Luchina Fisher


LUCHINA FISHER is an award-winning director, writer and producer whose work is at the intersection of race, gender and identity. Her feature directorial debut MAMA GLORIA was a 2022 GLAAD Media Award nominee and broadcast on PBS. Her latest film, the short documentary THE DADS, about five fathers of trans kids on a weekend fishing trip, premiered at SXSW and was acquired by Netflix, where it will stream later this fall. Her short documentary TEAM DREAM, executive produced by Queen Latifah, has won numerous festival jury awards and aired on BET. Her second feature LOCKED OUT, about the barriers to Black homeownership, won Best Documentary Feature at the American Black Film Festival, the “Shine the Light” Award at the Freep Festival and Runner-up Audience Choice Award at Woods Hole Film Festival. Earlier this year, Fisher was awarded the PitchBLACK Film Forum’s top prize for her new project about Black queer representation in music. She is the director of two scripted short films and has written and produced several nationally broadcast documentaries. Her work has been supported by Black Public Media, the Field Foundation, Sisters in Cinema, Brown Girl Doc Mafia, the Queen Collective, Women Make Movies, the Athena Film Festival’s Works in Progress Program, Firelight Media and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Luchina also teaches documentary filmmaking at Yale University.

Participating Sessions

Opening Night Film: Locked Out

Nothing symbolizes ‘making it in America’ quite like owning a home. Yet today, the racial gap in home ownership is widening, and those most impacted are women of color. Set in Detroit, “Locked out” takes us into the lives of courageous Black women who face evictions, predatory lenders and traditional banking, in a movement to battle housing injustice, so The American Dream may become a reality for all. Audience talkback...