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Alexandra Liveris

Alexandra Liveris

Documentary Film and Video


Alexandra Liveris is an award winning filmmaker who makes socially conscious documentaries and content. Her work specifically addresses the complexities behind identity politics across all sectors of society. She has produced, directed and shot films in Greece, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and across the United States. Her work has been broadcast and showcased internationally in over 150 cities, including at the Tribeca Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, AspenShorts Film Festival, PBS, National Geographic, and Amazon Prime.  Her films include Maria of Many (2013), Nocturnity (2014), Santiago Calatrava (2016), Eyes of Exodus (2017) and The Sender’s Voice (2018). Eyes of Exodus won the Audience Award at the AspenShorts Film Festival and the Jury Award at Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. Alexandra is co-producing with Faliro House (The Lobster, Before Midnight) the adaptation of Eyes of Exodus into a feature film.

As a commercial director and cinematographer, Alexandra has directed films for Google Creative Lab, The King Abdulaziz World Culture Center of Saudi Arabia, and National Geographic. Alexandra’s films for Google Creative Lab reached 17.6 million viewers online. She most recently directed the music video for acclaimed artist Hayden Thorpe’s “Love Crimes”.

Alexandra holds an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, a BA in International Relations from Tufts University and is a Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow. She has guest lectured on documentary film at the University of Virginia, Tufts University and the National Hellenic Society. She previously worked as a series producer on the Charlie Rose Show and co-founded the young leaders venture at the Clinton Global Initiative.



Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2014
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Graduate Student Fellow, 2013

The Church at Ground Zero 

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JUNE, 2014

Thirteen years after the horrific terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Ground Zero Memorial Site will open its doors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum and mark the completion of the largest building in North America – the Freedom Tower.  Yet, perched above the memorial pools is the foundation for the last, smallest, and relatively unknown project to be rebuilt and resurrected at Ground Zero: a small Greek Orthodox Church – the only religious site destroyed on 9/11.  The Church at Ground Zero explores the David and Goliath tale of the Church’s quest to rebuild its religious presence on America’s most sacred site.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Chelsea Film Festival, NYC, 2015
The Greek Australian Short Film Festival, Australia, 2015


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JUNE, 2013

After ten years of sleepwalking, I conduct a self surveillance experiment to confront my unconscious nighttime activity.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Let's All Be Free Film Festival, London, 2015
Tribeca Film Festival, 2014
Backyard Film Festival, 2014


15 Art Films to Watch at Tribeca


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Co-directed by Henry Wiener
MARCH, 2013
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21 year old Stanford student Julia Landauer is driving to make it big in NASCAR.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Los Angeles Women's Film Festival, 2016
"Party on the Edge", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013

María of Many 

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After being mistreated as a part-time hire, Mexican immigrant María finds her voice, a community, and dignity within the San Francisco Women's Collective.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Unspoken Film Festival, 2015
Sustainable Living Film Festival, 2015
Shorts TV
UNAFF, 2014
Newport Beach Film Festival, 2014
Sebastopol Film Festival, 2014
Cantor Museum, Stanford University, 2014
Backyard Film Festival, 2013
Lunafest, 2013


SF Chronicle
Palo Alto Online
SF CBS Morning News
SF Blog "Why Not Girl"
Napa Valley Register 
Midland Daily News



June 14, 2014

Free and open to the public.

Annenberg Auditorium
June 13, 2013

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
March 20, 2013

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
435 Lasuen Mall
December 11, 2012

Free and open to the public

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