Born and raised in Washington, DC, Elivia is driven by filmmaking that uses intimacy and personal narrative to question our larger social systems and cultural identities. Her work has screened at festivals including DOC NYC and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and has been shortlisted for the student BAFTA awards.
At New York University, her coursework focused on visual arts as a lens for understanding identity in the post-colonial Middle East. After graduating with her B.A., she she worked on television series and feature documentaries for Al Jazeera, National Geographic, HBO and PBS.
The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2018