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Alex Rivera


Alex Rivera is a filmmaker whose work explores themes of migration and globalization. His first feature film, 'Sleep Dealer,' won multiple awards at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. Rivera’s second feature, a documentary/scripted hybrid, 'The Infiltrators,' won the NEXT: Audience Award and the Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Rivera is an Associate Professor of Filmmaking Practice in ASU’s Sidney Poitier New American Film School and is a 2021 MacArthur Fellow. He lives in Los Angeles.

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