Alpharaoh by Lidieth A. Arevalo Hernandez.
Directed, Produced and Edited by: Lidieth Arevalo
Cinematography by: Lidieth Arevalo, Zhan “Floyd” Luo, and Jose Hernandez
Featuring: Alex Alpharaoh
An engaging documentary about Alex Alpharaoh’s national tour of WET: A DACAmented Journey. WET is a stirring autobiographical work by Alpharaoh about his experience as an undocumented American performing artist. Through his story, the film shines light on what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except on paper.
Following the launch of the film on Friday, June 5, Alpharaoh will participate in a meet-and-greet via Zoom by reservation, for information CLICK HERE.
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).
Pivot will present a live Chicago performance of WET, written and performed by Alpharaoh, directed by Brisa A. Muñoz, on a future date.