Eta Chapter Alumna Produces and Co-Directs Emmy-Winning Documentary Film: (T)ERROR

On October 5th our Eta Chapter Alumna, Lyric R. Cabral, won a News and Documentary Emmy Award in the Outstanding Investigative Documentary category for her film (T)ERROR. Lyric produced and co-directed the documentary, described as a real-life "Homeland", which focused on an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation and put into question the ethics concerning the use of informants in these types of investigations. The film was originally released in 2015 and won several independent film awards and received critical acclaim. Last year it made its US television premier and is currently available on Netflix and other digital media platforms.

Lyric became a member of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Spring 2001 at our Eta Chapter where she attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a New York-based filmmaker, producer, and photojournalist and recipient of several grants and fellowships in support of her verité work exploring the intersections of race and surveillance in post–9/11 America. In 2013, Cabral was named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her photography has been published through Aperture Foundation, National Geographic Channel UK, the Nation, and the Village Voice, and on exhibition with "Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument.”

(T)ERROR is her first feature length documentary and has won the 2015 Emerging Filmmakers Award from the International Documentary Association, and the 2015 Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature at the Sundance Film Festival. Watch Lyric and her co-director David Felix Sutcliffe talk about (T)ERROR:

Watch Lyric and her colleagues accept the Emmy for (T)ERROR: