Alexandra Dietz is an independent filmmaker and multimedia storyteller currently based in Washington, D.C.  Her work seeks to inspire curiosity while challenging viewers to look beyond stereotypical assumptions. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dietz earned her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. In 2011, she received the Fulbright-Nehru India Research Fellowship. In 2013, her project Changing Tides in Key West, a documentary on the diverse and contradictory lifestyles found on Key West, culminated in a solo exhibition at Studios of Key West, and selected pieces were exhibited at Art Basel in Miami. In 2016 Dietz was the recipient of PDN's best Student photo award and the Kuala Lumpur International Portrait award. In 2017 she received her Masters in New Media Photojournalism from George Washington University. Recent projects include All That Breaks, a series that follows Xhosa women in Cape Town, South Africa as they leave sex work to build new lives, and Rebel Pride, examining the American attachment to the confederate flag as a flashpoint of controversy and symbol of identity. Your Way Back to Me is Dietz’s newest and most personal work, documenting her girlfriend Hannah Sheridan's journey to reconnect with her Native American roots after the death of her father. The film will be screened at a special Veterans Day event at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.