Instructor Bio

Alexandra Lacey is a San Francisco filmmaker, educator and activist who started her film and media career at City College. Since completing her BFA in Film Production and Studies at UC Santa Cruz and her MFA in Film Production at SF State University, she has worked as an independent and freelance filmmaker, producer, director and editor. Her films have screened and been recognized at festivals both nationally and internationally.

She has written, directed and edited several short narrative films that focus on women’s stories as seen through the lens of psychology and place. In addition, she is in the process of distributing her feature-length documentary, Fiji Memory, Colonial Time, which explores the history and legacy of colonialism in Fiji. Both her narrative and documentary work emphasize memory, the profound role of place in the human experience and the power of oral history to connect the personal with the political.

Currently, Alexandra is working as a producer and video coordinator at the San Francisco Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Some of the projects she has co-created with AEMP are (Dis)location: Black Exodus, a multi-media zine about the African-American experience and outmigration in San Francisco and Tenants Rise Up: Fighting for Housing Justice in the Bay Area, a 30-minute documentary, which won an award at the 2022 Chicago Changefest.

In addition to Alexandra's creative work, she is a passionate educator who has taught at multiple universities and youth camps in the United States and abroad and has been a guest lecturer or panelist at many universities, including Stanford University, Mills College, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, the California Historical Society and The MDocs Storyteller’s Institute at Skidmore University .