Lucas Guilkey | Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist

The Strike (2024) — Director/Producer
The idea of a hunger strike begins as a whisper inside solitary confinement and soon grows to include 30,000 incarcerated people. THE STRIKE is a new feature documentary from directors JoeBill Muñoz and Lucas Guilkey about the largest hunger strike in U.S. history. It premiered at Hot Docs in 2024.

Aftershock (2022) — Story Producer
Following the preventable deaths of their partners due to childbirth complications, two bereaved fathers galvanize activists, birth-workers, and physicians to reckon with one of the most pressing American crises of our time—U.S. maternal health crisis. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award: Impact for Change. Streaming on Hulu.

What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong? (2019) — Director
This half hour documentary explores the mysterious death of one young man, his mother's quest for truth and justice, and the opaqueness and power of jails and sheriffs in the United States. Winner of the 2020 student BAFTA for best documentary.

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