About the Director
Quinn Smith (he/they) is a Chickasaw/Choctaw documentarian and writer who utilizes storytelling to advance the flourishing of Indigenous peoples and the environment. He earned his BA in Public Policy from Duke University in 2023 and won the Terry Sanford Leadership Award for his advocacy work as President of the Native American/Indigenous Student Alliance. He has directed creative projects for the U.S. Department of the Interior, All My Relations Podcast, Duke Gardens, as well as several independent documentaries and multimedia exhibits. Quinn also worked for Tripod Media on the Netflix documentary "Pamela: A Love Story". As a freelance writer, Quinn has written about Native American history and contemporary issues for Ancestry.com and ClickView Education. After Southern Exposure, Quinn will spend 10 months through the Hart Fellowship working for the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, a non-profit advancing Indigenous land guardianship and connecting First Nation environmental justice movements across Canada.