Kathleen Lei Limayo is a documentary filmmaker, photographer & visual anthropologist based in the Philippines. She focuses on telling visual stories about indigenous peoples, environmental issues, climate change impacts and solutions.
She has also produced, directed and edited videos and photo stories for various organizations. View her works here.
2013- 2021. Master of Arts in Philippine Studies (Socio-Cultural). Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman
2008-2012. Bachelor of Arts in Film and Audio-Visual Communication. Cum laude. Film Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman
Member. Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (Anthropological Association of the Philippines)
AWARDS & GRANTS
2019. Story Grantee. Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. Asia-Pacific Health-Related Climate Change Story Grants. “Heat-related illnesses: Health impacts of climate change to farmers & fisherfolk in Dingalan, Aurora”
2018. Runner up. Cambridge Climate Frontline Programme. Grant for multimedia documentary project “Ah’ah Laot: People of the Sea – Climate Change Impacts to the Tigtabon Island”
2013. Nomination for Best Documentary Film. 36th Gawad Urian Film Festival. Nomination for film “Sa Rikaw: Ang Huling Kanta ng Iraya Mangyan ng Magnot”
2012. Honorable Mention for Documentary Thesis “Sa Rikaw: Ang Huling Kanta ng Iraya Mangyan ng Magnot”
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SPECIALIZATION
Documentary filmmaking and photography
Philippine indigenous peoples and culture
Intangible cultural heritage and traditional knowledge system and practices
Visual anthropology and multimodal ethnographic research
Climate change impacts to indigenous peoples
exhibits and screenings
2012. UP Film Institute Student Thesis Screening. Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.
2011. Coffee Art Painting Exhibit. ROX Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
2008. disCOLOR: Black and White Photography Exhibit. UP Film Center, Quezon City
organizations kath has worked with
- 350.org Philippines
- Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)
- Terre Des Hommes Netherlands
- Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Philippines
- Sulong CARHRIHL
- Sentrong Pagpapalakas ng Negritong Kultura at Kalikasan (SPNKK)
- World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines
- Lilok Foundation, Inc.
- Christian Convergence for Good Governance (CCGG)
- Votenet Philippines
- Gawang Laya
- Global Filipino Movement Inc.
- Conservative Baptists of the Philippines (CBAP)
- Peace Church Philippines
- Creative Prime Movers for Transformation (CPMT)
- Philippine Bible Society
- Oxfam Philippines
- International Justice Mission, Manila
- Operation Blessings
Kathleen is based in Manila, Philippines, and is available for multimedia documentary assignments.