This 2020 Pivot Arts Festival past event includes archived live stream with artists and exclusive interview with Senator Richard J. Durbin.
Born in Ahuachapán, El Salvador and raised in California, Lidieth Arevalo is an activist and independent filmmaker with a Master of Fine Arts degree in documentary filmmaking from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and a B.A. degree in Film and Electronic Media Arts from California State University, Long Beach. As an artist and filmmaker, she is committed to create content that transcends borders, cultures, and languages; media that evokes hope and understanding between communities and individuals across the world. She has produced several short documentaries on identity, immigration, diversity and inclusion. Her recent work emphasizes the importance of ethnic studies curriculum at the High School level and the bi-national experiences of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Some of her recent documentaries include Alpharaoh (2019), Ladylike (2019) Advance Parole (2018), ERUSD Leader of the Ethnic Studies Revolution (2018), and Sin Raiz (2015).