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Alex Rivera

Alex Rivera is an award-winning filmmaker whose work explores themes of globalization, migration, and technology. His first feature Sleep Dealer (2008), a cyberpunk thriller set in Mexico, won multiple awards at Sundance and Berlin. Rivera’s second feature The Infiltrators, a documentary/scripted hybrid set in an immigrant detention center, won the NEXT: Audience Award and the Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically in the US, and is currently being developed as a scripted series by Blumhouse.  Rivera is a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, a Sundance Fellow, and was The Rothschild Lecturer at Harvard University. He studied at Hampshire College and lives in Los Angeles.

Film, Labor & Work, Migration & Immigration, Latin America
Immaterial Labor, Mexico
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