Alex H Rafi is a filmmaker and educator from Miami, FL. He earned his BA in Cinema Studies and Communication from the University of Pennsylvania where he received an honors distinction by completing a thesis that explored the relationship between language, social context, and identity. As a student filmmaker, he worked on award winning student films and created three short documentaries including Mic & Key: Hip Hop at the University of Pennsylvania and Theater: The Dream Team, an observational documentary about a tenth grade theater class at West Philadelphia High School.
After spending three years teaching high school English in Homestead, FL, he is focused on creating works that have utility as teaching tools, as archives of significant people and events in communities, cities, states, and nations, and as films that encourage understanding and empathy. His long term goal is to develop programs and courses in nonfiction film and media literacy for students and communities.