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Ligaiya Romero

Lecturer in Film

Ligaiya Romero, (pronouns: they/them/theirs/siya) is a documentary filmmaker and cultural organizer, working with collective memory and the decolonial imagination. They recently completed a short film about the Filipina American artist, Maia Cruz Palileo, for American Masters & Firelight Media. Ligaiya was the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary on police violence and citizen counter-surveillance, in collaboration with CopWatch NYC. The project was supported by Tribeca New Media Fund and presented at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. Ligaiya was a fellow at Firelight Media’s Documentary Story Lab and is currently a member of the Queer Producers Collective. Recently, they were a Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media & Journalism. There, Ligaiya worked with the students to produce a documentary about the UNC confederate monument and the student-led movement to take it down.



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Ligaiya was a Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit fellow and is currently a fellow with the Center for Asian American Media. They are currently working on a project about brujx feminism. Ligaiya is developing a class on Decolonial Documentary, which explores documentary as a tool for liberation.