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Kyla Harris

United Kingdom
Climate Change, Disability Rights, LGBTQIA+, Education, Racial Injustice, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Economic Injustice, Aging
Educational materials, Consulting, Impact Strategist/Advisor, Crafting Classroom Materials, Mentorship
Cultural/racial identity:
Mixed Heritage/Mixed Race
Self identification:


Kyla Harris (any pronoun) is a filmmaker, writer and activist who applies an intersectional approach to all of her work. She advises and supports inclusivity in the industry, as a member of the Disability Screen Advisory Group for the British Film Institute (BFI) as well as the British Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). Kyla has been a panelist for a number of organisations including the BFI, Birds Eye View and Hot Docs Festival, often advocating for people who share her own identities as a queer, disabled person of colour. She works to integrate the principles of disability justice in her personal and professional life and regularly gives workshops on the subject. Along with Filmmakers With Disabilities (FWD-Doc) she co-wrote A Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility: Changing the Narrative of Disability in Documentary Film in association with Doc Society and Netflix as well as The FWD-Doc Engagement Pack in association with Doc Society and the BFI. In 2022 she joined the founding members of FWD-Doc as an Advising Member. Her short film It’s Personal, that she co-directed and wrote, was commissioned by the Film Video Umbrella and is their most viewed film to date. She co-created and is currently co-writing a television series in development with Ash Atalla and Roughcut TV for Channel 4.