Ligaiya Romero (2019) is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist working with collective memory and the decolonial imagination. Based in Durham, North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York they are the video producer and editor for “The Argus Project,” a transmedia documentary on police violence and citizen counter-surveillance. The project was supported by the TFI New Media Fund and presented at Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes 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.
Ligaiya is currently working on a documentary film about Asian Pacific American activism in the South.