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Selected Film:

Agua Viva

Selected Film:

Agua Viva

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About the Filmmaker

Alexa Lim Haas (b.1989) is an artist and filmmaker from New York City. She was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2017. Her animated shorts, Glove (2016) co-directed with Bernardo Britto, and her first solo short Agua Viva (2018) both premiered at Sundance Film Festival and were awarded Grand Jury Prizes at SXSW. In addition to screening at film festivals worldwide, she has exhibited work at MoMA, BAM and Brooklyn Museum in New York, Norton Museum of Art in Florida, and in collaboration with Terence Nance on HBO. She received her BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Dive Even Deeper

Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…

Write a list poem about your working life.

Think about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings while at work just as MeiMei did in the film, Agua Viva. Then start to jot down notes about your work life—thinking about a wide range of aspects from the mundane to the noteworthy. Some suggestions:

  • What is your happiest time of day at work?
  • What do your surroundings at work look like?
  • What do you daydream about the most?  

Once you’ve comprised a good descriptive list of your work life, then consider adding a line or two at the bottom that either provides a summary conclusion or a question.

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