Rachel Lears is a filmmaker, writer and musician based in Brooklyn, N.Y. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from New York University, where she also studied documentary production. Her feature documentary Birds of Passage (2010) has circulated in international film festivals and is slated for broadcast in various countries; her video art piece Ethnography of No Place (2008, with Saya Woolfalk) has screened at numerous galleries and museums worldwide.
The Death and Life of Occupy
Occupy Wall Street redefines itself MORE
Features · September 10, 2012
The End of Indie?
The difference between "mainstream" and "indie" music has almost disappeared. MORE
Culture · November 26, 2010
What’s Up Silverdocs?
The documentary film festival in Maryland presents broad themes including sustainable development, social activism and the democratic process MORE
Features · July 20, 2007
The delicate jingling of many small bells. The crunch of footsteps on bare ground. A quiet car passing. MORE
Culture · December 15, 2004