Lyric Cabral

LYRIC R CABRAL has over a decade of experience documenting the intersections of race and surveillance in the post 9-11 world. Cabral’s debut film (T)ERROR, 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 Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

Cabral’s work has appeared on PBS, BBC, VICELAND, Pivot, and National Geographic Channel UK, amongst others. She is currently directing THE RASHOMON EFFECT, exploring the shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown by White police officer Darren Wilson.


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