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Alex


Rivera

Alex Rivera
Filmmaker
New York, NY
2007 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Leonard and Susan Nimoy.
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Alex Rivera is a digital media artist and filmmaker whose work addresses Latino issues through the use of humor, satire, and metaphor. He has produced fake documentaries as well as narrative films and traditional documentaries, often with a focus on the absurdities of political realities. InThe Sixth Section(2003), immigrants from the same Mexican village reconvene in the United States and use the Internet to attain political and economic power back in Mexico.

Portrait photo courtesy the artist.

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  • Alex Rivera on the set of Sleep Dealer, 2006; photo courtesy Jim Mendiola