Lisa Biagiotti

journalist and film director

Lisa Biagiotti is an independent journalist and filmmaker. She is the director and producer of deepsouth (2013), a feature documentary about HIV in 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. Prior to journalism, Lisa worked in marketing and advertising for magazine publishing houses, financial services companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2001, she received a Fulbright grant to research Muslim immigration to Italy. Lisa holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

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