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Julie Mallozzi is a documentary filmmaker and artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work explores the fluidity of cultural identity and historical memory. The subjects are often people who were displaced from one country to another, and manage to fuse or hybridize cultures in order to succeed in their new circumstances.  At the heart of Julie’s interest are the ways in which culture and history are “repurposed” to address contemporary social problems.

Julie’s films have won awards at festivals around the world and have screened in museums, universities, and on public television. Her debut film Once Removed tells the story of meeting her mother's family in China and learning about their involvement in China's complicated political history. Monkey Dance reveals how traditional Cambodian dance helped three Cambodian-American teens navigate the minefields of urban adolescence. Julie’s new film Indelible Lalita tells the story of a woman whose body – and identity - have been painfully transformed by ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and a dramatic loss of skin pigment. 

Boston’s lively documentary community has involved Julie many different roles as a freelancer. She recently edited and co-produced My Louisiana Love by Sharon Linezo Hong and Monique Verdin.  She edited In Paraguay, by acclaimed filmmaker Ross McElwee. In the television arena, Julie field produced the China segment of Six Billion and Beyond, a PBS documentary about reproductive health and population policy and assisted on Americas, Born Under the Red Flag, and Pictures from a Revolution.

Through her company Julie Mallozzi Productions, Julie also produces a wide range of media for non-profit and government organizations, specializing in the areas of health, education, and the arts.

Julie grew up with a Chinese mother and an Italian-American father in rural Ohio, where her family managed a Native American historical site for 20 years. She received her BA in 1992 from Harvard University, studying with Robb Moss, Alfred Guzzetti, and Dick Rogers. She received her Master of Fine Arts in 2010 from San Francisco Art Institute.

She currently teaches filmmaking at Boston University and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  She has also taught at Harvard University, Boston Film/Video Foundation, and the Institute for Contemporary Art. Julie lives with her husband, Dutch composer/musician Jorrit Dijkstra, and their daughters Maya and Sonia.

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