Alexandra Shiva is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her most recent film, This is Home (Mountainfilm 2018), is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in Baltimore, Maryland and struggling to find their footing. Her previous film, How to Dance in Ohio, follows a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum preparing for an iconic American rite of passage — a Spring Formal. Both premiered at Sundance. Shiva launched her documentary career with Bombay Eunuch, a feature-length documentary that follows a makeshift family of eunuchs as they struggle to survive in modern Bombay. In 2001, the film was awarded Best Documentary at New York’s New Festival and the Special Jury Award at the Florida Film Festival, and was released theatrically. Shiva graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Art History.