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Rebecca Wexler

Rebecca Wexler is an independent documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the ISP Yale Visual Law Project, which applies filmmaking as an analytic form of knowledge production in the law. She is co-directing a program at Yale Law School to produce video products with professional production value while disturbing the methodological boundaries of textual scholarship. Her research interests also include the impact of network technologies on moral, ethical, and spiritual questions of human behavior at a collective level, with a particular focus on hackers. She holds an M.Phil in the history and philosophy of science from Cambridge University (2006, Rausing Dissertation Prize) where she studied visual culture in science on a Gates-Cambridge fellowship. She holds a B.A. from Harvard College (2005). She has worked with filmmakers Alex Gibney (producer of Taxi to the Dark Side, and Enron), Richard Leacock (producer of Primary, and Crisis), Ross McElwee (producer of Sherman's March), Helen Whitney (producer of Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero), Michael Epstein (producer of Combat Diary), and Robb Moss (producer of Secrecy). She has worked on documentaries distributed by PBS/American Experience (Grand Central), HBO (Taxi to the Dark Side), VH1 (Sex! The Revolution), and Verve (Rock Docs), and has produced, directed, filmed, and edited documentaries distributed by the Yale University Art Gallery, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Long Wharf Theatre and the Provincetown International Film Festival. She is currently completing work as Associate Producer on a four-hour North American broadcast PBS documentary about Forgiveness directed by Helen Whitney, and Directing/Producing/Editing a documentary for the Yale Art Gallery about the D'mba masked dance performance from Guinea, West Africa.
Rebecca Wexler