c I Ne DIGENOUS Raising Our Voices


cINeDIGENOUS: Raising Our Voices

April 06, 2021


Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructor and SIFF Education programming. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event. FREE code: NIATERO

More About The Class:

Tackle this complex conversation by diving into the past, using native Hawaiian history to dissect the impact of colonization on who controls the narrative. Then we’ll push upward discussing ways contemporary makers are raising their voices as well as identifying the spaces worthy of more progress.

About The Instructor:

Ciara Lacy is a kanaka maoli (native Hawaiian) filmmaker, whose 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 including Sundance and Berlinale as well as on Netflix, PBS, ABC, Al Jazeera, and the Criterion Collection. In the digital space, she has created content for the Guardian and the Atlantic Online. She was the inaugural Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellow as well as part of the inaugural class of NATIVe Fellows at the European Film Market. Ciara holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University and has given talks at academic institutions across the U.S. She continues to work on documentary content for broadcast and digital while also expanding her intimate style of filmmaking into the branded content and commercial spaces.