Ligaiya Romero (they.them.theirs.siyá) is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist working with collective memory and the decolonial imagination.
Based in both Durham, NC and Brooklyn, NY, Ligaiya is currently working on a documentary film about Asian-American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) activism, called Not Your Model Minority!
Ligaiya is the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary on police violence and citizen counter-surveillance. The project was a collaboration with CopWatch NYC, supported by Tribeca New Media Fund, and presented at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.
Ligaiya is a fellow at Firelight Media's Documentary Story Lab and a member of the Queer Producers Collective. Most recently, they were a Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism, teaching documentary film and photography.
Events, Exhibitions, & Accolades
Logan Nonfiction Program /// Fellow
Google VR + Tribeca Film Institute /// Director, Color Wheel VR
Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship /// Mentee, Diversity in the Edit
UNC-Chapel Hill /// Visiting Professor, School of Media & Journalism
International Center for Photography /// Lecturer, New Media Narratives
C/O Berlin /// Group Show, as to be inaudible
Asian Women's Giving Circle /// Grant Recipient
More Art /// Artist-in-Residence
NPPA Northern Short Course /// Speaker