Heather Lyons

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Heather is an independent film producer and director based in Kentucky. Her work includes M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake, a documentary on prolific African American artists and social activists, Morgan and Marvin Smith. This documentary was broadcast nationally on PBS, received a Silver Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network and was screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and numerous other venues.

Heather is currently the Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs in the Mayor's Office of Lexington, KY. Her award-winning work as an independent producer and director includes A Lasting Thing for the World: The Photography of Doris Ulmann, one of the United States most respected and prolific portrait photographers during the 1920's and 1930's: M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake, a documentary exploring the activism and artistry of twin brothers, Marvin and Morgan Smith; 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.

New Day Films by Heather Lyons

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