Sasha Waters Freyer (United States)

Born in Brooklyn in 1968, Sasha Waters Freyer makes non-fiction films about outsiders, misfits and everyday radicals. Trained in photography and the documentary tradition, she fuses original and found footage in 16mm film and video. Most recently, she has crafted lyrical explorations of motherhood, documentaries on the New York her youth, and essay films on the cultural and political legacies of the late 20th century. Past projects have screened at the Telluride Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Rotterdam, Tribeca, Big Sky, Havana, Videoex, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals; IMAGES in Toronto, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, Union Docs, the Pacific Film Archive, L.A. Film Forum, and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, as well as the Sundance Channel and international cable and public television. She is the Chair of the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Filmography

  • Whipped
    1998
  • Razing Appalachia
    2003
  • This Existence is Material
    2003
  • The Waiting Time
    2005
  • Her Heart is Washed in Water & then Weighed
    2006
  • This American Gothic
    2008
  • Chekhov for Children
    2010
  • You Can See the Sun in Late December
    2010
  • An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925
    2012
  • Our Summer Made Her Light Escape
    2012
  • An Incomplete History of Pornography, 1979
    2013
  • Burn Out the Day
    2014
  • Garden of Stone
    2015
  • A Partial History of the Natural World
    2015

Doc Alliance Members

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