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Raised in Oklahoma by Ugandan immigrants, Crystal Kayiza took a documentary film class in high school and realized early on that she wanted to do nonfiction storytelling. After graduating from Ithaca College in 2015 with a degree in Documentary Studies and Production, Crystal spent two years at the ACLU working on criminal justice and racial justice issues. She’s now a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on nuanced storytelling about the African Diaspora.
She received a Heartland Emmy Award for her film All That Remains, which profiles Boley, Oklahoma, one of the nation’s last all-Black towns. Her short documentary Edgecombe, which examines how trauma repeats and reinvents itself in a rural Black community in North Carolina, was an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Crystal was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in Filmmaker Magazine, and in the last few years she has received fellowships from Sundance and the Jacob Burns Film Center.