Laura Asherman is a mixed media documentary artist from Cambridge, Massachusetts and is pursuing an MFA in Experimental Documentary Arts. Since 2008, she has lived and worked in the South, where she started the production company, Forage Films. Laura has worked as a cinematographer for VICE, HBO, and CNN, and directed the award-winning films American Hasi (2019), The Home Team (2019), and Power Lines (2018). Her practice stems from an endless curiosity about the human condition, guided by the principle that personal stories ignite social change. She is drawn to making character-driven films that examine topics ranging from environmental racism, addiction and recovery, and family legacy.