ALEX RIVERA (Panelist) is a filmmaker, who, for the past 15 years, has been telling new, urgent and visually adventurous Latino stories.
His first feature film, Sleep Dealer (2008), a science-fiction drama set on the United States/Mexico border, won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. It screened at the Museum of Modern Art and was released in the U.S., France, Japan and other countries.
Rivera is a Sundance Fellow and a Rockefeller Fellow. He was a Rothschild Lecturer at Harvard University and was named one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch.”
His recent collaborations have included work with musical artists Manu Chao, La Santa Cecilia and Aloe Blacc. He is currently co-directing a documentary titled ‘The Infiltrators,’ working on a short Virtual Reality experience, and developing a television series based on ‘Sleep Dealer.’