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Ligaiya Romero

Visiting Assistant Professor of Film

Ligaiya Romero (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is a documentary filmmaker and cultural organizer, working with collective memory and the decolonial imagination. They recently directed the short film, Becoming the Moon, about the Filipino American artist Maia Cruz Palileo, for American Masters & Firelight Media. Ligaiya was the video producer & editor for The Argus Project, a 3-channel documentary installation 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.