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Filmmaker, writer/director of Sleep Dealer and other trans-border fantasies and nightmares.

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Joined Twitter 4/16/09


Very odd to see tech corporations like https://t.co/TxQopV3bYY making these solidarity statements - SINCE THEY ACTI… https://t.co/DudypTnBcm
6/7
2020
Shithole country.
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6/2
2020
We know there's a revolving door b/w Silicon Valley & the fed gov. Tech gets richer while our ppl increasingly d… https://t.co/Q5V0DDLC42
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5/28
2020
“The Infiltrators" is the film we need now. A true story of immigrants - not as victims, but as visionaries. The fi… https://t.co/iRXmhSA8N5
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5/18
2020
@itsthenando @JuanGPareja @chelsearendon @itsMaynor_ @Vik__Sahay Right on - was excellent to work with you. If fol… https://t.co/40A86v3xDb @Carlos_Film @OscopeLabs @TInfiltrators Thank you @Carlos_Film - best place to get the film is here :… https://t.co/Mj7GhZbRm9
5/3
2020
The theatrical release of 'The Infiltrators' was cancelled by the virus, but when you stream the film at the link b… https://t.co/pxGKErqaMF
5/1
2020
.@JulianCastro was asked about Claudio, the undocumented brother who was deported after appearing in @TInfiltratorshttps://t.co/HVHGF2ppaS
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1/4
2019
A quick thread on today’s announcement extending reprieve for Salvadoran TPS holders:
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10/29
2019
@jakebackpack https://t.co/8I78ess5wx
9/15
2019
America, are you ███en ready to get this ██████ out of office? I know I ██████ am. He is a ████████, ████████, ████… https://t.co/lLFYpe1I7i
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4/19
2019
EXTREMELY URGENT: Please call Sen. Rubio NOW and request that he contact Alex Acosta at the Dept of Labor to reques… https://t.co/vw7etVywfb
4/1
2019
URGENT: join @Ava DuVernay, @JohnLeguizamo and others in signing this letter by the @IDAorg. The protagonist of THE… https://t.co/x3ys7LCTxD
3/31
2019
BREAKING: We’ve sued ICE to stop the unconstitutional detention & deportation of activist #ClaudioRojas following t… https://t.co/7AfUmgU2ob
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3/19
2019
Join @IDAorg in calling for the release from @ICEgov detention of Claudio Rojas, a protagonist in the Sundance Film… https://t.co/vfJ6BMVXT8
Retweeted by Alex RiveraIn nonfiction films, the story does not end with the credits. Claudio Rojas, a lead subject in @sundancefest award-… https://t.co/iOnfQYuCOV
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3/13
2017
.@Alex_Rivera and @wendyju discuss the internet, robotics, and AI following our #ScienceOnScreen Sleep Dealer scree… https://t.co/6FWMYKjAwq
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12/14
2017
#NYC: Catch SLEEP DEALER—#Sundance 2008 Award Winner—on 12/3 at @movingimageNYC + Q&A with filmmaker @Alex_Rivera a… https://t.co/bvT0Xw2jAj
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12/2
2017
Save the date! Our next #ScienceOnScreen event happens 12.3 w/a screening of @Alex_Rivera's thriller Sleep Dealer w… https://t.co/PtzdTwxnCE
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11/20
2017
@MackLuther Hi - if I'm not mistaken, it's 'Dustbowl Refugee' by the late great Woody Guthrie: https://t.co/aFf7Aklw0o
11/8
2017
I'm moderating this discussion tonight in LA - a deep dive into the politics and poetics of immigration - come on b… https://t.co/RwzNTAPELh
11/6
2017
Please read and share this whole thread….. https://t.co/Gj1FtS42fm
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8/31
2017
@evanburchard I haven't head that very often - thanks!
