Talent Guide

Hyacinth Parker

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:CNN Docuseries Intensive 2020


Hyacinth Parker, Writer / Director, is a first-time filmmaker. After extensive travels, from Havana, Cuba to Ahmedabad, India, Hyacinth ultimately lived in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, where she witnessed how entertainment transcends race, class, religion, and culture. Hyacinth’s unique experiences have deepened her understanding of diverse cultures and global trends. Her global perspective gives her insight into what compels people from all backgrounds and inspired Hyacinth to tell stories about African Americans and people of color abroad. Hyacinth’s goal through her storytelling is to refocus the lens not only on Black people, but on the dynamics held between people of color; to shift from Black vs. White and explore the relationships between Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, etc. as well as the nuances within each of these groups. Throughout her career, Hyacinth has explored the intersection of art, culture, technology, and politics, and used her broad outlook to create content that comes from unusual places and resonates across the human experience.

Current Project



Harvest, a character-driven docuseries, focuses on the unique circumstances and passions of farmers around the globe, and offers an intimate look at their lives and realities. Taking the lens that is usually trained on chefs and foodies, Harvest celebrates the beauty and artistry of farming and the people who act as stewards of the land at a pivotal moment when mankind is grappling with our food sources, climate change, and re-examining our relationship to the earth.