Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and editor from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has focused on exploring ethics in journalism, perspectives of the refugee crisis, and the current state of advocacy. Her feature-length documentary ON HER SHOULDERS follows Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to politicians and media, Nadia was thrust onto the world stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame, and people's good intentions. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where Alexandria won Best Directing in the US Doc. Competition.
Her first feature-length documentary, FRAME BY FRAME, follows the lives of four Afghan photojournalists who are facing the realities of building Afghanistan's first free press. The film premiered at SXSW in 2015, went on to win more than 25 film festival awards, and screened in front of the president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.
Alexandria continued her work in Afghanistan in 2016 directing the Pulitzer Center-supported New York Times Op-Doc, AFGHANISTAN BY CHOICE – a portrait of five Afghans who must weigh the costs of leaving or staying as the country's security deteriorates
She is the founder of the Santa Fe Editing & Writing Residency and is a 2019 Sundance Institute Momentum Fellow. Alexandria is currently working on her first scripted film as well as a documentary about the Indigo Girls.