Obed Lamy is a journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at numerous film festivals, including the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Capital City Black Film Festival, Montgomery Film Festival, Toronto Black Film Festival. His first documentary, A Promising Voice, which explores a Black student's journey navigating a predominantly white college campus, won the Audience Award at Arkansas Cinema Society: Filmland 2020 and Best Student Film at Made in Arkansas Film Festival. His most recent short, Once Forgotten, is a historical documentary that reframes the story of three enslaved individuals lynched in Washington County, Arkansas, in 1856.
Humanity, identity, and dignity that's what his work is all about. Obed has nurtured a passion for storytelling from her mother, who enjoyed sharing the fondest memories of her childhood with the family every night. That is what drove him to become a journalist. During his five-year career as a reporter, he has covered presidential elections, natural disasters, civil unrest for national and international media outlets such as La Presse.ca and Radio-Canada Information in Canada, and Voice of America in the U.S. He is also the co-founder of Enfo Sitwayen, a multimedia platform focusing on media literacy and civic education.
Obed is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship through which he graduated with a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. He also holds a B.A. in Business Administration and studied Social Communications at the Université d'Etat d'Haïti.Obed was born and raised in Petit-Goâve, Haiti. He is currently living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where you could see him riding his bike or talking to random strangers.