Malkia K. Lydia

Somewhere Between Maryland, Philly, And Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Film Projects


Malkia K. Lydia recovers authentic stories about community life. She has produced films for exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, National Civil Rights Museum, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and a Knight Foundation Cities Challenge. She recently wrapped production on her first two feature documentaries as Director/Producer, with support from Black Public Media, ITVS, Good Pitch, Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council, Humanities DC, and Maryland State Arts Council. Malkia has served on conference panels for AFI Docs and Creative Edge/Future of Film, and she taught media courses for Temple University, American University, and community organizations THEARC, Girls on the Rise, the Festival Center, and Anacostia Arts Center. She is a proud graduate of DC Public Schools as well as Duke University and Temple University.