What happened when unarmed Black teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by White police officer Darren Wilson?
About the Filmmakers
Director/Producer LYRIC R. CABRAL has over a decade of experience documenting the under reported intersections of race and surveillance in the post 9-11 world. Lyric produces investigative work that comes from an insider, character driven perspective, that seeks to expose vital information for the public record. Cabral’s debut film (T)ERROR (co-directed with David Felix Sutcliuffe), the first film to portray an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, won the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Breakout First Feature, the 2015 Full Frame Documentary FilmFestival Grand Jury Prize, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film (2013), Lyric was also selected as one of American Photo’s 15 International Photographers to Watch. Lyric’s work has broadcast on PBS (Independent Lens), BBC 4 (Storyville), VICELAND, PIVOT, and National Geographic Channel UK.
JESSICA DEVANEY is a Brooklyn-based producer and the founder of Multitude Films. She produced the Critic’s Choice nominated SPEED SISTERS (Hot Docs, 2015), which the New York Times called “subtly rebellious and defiantly optimistic” and OUT AGAIN (Outfest 2017) for Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology. Forthcoming films include THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED, THE RASHOMON EFFECT, and ROLL RED ROLL. Jessica’s directorial debut short, LOVE THE SINNER, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2017, screened at over a dozen festivals, and was supported by The Harnisch Foundation, Fork Films, Sundance, The Fledgling Fund, and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Jessica was formerly the Director of Communications at Just Vision where she produced films in various capacities including Sundance and Guggenheim funded NAILA AND THE UPRISING (IDFA, 2017), Peabody Award-winning MY NEIGHBOURHOOD (Tribeca, 2012), the web series HOME FRONT (Aspen ShortsFest 2011), and Ridenhour Documentary Prize and PUMA Impact Award-winning BUDRUS (Berlin, Tribeca, 2010). Jessica has an M.A. in religious studies from Wake Forest University and studied at Georgetown’s Graduate School of Foreign Service in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. She co-founded the Queer Producers Collective, produced Doc Society’s inaugural Queer Impact Producers Lab, and was Sundance Edit and Story Lab Fellow and a Women at Sundance Fellow.