Alex Y. Ding is a documentary filmmaker, organizer, producer, and writer based in Chicago. She is a 2019 NeXtDoc Fellow, an Associate Producer at Siskel/Jacobs Productions and Kindling Group, and a Fellow at Free Spirit PRO.
She has produced videos for Chicago Reader, The TRiiBE, and Free Spirit Media, and for non-profits and people across Chicago. Her writing has has appeared in WBEZ, City Bureau, Chicago Defender, In These Times, The Huffington Post, and more.
Prior to that, Alex served on the steering committees of the National Prison Divestment Campaign and #CareNotCops, and has organized in Chicago around racial, immigrant, and economic justice for five years.
Alex received a B.A. in Race and Ethnic Studies and Anthropology from the University of Chicago.