EPISODE FOUR

ALEXANDRIA BOMBACH

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

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I’m asking these questions that I’m asking the audience to myself—what my perceptions are, what things I need to unpack, how I’m treating stories of trauma. All these things are conversations that I want to bring to a space because I’m asking those questions of myself.

MARCH 6, 2019

Alexandria Bombach is a cinematographer, editor and director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her feature-length documentary On Her Shoulders follows Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived genocide and sexual slavery by ISIS. Now free, Nadia must navigate the bureaucracy and fame of being a human rights figure.

Bombach gives insight on how filmmakers and the media should portray stories of trauma. She also explains her decision to produce, shoot AND edit her own films.