Award-winning filmmaker Margaret Byrne, directed and produced Raising Bertie (POV 2017), a feature documentary following the lives of three African American boys growing up in rural North Carolina.
Some of her previous credits include Generation Wealth (2018), All the Queen’s Horses (2017), Emmy-nominated American Promise (POV 2013), and Slaying Goliath (Showtime 2009). She was previously a creative director at Universal Music and directed live concerts and music videos for artists such as Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. In 2005, Byrne produced and edited the series that launched MTV across Africa.
Byrne is a professor at Columbia College and College of DuPage, and a mentor for Kartemquin’s Diverse Voice in Docs program. She lives in Chicago with her daughter Violet in and is the founder of Beti Films.
Films by Margaret Byrne
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