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Hunter N. Johnson is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and photographer whose projects seek to advance human rights through visual storytelling.


Working with The Perennial Plate, a two-time James Beard Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary team, Hunter created dozens of human-focused short films that were featured on PBS, The Atlantic, and at the 2018 AFI DOCS Film Festival

Hunter has also produced videos for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, and has worked extensively with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos to document their children's homes and community programs in nine Latin American countries.

In 2020, Hunter directed and edited a viral, nonpartisan video featuring four Minnesota Governors calling for civility in the 2020 election, garnering more than four million views and featured on multiple primetime national cable programs. 

In 2021, Hunter completed Until We Find Them,  a 30-minute documentary following two independent journalists who report on disappearances in Mexico. It screened at 11 international film festivals, winning "Best Documentary Short" at the 2021 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in Austin, TX.

Hunter is currently producing a series of films for The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, and is working as a recurring documentary editor for CBS Reports. 


Hunter has a Masters of Human Rights from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and is fluent in Spanish.


hunternewcome [at] | mpls,mn

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