About the Director
Liza was born in Ukraine and moved to the U.S. when she was five years old with her mother and grandmother, two strong role models who instilled in her a deep respect for other cultures and the arts. A recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Anthropology and Film Production, Liza’s research and production interests include community, taboo culture, and identity. In her last year at Johns Hopkins, Liza worked on a film with an accompanying written thesis that focused around small town life along the mega-highway I-95 in South Carolina, a project that has guided her in pursuing documentary filmmaking as a career.