A graduate of Tulane University, Alexander Glustrom grew up in inner-city Atlanta. Glustrom has directed, shot, produced and edited film projects for HBO, CNN, NYtimes.com and Democracy Now. His award-winning documentary film, Big Charity (2014), tells the story of New Orleans' almost 300-year-old Charity Hospital and the sacrifices made for the sake of progress. He was awarded "Filmmaker of the Year" at the 2015 New Orleans Millennial Awards and named one of New Orleans' "40 under 40 brightest and most innovative young people" by Gambit Magazine. His feature-length film Mossville: When Great Trees Fall (Mountainfilm 2020) looks at the destruction of an African-American community on the outskirts of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.