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Alexandria Bombach (They/She) is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and editor known for impactful, character-driven documentaries that focus on human stories with empathy and depth. Their latest film, IT’S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL, opened the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The film features an intimate conversation with the beloved American folk-rock band Indigo Girls – revealing the profound insights of two queer icons as they reflect on 40 years of music, friendship, and activism. Their first feature documentary was FRAME BY FRAME (2015), a documentary about Afghan photojournalists that premiered at SXSW and won over 25 film festival awards. In 2018, their documentary ON HER SHOULDERS, which follows Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where Bombach received the U.S. Documentary Directing Award. The film was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and shortlisted for an Academy Award. Additionally, Bombach served as the Executive Producer and Editor of THERE WAS, THERE WAS NOT (2024), directed by Emily Mkrtichian. The film follows four women in the Republic of Artsakh as they deal with the aftermath of one war and the onset of another, capturing their struggles and the loss of their homeland. Bombach currently resides in the high desert of their hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to developing their next feature, they are currently working as a story consultant, as an editor, and building a residency for filmmakers in Santa Fe.


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