Brown Bag Biography: Ciara Lacy

April 4, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 410

Apr 4: “The Art of Disappearing: Exploring the Filmmaker’s Process and Presence in Documentary Storytelling” by Ciara Lacy, director and producer of Out of State

When do you disappear, and when are you brazenly present in your work as a director? Dive deep into Ciara Lacy’s process as a filmmaker as she explores her perspectives on the role of the director in documentary spectrum work and the factors that influence that role. Expect case studies, lots of talk of authenticity, and plenty of war stories with opportunity for open discussion.

Ciara Lacy’s interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. Her work has shown at festivals around the world as well as broadcast on networks including Netflix, PBS, ABC, and Al Jazeera and via notable online outlets like the Guardian and the Atlantic Online. She has also benefited from fellowships with the Sundance Institute, Firelight Media's Documentary Lab, Berlinale NATIVe’s Producers Fellows, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Princess Grace Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and the Independent Film Project (IFP). Ciara holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University and has given talks at academic institutions across the U.S.

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Free and Open to the Public

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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