Alyson Spery: No One Can Tell Your Story Better Than You

About Alyson

Alyson aims to amplify stories that are often unheard of in the mainstream. She’s driven by a passion for justice, authenticity, and a really good story. She earned a BA in public policy, and after nearly a decade in social work, then an MFA from the University of Montana in Media Arts. Her focus is in community media documentary filmmaking. Her most recent work, The Sister Cities Docuseries, features twenty-five short films directed by people from the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico, (Jackson's official sister city). She lives in Jackson, Wyoming working in film and dreaming in Spanish.

About DIY Docs

DIY Docs is a media making collective which teaches documentary skills to communities with something to say. Our program enables these communities to tell their own stories, through their own lens. Here’s how:

  • Instruction: We embed ourselves in the community, providing instruction on storytelling and media production
  • Mentorship: Our network of filmmakers, podcasters, writers and storytellers mentors students while they shoot and edit their projects
  • Distribution: After students complete their projects, we package and distribute it for the world to experience

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