Who Are We?

Truth2Power is an independent film collective. We are dedicated to productions whose themes and subject matter represent humanity as a whole. We make films about young people, working-class people, people of color; films about the fight for a just and rational world, and the people who are waging that fight. We try to make films that say something.

Our focus is on original narrative and documentary work. But we are also professional writers, directors, shooters and editors working in the industry. We work in close conjunction with a variety of progressive arts, new media and community organizations around New York City including: Blacklist Productions, La Lutta NMC, Mayfirst/People-link.

Learn more about our Co-Directors.


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How Did We Start and Develop?

Truth2Power began in 2003, out of a desire to document some anti-war organizing work that had been taking place in Uptown, Manhattan and the Bronx. We also wanted to make short films that could be used to educate and develop awareness of issues affecting young people in New York City. The first project we completed, We Got Next, Vol I, was originally produced TV show that aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network throughout the summer of 2004. It was a finalist for Best Short Documentary at the H20 Int'l Hip Hop Awards in 2005.

We soon branched out to narrative films, also introducing youth development and production skills-training into our work. We have continued to focus on the themes and subjects which are most important to us.



Karim López
: Writer/Director/Editor
347-203-6157 . karim@karimlopez.org

Michael Tyner
: Writer-Director/Editor/Producer
646-942-2311 . mdottyner@gmail.com