SubCine, the only source for independent Latino film and video, is currently organizing the national university tour for Alex Rivera's award-winning documentary The Sixth Section.

The Sixth Section is a groundbreaking film that tells the true story of how immigrants in America are organizing across borders- and finding political and economic power in the places they leave behind. The film shatters expectations, and greatly broadens the discussion about the immigrant experience.

The university tour includes a presentation with filmmaker Alex Rivera, who will discuss The Sixth Section, as well as his earlier work (including Why Cybraceros?, and the Borders Trilogy).

The film screenings and lectures address themes of:
* Immigration
* Globalization
* Latino Studies
* Cinema and Media Studies

Presentations have already taken place at Brown, University of Texas at Austin, New York University, Rutgers, and Duke University among many others.

Alex Rivera has been widely recognized for using digital media to explore issues of cross-border immigration and Latino identity. He is a Rockefeller Fellow, a Sundance Fellow, and recently received the Jacqueline Donnett Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker by the International Documentary Association (IDA). The Sixth Section, won a First Place/Director's Citation Award at the Black Maria Film Festival, and will screen at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of hosting an event featuring The Sixth Section, or would like further information about the film or about Alex Rivera, please contact SubCine.

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