Alexander “Lali” Houghton


Alexander Lali Houghton (Nairobi, 1980) is a British-Peruvian independent filmmaker and investigative journalist, currently based in Bogota, who specializes in observational documentaries for international networks such as the BBC, Discovery, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, Netflix and Vice News. In 2018, he was a finalist in the Rory Peck Journalism Awards for Smuggling Dreams (25 minutes), a documentary that portrays the life of a young father and fisherman who enters the smuggling trade on the east coast of Venezuela. In 2014, Lali spent 8 months filming First Contact: Last Tribe of the Amazon for Channel 4 UK and Netflix, which follows the plight of two tribes coming out of isolation in the border lands of Peru and Brazil. The documentary won an RTS (Royal Television Society) Award for science and natural history program in the UK.

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