Lydia Marie Hicks is a professional filmmaker and multi-media artist known for her video and place-based installation “Black in the Water” (2018) and her experimental documentary “Rediscovering the Scientist” (2016). She holds an MFA in Film/Video from The California Institute of the Arts, and a BS in Zoology from Humboldt State University. Her projects seek to explode identity-based historical narratives and promote healing by historicizing alternate concepts of western culture and celebrating the overlooked and undervalued contributions of marginalized groups. Her work has been featured on National Geographic and premiered at Sundance Film Festival. She has been supported by the EarthFire institute, WildSumaco Biological Station, Interlochen Academy of Arts, Guild Hall, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.