4/22
2016
.@NateSilver538 saying the #recount campaign won't work means the odds of it actually working are very high. https://t.co/f1dykRfBoZ
11/24
2015
#THANKYOU @SaraRamirez ! https://t.co/5JDCzCORWb
8/25
2015
The great William Gibson just recommended SLEEP DEALER. Now I can die and go to Twitter heaven. https://t.co/pKuCSewJT6 @GreatDismal I wrote and directed Sleep Dealer. Thanks for the kind mention, maestro. It's an honor. Hope our paths cross one day...
7/19
2015
I'm at #ComicCon2015 today, on this panel: http://t.co/znu9bTCr5s and afterwards visiting with sci-fi writers at #Clarion2015. A big day...
7/12
2015
@Rochelle @meharris thx for the heads up on the tele-labor projects. FWIW-I recently did a short about a robo-barista:http://t.co/vtd5kGHGJS
5/22
2014
Happy holidays, everyone. May the tamales be with you: http://t.co/SvB2lZo9td
12/25
2014
LATINO SCI-FI CROWDFUND - cool campaign, down to the wire, to support Latino science-fiction literature... https://t.co/IxkS1sUv2e
10/29
2014
Watch the #short #film "A #Robot Walks Into a Bar" which is directed by @Alex_Rivera @ #CafeNeuRomance in #Prague: http://t.co/tHnhNQAwuL
Retweeted by Alex Rivera.@rabble Right on! Happy you dug it. The film is available at iTunes & http://t.co/h3VHhMN3Bk What's your second favorite flick? Best!
8/21
2014
Founders of #Immigration Film Festival seek to change minds @dayanicristal @alex_rivera #sleepdealer @casademaryland http://t.co/pZEpEdnpVc
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7/17
2014
Pretty soon, the video we made w/ @aloeblacc, @Alex_Rivera, and @harethandrade will have 10 million views! https://t.co/znEX743pNH
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7/12
2014
@porsupah @jeremyscahill the film almost died when the old distributor went out of business. We're relaunching it now. Thanks! @jeremyscahill The brand new trailer for SLEEP DEALER, sci-fi film about #drones and the #border is up http://t.co/ymyGcKM4SN #sleepdealerWATCH: Brand new trailer for SLEEP DEALER, sci-fi film about #drones and the #border is up: http://t.co/ymyGcKM4SN #sleepdealer @VanJones68
7/8
2014
.@washingtonpost connects #immigration & #drones to sci-fi film #SLEEPDEALER in deep article http://t.co/9TakSOtON7 @VanJones68 TY @dmontyjrMT @dmontyjr: Lost cult hit #SleepDealer by @Alex_Rivera about immigration & drones is back http://t.co/XtoI1sELpQ via @washingtonpost #art4
Retweeted by Alex RiveraLost cult hit “Sleep Dealer” by @Alex_Rivera about immigration and drones is back http://t.co/krT5YrOEd5 via @washingtonpost #sleepdealer
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7/7
2014
.@elNopalero well put-there is no border for the #wealthy. No border for #capital. The border only exists for working families. #sleepdealerIf we want more films LIKE #SleepDealer to succeed, FIRST ensure Sleep Dealer succeeds!! Download it here: http://t.co/aa1cIvXHCz $4.99
Retweeted by Alex Rivera @AyadeLeon spoiler alert: Memo and Luz get together in the end, but as they say #itscomplicated #sleepdealer.@elNopalero TY, yes. The #border is a time machine. If you look there, you can see the future of surveillance. #sleepdealer.@ArtistMCabrera YES! But also hope.There must be hope. In #sleepdealer hope comes from 'hijacking' the net.I'm thinking of other hopes now.@jessicatullypus Yes -the climax of #sleepdealer is built around using the net against itself. Post #snowden not sure that is so possible..@rrcinemafilms Nicely done! Couldn't have Tweeted it better myself!.@VanJones68 @reghud exciting #scifi work in Latino literature: Atomik Aztex, Lunar Braceros, Junot Diaz working on a sci-fi #sleepdealer.