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Alisa Lebow

Alisa Lebow joined the Brunel School of Arts Film and TV department in April 2007. Prior to coming to Brunel she lived and taught in Bristol, Istanbul, and New York. In the past three years she organized a series of symposia on first person documentary from around the world and is currently compiling a volume of essays on the topic, tentatively entitled Frontiers of First Person. She is a founding member of both Bristol Docs and Doc Istanbul, organizations dedicated to advancing the cultural awareness and theoretical debates around documentary. Her theoretical work focuses on the margins and limits of documentary filmmaking. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, most recently from the British Academy and the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Lebow was a Visiting Fellow at the NYU Center for Media and Religion in Autumn 2005. Her documentaries have been aired on US television and have been screened in festivals and museums worldwide. (09/09)

A film by Alisa Lebow, 1994, 26 min., Color

Leslie Feinberg, a self-identified "gender outlaw" who has spent much of zir life passing as a man, speaks with passion and intelligence about zir exp...

A film by Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky, 1998, 55 min., Color

TREYF —“unkosher” in Yiddish— is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover “seder”. With perso...

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