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Still from the film Sleep Dealer (2008) showing a man in a face mask with his arms spread wide and connected to glowing tubes
Screenings

Sleep Dealer

Wednesday Feb 19, 2020 7:30 PM This is a past program

This Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller follows a young man in Mexico who ends up in a strange factory at the US-Mexico border that outsources migrant workers north via virtual reality. Alex Rivera’s “adventurous, ambitious, and ingeniously futuristic” (Los Angeles Times) film is a visually stunning commentary on borders and the privatization of public resources. Followed by a Q&A with director Alex Rivera and UC San Diego Professor Curtis Marez (2008, dir. Alex Rivera, 90 min.)

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