Lisa Biagiotti is an independent journalist and filmmaker. She is the director and producer of 'deepsouth' (2013), a feature documentary about the rural American South.
Lisa has written and produced for the Los Angeles Times, PBS, Current TV and Human Rights Watch. Her work focuses on complex, under-reported social issues, from the sanitation crisis in South East Asia to homophobia in the Caribbean. The stories she produced on the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2009.
She teaches storytelling to first-time filmmakers, and speaks internationally about digital journalism and independent filmmaking. Prior to journalism, Lisa worked in marketing and advertising for magazine publishing houses, financial services companies and nonprofit organizations.
Lisa received a Fulbright grant to research Muslim immigration to Italy in 2001. She holds a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism.