Expected to Attend: Director Jon Alpert & Sheila Nevins

Jon Alpert (DCTV) and Sheila Nevins (HBO Documentary Films) present the world premiere of a new documentary short, followed by a keynote conversation and reception co-presented by HBO Documentary Films

In Alpert’s new film, Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution, Cuban Congresswoman Mariela Castro – daughter of Raúl and niece of Fidel Castro – confronts decades of cultural and institutional homophobia to serve as a tireless champion of the rights of Cuba’s LGBT community. The film is an HBO Documentary Films release.

As President of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has received 31 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 33 News and Documentary Emmys® and 40 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 25 Academy Awards®, most recently Citizenfour and Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 in 2015.

Jon Alpert has produced and directed dozens of acclaimed documentaries, winning 16 Emmy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, four Columbia DuPont Awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards and a Peabody Award. He is the Co-Founder/Co-Executive Director of the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV).

This screening coincides with Alpert receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at DOC NYC’s Visionaries Tribute. His acclaimed film High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell screens as part of Docs Redux this year.


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Director: Jon Alpert
Producer: Jon Alpert
Cinematographer: Jon Alpert and Rosalino Ramos
Editor: David Meneses
Music: Greg Landau
Running Time: 39
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Year: 2015