Macky.Alston

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Macky Alston

Macky.Alston
148 words: Macky Alston is Vice President for Strategy, Engagement and Media at Auburn Seminary, where he equips faith leaders to stand for justice through the media. Alston founded Auburn Media in 2002 and since then has media trained over 5000 faith leaders, including many of today’s most influential religious leaders. Alston is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, whose films include Love Free or Die (PBS); Hard Road Home (PBS), The Killer Within (Discovery), Questioning Faith (HBO), and Family Name (PBS). He has won at Sundance twice and appeared widely in the press, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and The New York Times. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary, he comes from a long line of ministers in the American South and grew up exposed to the power of religion, politics and the media, as charismatic leaders on the Left and Right shaped history for generations to come.