The Rashomon Effect

Film phase: Development


An immersive examination of divergent eyewitness narratives in the wake of a police shooting.


Director/Producer Lyric R Cabral has over a decade of experience documenting the intersections of race and surveillance in the post-9/11 world. Cabral’s debut film (T)ERROR, the first film to portray an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, won the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Breakout First Feature, the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Cabral’s recent work has appeared on PBS, BBC, VICELAND, Pivot, and National Geographic Channel UK, amongst others.