Liane Scott is an independent video producer and media instructor based inWashington, DC. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Film from Penn StateUniversity and went on to complete the core courses of the Masters of FineArts Degree in Film at New York University. After NYU, Ms. Scott stayedin New York and worked in the production of commercials and televisionssports programming.Family concerns brought her to Washington, D.C. where she began teachingmedia production for local nonprofits, activist organizations and duringafter-school programs. For the last 25 years, she has taught video,journalism, digital storytelling and radio to students who range in agefrom twelve to seventy-five. Her aim is to increase the number of peopleof color, gender non-binary, low-income and working-class people, etc. whowork in the media industry.In conjunction with her students and progressive social change activists,Ms. Scott has produced eight documentaries and well over a hundred shortvideos. Her most recent documentaries include, Triggered: StreetHarassment and Rape Culture in D.C.’s Ward 8 and Incompatible Allies:Black Lives Matter, March 4 Our Lives and the US Debate about Guns andViolence. Currently she’s the executive director of Grassroots DC, a nonprofit shefounded in 2013 to provide media training to and coverage of theunder-resourced and traditionally-oppressed communities of the District ofColumbia. While operating Grassroots DC, Liane continues to teach videoproduction and journalism. Via the website GrassrootsDC.org, she and herstudents provide a platform through which individuals from misrepresentedcommunities can control their own image, their communities’ image andultimately create an alternative to the mainstream media.