Wed August 4th
2020 YBCA 100 Honoree
Loira Limbal is an Afro-Dominican filmmaker and DJ interested in the creation of art that is nuanced and revelatory for communities of color. She is the Senior Vice President of Programs at Firelight Media. Firelight is committed to making films about pivotal movements and moments in the U.S. Limbal’s current film, THROUGH THE NIGHT (Tribeca 2020) is a Critic’s Pick in The New York Times. Her first film, ESTILO HIP HOP, was a co-production of ITVS and aired on PBS in 2009. Additionally, she co-produces the popular Brooklyn monthly #APartyCalledRosiePerez. Limbal received a B.A. in History from Brown University and is a graduate of the Third World Newsreel’s Film and Video Production Training Program. She is a Sundance Momentum Fellow, DOC NYC New Leader, and a former Ford Foundation JustFilms/Rockwood Fellow. She lives in the Bronx with her two children.