Lisa Biagiotti is an independent journalist and filmmaker. She reported, produced and directed 'deepsouth' (2013), a feature documentary about rural America and four Southerners who redefine traditional values and create their own solutions to survive.
Lisa is currently on a grassroots film tour. She is developing a transmedia project about collapse. This hybrid fiction/non-fiction story is set in Mississippi and Southern Italy and plays out across multiple media platforms and storyworlds.
Lisa has written and/or 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. Lisa has also worked in marketing and advertising at Condé Nast. She has managed marketing and client relationships for boutique financial services companies.
In 2001, Lisa received a Fulbright grant to research Italian colonialism in Africa and current trends in Muslim immigration to Italy. She holds a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism.