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Be The Media! Workshop with Alex Rivera: The Art of “Mockumentary” Production
December 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm 6America/New_York
Explore strategies that blur the lines between documentary and fiction, from script writing to media activism to studio production to post-production. Alex Rivera is an award-winning filmmaker whose work explores issues that impact the Latino community, particularly on subjects of labor, immigration, and gender. He is best known for his science fiction film, Sleep Dealer (2008), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and has made a number of mockumentaries particularly focusing on the transnational struggles of immigrants. Preceding the workshop is a Community Meal and Resource Exchange: connect and broaden the network of resistance, with community organizers from Capital District Border Watch, ICE-Free Capital District, Troy Sanctuary, Saratoga Immigration Coalition (SIC), and Extinction Rebellion Capital Region. This Be The Media! workshop is sponsored by iEAR Presents! and the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.