Vice President and Documentary Lab Director, Firelight Media

Docs-On-The-Go: The Convergence of Media - Saturday, June 24th - Creators Studio 2

Loira Limbal is an Afro-Latina filmmaker interested in creating nuanced and complex portrayals of working class women of color. Her first film, Estilo Hip Hop, was a co-production of ITVS and aired on PBS in 2009. She is currently the Vice President and Documentary Lab Director at Firelight Media. Firelight makes films about pivotal movements and people in American history. Recent productions include: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the RevolutionFreedom Summer, and Freedom Riders. Firelight’s Documentary Lab – is a fellowship that provides mentorship, funding, and access to emerging filmmakers of color. Loira is currently directing Through the Night, a feature documentary about a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, NY. Additionally, she co-produces and helms the popular Brooklyn monthly #APartyCalledRosiePerez. For over 15 years, Loira has worked in the nonprofit sector with a focus on cultural production, access, and representation. She lives in the Bronx with her two children.


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