THE FILMS: 2016
Maria of Many
- LUNAFEST is the first festival to screen this film
After being mistreated as a part-time hire, Mexican immigrant María finds her voice, a community, and dignity within the San Francisco Women’s Collective—an all women worker-run group that provides cleaning jobs in exchange for activism on behalf of the rights of domestic laborers. María is proud of her work, yet her deepest motivation for putting in long hours is to provide a better life for her children.
FILMMAKER: Alexandra Liveris
Alexandra Liveris is an MFA Candidate in Stanford University's Documentary Film and Video Program and a 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Graduate Student Fellow. Prior to Stanford, she worked at the William J. Clinton Foundation as the Multimedia and Special Projects Manager and at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) as the co-founder of their young leaders project, CGI Lead—a program focused on development projects in the Congo.
Alexandra started her career at the Charlie Rose show, producing interviews on foreign policy and the arts. She received a B.A. in International Relations at Tufts University in 2007 and studied and performed at the Private Theater, the Maggie Flanigan Studio, and the Stella Adler Studio in New York City from 2008 to 2012. With a dual passion for international human rights and the performance arts, Alexandra is committed to making feature, documentary, and hybrid films with a social bottom line.