Invited and Implicated: Toward Critical Reflexivity in Non-fiction VR

by Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz & Liz Miller Originally published in The Digital Radical, a publication of the Center on Digital Culture and Society at The University of Pennsylvania EXCERPT As documentary filmmakers, the concept of power is essential to how we think about shaping and telling stories. We consider ourselves digital radicals because we both…
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“How to Tell a True Immigrant Story” Official Selection at Encounters Film Festival Bristol

So thrilled to be sharing our film in 360º video at The Watershed in Bristol, UK, one of the world’s premiere sites for research on the intersections of documentary and technology.

How to Tell A True Immigrant Story

Director, 360º Documentary

In performative, poetic tapestry, a Latinx community in New York responds to racial profiling, ICE surveillance, constrictions of the “immigrant” label, and documentary’s complicity.

Presente Saratoga

Co-Director, Multimedia Documentary Performance

A co-created performance ethnography to bring into dialogue two segregated communities while requiring audiences to embody the experience of navigating the norms and expectations of defamiliarized spaces.


Co-Director, 360º Documentary

A young man from Oaxaca, Mexico relfects on creating possibilities for himself and his indigenous Triqui community in the United States.

City Harvest Documentary: A Collaboration with Digital Editing Students

Producer & Editing Supervisor

A collaboration between my Digital Editing class and Termite TV Collective to log and edit Deb Rudman’s newest City Harvest documentary.

Abuelito Fue Bracero

Director, Community-Based, Multi-Platform Collaboration

Collaboration with Luis Magaña & 67 Sueños to preserve stories of former Bracero farmworkers in Stockton, California while investigating ways in which Bracero histories inform today’s US-Mexico immigration policies.

Cómo Vivimos / How We Live

Director, Documentary-in-Progress

In California’s Central Valley, tucked between the county jail and the shooting range, live, love, and strive 100 farmworking families at the Artesi II Migrant Family Housing Center. Until December, that is, when they’re asked to leave.

Gentrification in Allentown: Collaboration between Documentary Class & Community Partners

Co-Director, Community- and Classroom-Based Documentary

In the fall of 2018, my Intro to Documentary class partnered with Allentown Coalition for Economic Dignity, artist Drew Swedberg, and Assessment and Outreach Librarian, Jess Denke, to provide community-based perspectives of Allentown gentrification.

Us in Pieces: from 7Sides (on Cyrus Cylinder)

Director, Documentary Short Collection

7 Iranian filmmakers from around the world reflect on history, identity, and nation-state.