About Shirley



A seasoned PBS documentary producer, writer and editor, she is best known for the PBS documentaries she has edited and/or produced, including Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall (2016), Winning Girl (2014), Breadfruit and Open Spaces (2013), Eating Alaska (2009), Pidgin: the Voice of Hawai‘i (2008), It’s Still Elementary (2007), Special Circumstances (2006), Surfing for Life (2000), & It’s Elementary (1996). She recently completed the feature documentary Finding KUKAN. 

A New Orleans native who lived and worked in San Francisco and Dallas, she is now based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shirley is the past president of Women in Film.Dallas and a member of the New Day Films collective since 1993. As a Latina and a daughter of immigrants, she is committed to filmmaking that builds bridges across cultures and communities. 

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