Ligaiya Romero

Ligaiya Romero (they.them.theirs.siyá), a Firelight Media Documentary Lab alum, is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist working with collective memory and the decolonial imagination. Based in both Durham, NC and Brooklyn, NY, Ligaiya is currently working on a documentary film about Asian-American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) activism, called Not Your Model Minority!

Ligaiya is the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary on police violence and citizen counter-surveillance. The project was a collaboration with CopWatch NYC, supported by Tribeca New Media Fund, and presented at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. Ligaiya is a past fellow at Firelight Media's Documentary 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.


The Argus Project
Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon

Program Affiliations

Documentary Lab

Cohort Years

2016-2018 (Documentary Lab)


Social Media


Documentary Lab
In the Making

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