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Aliyah Mitchell is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based filmmaker and photographer.

Driven by a Deep Interest in all Aspects of Filmmaking | Her production experiences range from producing and directing to gaffing/gripping and post-production management and editing. She holds a BA in filmmaking from the University of Michigan and currently manages and produces documentary-style content to promote learning, positive culture change, and DEI for the University of Michigan’s Business & Finance organization.

Longtime Enthusiasm for Linguistics and Language Acquisition | It drives her to produce narrative and documentary content exploring language, linguistics, and human communication. Having studied 7+ languages, she considers herself a practicing polyglot and for Aliyah, language of all types are integral to understanding and communicating everything. 

Producer & Editor | Currently she’s producing a language docuseries with Salud Sin Papeles (2018) director Juan D. Freitez which unpacks how language perceptions can reveal deep, everyday truths about how we see and navigate the world | Recently selected for the 2022 Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti, she produced and edited a short documentary about Mosaic artist and Tai Chi instructor, Master Wasentha Young. | She’s also editing a film project with cartoonist and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” writer Phoebe Gloeckner.

Curated Portfolio | Click here to check out Aliyah’s curated still portfolio!