Nataleah Hunter-Young is a writer, film curator, and PhD candidate in Communication and Culture at Ryerson and York Universities. She has supported festival programming for the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa as well as Toronto Outdoor Picture Show and Reelworld Film Festival. Nataleah’s doctoral research explores the social and cultural impacts of social media videos documenting anti-Black police brutality and their representations in contemporary art. She is a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Award recipient.
Beginning her career in social work, Nataleah worked with young people in community for over 10 years. In 2015, she also served as Chair of the Ontario Premier’s Council for Youth Opportunities. You can find her recent writing with Canadian Art, Xtra, the Gardiner Museum, and issue #58 of PUBLIC: Arts | Culture | Ideas, which she also co-edited. Nataleah was born and raised in community.