Previous work includes the award-winning documentaries, Laura Clay: Voice of Change, a biography of Kentuckian and national woman's rights activist, Laura Clay; Imani, an exploration of Kwanzaa, the African American holiday, through the writings of poet Nikky Finney and the work of southern African American artists; and James Still's River of Earth, a portrait of James Still, one of Appalachia's most celebrated writers. Lyons is currently working on a new documentary on the Appalachian photographs of Doris Ulmann, one of the Unites States most respected and prolific portrait photographers during the 1920's and 1930's.

Films by Heather Lyons

M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake

Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin brothers and prolific African American artists, boldly moved from Kentucky to New York in 1933 to pursue artistic careers.