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#46: Alexandria Bombach

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We catch up with 2019 duPont award winning director Alexandria Bombach about her latest film, “On Her Shoulders.” It’s an achingly beautiful 3-month snapshot of the life of activist and Yazidi genocide survivor, Nadia Murad. But it’s also a call to action for journalists and filmmakers, to think about the stories we tell, how we tell them and most importantly, why.
Mar 29 2019 · 42mins
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The ethics of storytelling with Alexandria Bombach | NYLA Talks

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How do you tell a story of someone who went through a trauma and not let that experience define the person? The guest of this week's, American filmmaker Alexandria Bombach asked herself this question when she met Nadia Murad, an activist for Yazidi rights and the winner of last year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The film was awarded for the best documentary directing at the Sundance film festival and was nominated for the documentary Grand Jury Prize.

Our contributor journalist and filmmaker Ieva Balsiūnaitė met Alexandria Bombach at New York this November to discuss her approach to filmmaking. This week, we are sharing their conversation.

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Mar 21 2019 · 42mins

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Alexandria Bombach on how filmmakers should portray stories of trauma and why she edits her own films

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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 all her own films.


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Mar 06 2019 · 37mins
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How To Become A Filmmaker - Alexandria Bombach

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Want to see the video version of this podcast? Please visit Youtube here:
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Oct 27 2018 · 26mins

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Alexandria Bombach and Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown discuss their doc “On Her Shoulders.” (10/26/18)

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“On Her Shoulders” is Alexandria Bombach’s deeply moving portrait of Yazidi genocide survivor-turned-global advocate Nadia Murad. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Directing Award and the prize for Best Documentary at the recent Camden Film Festival, the film focuses on Nadia’s life as the 23-year-old participates in a dizzying display of diplomacy—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. In Friday’s “Leonard Lopate at Large,” Alexandria and co-producer Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown discuss this important film and the inspiring woman it profiles.
Oct 26 2018 · 55mins
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23. Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach: Co-Directing One Vision

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Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach are documentary filmmakers and co-directors of award-winning film "Frame by Frame.” The documentary follows four Afghan photojournalists as they face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own after decades of war and rule under the oppressive Taliban regime. The film had its world premiere at SXSW 2015, has screened over 50 times, garnered several awards, was voted one of the Top 10 Audience Favorites at Hot Docs Film Festival, and is nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Award for Spotlight Doc. Right now, Mo and Alexandria are knee-deep in an Academy Award campaign for the film. “Frame by Frame” is opening for a week-long run in New York on Nov 20 at the IFC Center.

Mo and Alexandria are extremely self-sufficient women and filmmakers-- both having worked alone on most of their film projects before this one. They both started their own film companies and both have carved out their own niches; Mo in the documentary and journalism world and Alexandria in the outdoor filmmaking world.

In this episode, we talk about how they came to the medium of film, reporting international stories, filming in Afghanistan, their dedication to stunning cinematography, earning the trust of your subjects, the responsibility and weight of releasing stories into the world, holding onto empathy, the perils of co-directing, how to reconnect with relationships after disconnecting to make a film, and how to maintain belonging and community when living out of a suitcase.

Name: Mo Scarpelli

Current Location: Portland, OR

Current Gig: Director & Producer at Rake Films

What are you listening to now? "I'm Here Now" by Motopony // Podcasts: SheDoes & On Being :)

What film/book/show/piece of media changed you? 

Zack Canepari & Drea Cooper's "California Is A Place" showed me how independent doc shorts for online were possible, and also that they could be quirky, stylized and emotionally resonant. This, along with MediaStorm's short multimedia pieces, opened my world to that wonderful blurry space between film + journalism on the web.

Jason Tippet's "Only The Young" showed me how cinematography in doc can rival that of narrative features, and tell a human story.

Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" showed me how a Director's manipulation can morph a simple situation into a riveting and revealing story.

Joan Didion's essays - her tone, her boldness, her levity - has always informed the way I look at the world.

George Orwell's essays also have been an influence for me since I first picked up "All Art is Propaganda." I don't know if I realized at the time that what drew--and continues to draw--me to essays is how they can be like cinema verite; meandering and observing and leaving so much up to the reader to interpret what the writer has experienced.

Who is your career role model? I have three. My mom, Joan Didion, Margaret Bourke-White. I should have a filmmaker on here, I know...I'm still learning the doc film world and have met a ton of people in the past couple years who deserve admiration. Hard to name just a few, so I'll stick with the oldies.  

What is a tool you can't live without? Black notepad + pen. I'm naked without it.

How do you drink/take your coffee/tea? With a splash of soy or almond milk 

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“Both Mo and I get uncomfortable when shoots are too organized—or if people work with a union and they stop at a certain time—that would just blow our minds. I think we’re used to and thrive in chaotic environments.”
— Alexandria Bombach

Name: Alexandria Bombach

Current Location: On The Road

Current Gig: Red Reel

What are you listening to now? Broken Social Scene, "Sweetest Kill"

What film/book/show/piece of media changed you? Too many to list. Right now it's the film "Bitter Lake" & the book "No god but God"

Who is your career role model? Ava DuVernay & Lucy Walker  

What is a tool you can't live without? YELP. I live on the road and never know the best spot for a quick bite or a place to set up and work - YELP hasn't failed me yet. 

How do you drink/take your coffee/tea? French Press coffee with honey

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CREDITS:

  • Produced by Elaine Sheldon & Sarah Ginsburg
  • Sound design by Billy Wirasnik
  • Illustration by Christine Cover

MUSIC BY: Julianna Barwick

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Nov 18 2015 · 38mins
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Frame by Frame: Q&A with directors Mo Scarpelli & Alexandria Bombach

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After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan and its journalists have been left to stand on their own.

Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with colour and character, Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four photographers in the pursuit of the truth.
Nov 05 2015 · 31mins