Ra'anan Alexandrowicz was born and raised in Jerusalem, and graduated from the Sam Spiegel School of Cinema and Television. Following his studies he moved to Tel Aviv, and made the documentary film "Martin" (1999), which won the Wolgin Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival. It portrayed the story of an elderly Holocaust survivor who lives near the museum at the Dachau concentration camp, and offers tourists an alternative commentary to the official guides' explanations. His most recent documentary, "The Law in These Parts", was released in 2011, winning the Best Documentary award at the 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival and the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Two years later, Alexandrowicz made "The Inner Tour," followed by the feature, "James' Journey to Jerusalem" (2003 ). He and his partner, and their two children, live in Jerusalem.