About the Filmmaker
Cai Thomas is a documentary filmmaker telling verité stories at the intersection of location, self-determination, and identity about Black youth and elders. She grew up in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood and is deeply interested in stories rooted in place. Her most recent film Queenie about a Black lesbian elder premiered at NewFest winning the NY Short Grand Jury award. She is a NeXt Doc and Sisters in Cinema Fellow as well as a Mellon Arts Practitioner Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.