@VanJones68 @reghud Great to connect! Can u post link to Marvel Black Panther?.@rrcinemafilms @sdlatinofilm TY! Curious what are those core truths to you? In 140 characters! #sleepdealer #immgirationdebate.@VanJones68 TY! Migration, today, yesterday, child, adult. Driven by hunger for labor & inequality. I hope #sleepdealer illuminates reality.@favianna I saw #EdgeOfTomorrow -liked the story. But once again- not one Latino in that future. Over and over. We are deleted.#sleepdealer.@MarleneDermer The Latino imagination has unique power & responsibility: we are called 'aliens.' We need to make bold sci-fi. #sleepdealer @MarleneDermer First step is to read history & theory. Root sci-fi in reality. Do not imitate Hollywood. Innovate. Reflect our reality.A5. If we want more films LIKE #SleepDealer to succeed, FIRST ensure Sleep Dealer succeeds!! Download it here: http://t.co/xBsjUf0hwU $4.99
Retweeted by Alex Rivera @AyadeLeon @entrujillo TRUE! Let's win on iTunes! (But, in the techno-critical spirit of #sleepdealer I still love the analog theater). @AyadeLeon @favianna yes... #sleepdealer has #sex ! Can anyone else think of #scifi sex scene with bodies wired? #Avatar did it after us.One way folks can support the film is to purchase it and to host a screening party! Go to http://t.co/J7BOTopAxs #sleepdealer
Retweeted by Alex Rivera @RafaelFajardo TY! Professors truly have kept the lamp lit during dark times for #sleepdealer What class do u teach? What else do u show? @entrujillo Only a big, grassroots campaign could push this film back into the theaters. Hmm... #sleepdealer @MarleneDermer The legal challenges were very complex. To a business, a film is an asset. But of course, a film is also work and love. @jessicatullypus PATH2 cont'd: women are the majority (always) and in 2014 only direct %5 of films. Unnacceptable. We need to fight. @jessicatullypus PATH2 We need to ORGANIZE and FIGHT CREATIVELY against the incredible lack of people of color in the film industry. @jessicatullypus I think there are two paths forward. PATH1 Be creative, wild, know our experiences and write about them boldly.#sleepdealer @elmcitytree Good article here on what happened to #sleepdealer http://t.co/FHZlKXUtcp @elmcitytree TY! The company that owned #SleepDealer went out of business. When that happens films can disappear into a legal hole. @jessicatullypus Hardest scenes to write were love scenes. I feel like I understand capitalism. Love is confusing. #SleepDealer @favianna used the "A" word! Extreme. But warranted. This report from Columbia U. shows #Latinos are invisible: http://t.co/EIYwzKa8hl @VanJones68 @favianna Who do you think are other filmmakers/storytellers working on building new myths with black/brown heroes? #SleepDealer @entrujillo TY! When the company behind #sleepdealer died, professors kept the film alive. What other films do you show? @VanJones68 TY! The corp behind #sleepdealer died. Pirates and professors kept the film alive. Now activists like you bringing it back. TY! @celiaalario TY! Great question. With 6 billion ppl, we are going to have 6 billion diverse futures. #Sleepdealer looks at a few of those.For the next hour, I'll be tweeting about the politics of #scifi with @VanJones68 @favianna and others, for the re-release of #sleepdealerDirector @Alex_Rivera's 'Sleep Dealer' Rises Again With Digital Re-Release http://t.co/eF9H7yXHuK @sundancelabs #passthepopcorn
Retweeted by Alex RiveraSoon, I hope to be tweeting about a new film. But tonight @ 7pm EST, it's #sleepdealer - with great friends and allies @VanJones68 @favianna
7/2
2014
