Lisa Molomot

Lisa Molomot

Lisa Molomot is a documentary filmmaker living in Tucson, Arizona. She has been working in film for over 20 years, directing, filming and editing documentaries. Early in her career, Lisa attended The American Film Institute in Los Angeles where she focused on film editing before going on to edit several fiction and nonfiction films. Since then, she has directed eight documentaries. Her award-winning feature THE HILL tells the story of an immigrant neighborhood in New Haven, CT and aired on America Reframed in 2015. Her award-winning shorts SCHOOL’S OUT and TEACHING IN ARIZONA have had hundreds of screenings and been featured on Slate.com, in The Atlantic, and on NPR. In the spring of 2019, Lisa was a Fulbright scholar at The International Migration Research Centre at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Ontario, Canada where she worked on SAFE HAVEN, a feature documentary about U.S. war resisters (military deserters) who apply for asylum in Canada, and SOLEDAD, a short documentary mixing live action and animation about an asylum case in Tucson. Lisa has taught filmmaking at Yale University and Wesleyan University; she is currently teaching the film course “Visual Storytelling and the Law” at the James E. Rogers School of Law at the University of Arizona, and developing a documentary production course for the online Graduate Program in Human Rights Practice.