Alex Rivera

Filmmaker: Sleep Dealer and The Infiltrators (winner of multiple awards at Sundance in 2019)


Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who’s been telling ground-breaking Latino stories for more than twenty years. His first feature film, a cyberpunk thriller set in Tijuana, Sleep Dealer, won multiple awards at Sundance and was screened around the world. Rivera’s second feature film, a documentary/scripted hybrid set in an immigrant detention center, The Infiltrators, won both the Audience Award and the Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically in the U.S. in 2020. Rivera’s work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Open Society Institute, and many others. Other recent collaborations include music videos produced by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network with artists Manu Chao, La Santa Cecilia, and Aloe Blacc, which have collectively received over 25 million views.