The future is almost here! In 3 hours (7pm PT) I'll be part of a tweet up about the movie #sleepdealer w/ @Alex_Rivera @VanJones68 @favianna
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7/1
2014
BIG NEWS: Join @Alex_Rivera @VanJones68 & @favianna for live Twitter Chat on Tues 7/1 @7pm PT! Download 2day http://t.co/FiKKIuErnd. Pls RT
Retweeted by Alex Rivera @semartsposse @marentesluis @pochogreatermx Thanks for the words of support! But the title is "SLEEP DEALER" HT #sleepdealer Un abrazo!Sleep Dealer, el clásico de @Alex_Rivera, por fin disponible de nuevo. Descarga digital por $5 USD. http://t.co/AtT9zBUvWc
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6/26
2014
@jeremyscahill Thanks for the rave review of #sleepdealer! The film is also available at http://t.co/h3VHhN5cPs @VanJones68 Onwards!Highly recommend "Sleep Dealer," a superb Mexican sci-fi film that deals with drones & futuristic maquiladoras https://t.co/Sobouw8EwL
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6/20
2014
#Latino Sci-Fi film, #SleepDealer tells a story about a futuristic Mexico & the border. http://t.co/hywlKalb71
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6/19
2014
@WittRandy watch this film now, then we can have a deeper conversation later--> http://t.co/AnIel0j0nx @VanJones68Thanks! @MorganSpurlock. @BuzzFeed is "Most Underrated Viral News Site"! Their article on #sleepdealer is excellent: http://t.co/yT90Il0fr4 @gusandrews @hopex Hi Gus! I'm like the Grateful Dead: always on tour. Let me know about this event. Thanks!Join mass grassroots push to support digital release-long-awaited sci-fi thriller, #SleepDealer http://t.co/FiKKIuErnd #art4 #movies
Retweeted by Alex Rivera @BuzzFeed says a film I love, #Sleepdealer is "Most Underrated Sci-Fi Film Ever." Thoughts? Get it here http://t.co/BMPygWYLvm @Alex_Rivera
Retweeted by Alex Rivera"6 Reasons why #SleepDealer is the most underrated sci-fi film ever."- @buzzfeed http://t.co/oKRNDb45ZB
Retweeted by Alex Rivera.@Alex_Rivera's SLEEP DEALER re-released! Sci-Fi film deals w/ drone-strikes, the border & migrant labor: http://t.co/1G4DARSugM #latism
Retweeted by Alex RiveraNot only do #WeNeedDiverseBooks but #WeNeedDiverseFilms! Support #SleepDealer http://t.co/IzIuM3Rumz links @djolder @Alex_Rivera @buzzfeed
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6/18
2014
RT_@ paulpaz: RT @CultureStrike: #Latino #scifi resurrected! @Alex_Rivera’s #SleepDealer re-released on... http://t.co/TTSPCd6lYT #ATLAT
Retweeted by Alex Rivera#sleepdealer 6 Reasons Why “Sleep Dealer” Is The Most Underrated Sci-Fi Film Ever http://t.co/6HGke107T9 via @NorbertoBriceno @buzzfeed
Retweeted by Alex RiveraTRUE #SciFi fans: #SleepDealer is next frontier. Because the new "border" is in your mind. http://t.co/5Vcs53BlU4 #Latino #p2 #Resurrected
Retweeted by Alex RiveraAlex Rivera's award winning sci-fi immigration thriller #SleepDealer has officially been resurrected http://t.co/C9GQ1qonyi @sundancefest
Retweeted by Alex RiveraPraised as the being the "Mexican Star Wars", check out the Sundance #SciFi classic #SLEEPDEALER on @iTunesMovies http://t.co/Ba89pG89Jp
Retweeted by Alex Rivera#Latino #scifi resurrected! @Alex_Rivera’s #SleepDealer re-released on iTunes: http://t.co/QHvJD5q5Q0 #latism #art4 http://t.co/tKfqB9g6mP
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6/17
2014
Is Asimov's first law enough to keep a robot bartender from harming others? http://t.co/j5KxOxMLZm via @verge #futurestates futurestates.tv
Retweeted by Alex RiveraA ROBOT WALKS INTO A BAR on #Futurestates http://t.co/tpZCwtIqGs
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5/27
2014

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