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.