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.
Feature
The Death and Life of Occupy
Occupy Wall Street redefines itself
Culture
The End of Indie?
The difference between "mainstream" and "indie" music has almost disappeared.
Feature
What’s Up Silverdocs?
The documentary film festival in Maryland presents broad themes including sustainable development, social activism and the democratic process
Culture
Acoustic Ecology