Sasha Wortzel

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Workshop Instructor

Sasha Wortzel is a filmmaker, media artist, and educator working in video, installation, sound, and performance. Her work explores marginalized collective and personal histories in relation to space, gender, and desire. Her debut feature documentary, We Came to Sweat, recently premiered to a full house at the Lincoln Center. She has presented work at the Berlin International Film Festival, Outfest LA, Newfest,Sarasota Film Festival, Tribeca Interactive, Leslie Lohman Museum, A.I.R. Gallery, and the Guggenheim Lab. Her work has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire, and the the Huffington Post. She is a recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg/Big Arts award and was a 2012-2013 fellow of filmmaker Ira Sach's Queer/Art/Mentorship. She received her MFA from Hunter College. With Reina Gossett, she is currently directing Happy Birthday, Marsha, a hybrid film about best friends and transgender rights activists, Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots. She is fond of all things related to the sea and enjoys making art out of charming junk.

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