.  Recent projects include The 1619 Project (Hulu), Amend (Netflix) and Art in the Twenty-First Century (PBS).

ABOUT J'Nai Bridges Unamplified

In J’Nai Bridges Unamplified, the critically acclaimed and Grammy–winning opera singer J’Nai Bridges takes the stage in A Knee on the Neck, a choral tribute to George Floyd.


J'Nai Bridges Unamplified

Program Affiliation

Documentary Lab
PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund

Cohort Year

2011 (Documentary Lab)
2022 (PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund)
2023 (In The Making)




Documentary Lab
In the Making
PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund

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