Alexandria Dionne comes to documentary film after having worked as a journalist and editor for 10 years at such publications as Rolling Stone, Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly. Though originally from California, she worked in New York for over 13 years on a variety of long-format PBS documentary productions, including David Grubin’s Abraham Lincoln and Immigration films and Bill Moyers’ The Hudson River. Just prior to joining the 10×10 team, she produced radio pieces for KCRW’s Good Food. Alex now lives back in California with her husband and two kids.
While in Ethiopia for 10×10 in June of 2011, Alex directed a shoot with a woman there named Melka, who had been the victim of early marriage. Alex is proud that Melka’s story is being heard and has gone on to be featured content addressing the ill effects of early marriage for many of 10×10′s NGO partners, including for World Vision, the UN Foundation, and The Elders.