Lyric Cabral


Lyric R. Cabral is an award winning filmmaker, producer, and photojournalist whose work explores the intersections of race, religion, and surveillance in the post 9-11 world.   She is best known for (T)ERROR, the first film to portray an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, that won the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Breakout First Feature and the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. In support of her journalism, Cabral has received artist grants from the Investigative Fund, BBC Storyville, Independent Television Service, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Britdoc, and the International Documentary Association. She is currently a Women in Film Fellow at the Sundance Institute, and a documentary filmmaking fellow at the Investigative Fund.  Her works has been broadcast on Independent Lens, BBC Storyville, VICELAND, and National Geographic Channel UK.  Cabral produced “SHOOTING THE MESSENGER,” an episode of the Truth and Power series airing on Pivot TV, profiling citizen journalists who expose controversial police tactics. Lyric is currently directing a feature documentary, in partnership with citizen journalist Chris Seltzer, that will shed new light on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.