Alexandra Hidalgo

Alexandra Hidalgo is an award-winning Venezuelan filmmaker whose documentaries have been official selections at film festivals in fifteen countries. Her videos and writing have featured in The Hollywood ReporterIndieWireNPRThe Criterion Collection, and Women and Hollywood. She holds a PhD in English from Purdue University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University. She is an Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and co-director of the Doc Lab at Michigan State University and the co-founder and editor-in-chief of  agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers and constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space.


Hidalgo makes an argument for the immense value of viewing the experience of feedback as a gift, one that we can receive and offer to others.


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