Lauren Franklin

Producer |

Lauren Franklin, is a filmmaker based in New York. She has aided in the development, fundraising, coordination and distribution of a variety of narrative and documentary feature films. Most recently she worked on season two of Wrong Man, which aired on Starz. She’s also collaborated on Margaret Brown’s (The Order of Myths) documentary The Great Invisible, which won the Best Documentary Award at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Festival, and Antonino D’Ambrosio’s Frank Serpico, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was picked up by Sundance Selects. She is currently working on an upcoming sports series for ITV. Franklin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

While I Breathe, I Hope

What does it mean to be young, black, and a Democrat in the American South? While I Breathe, I Hope follows South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers as he runs to become the first African American candidate elected statewide in over a century. The film begins by following Sellers as he makes his 2014 bid for Lieutenant Governor, through the Charleston Shootings, and during the removal of the Confederate flag in 2015. Through his experiences, this timely film offers audiences a window into the legacy of race in politics in the United States today.

Directed/Produced by Emily Harrold; Produced by Xuan Vu, Lauren Franklin, and Diane Robertson

Speakers: Emily Harrold, Xuan Vu, Lauren Franklin, Diane Robertson