Alex Johnston


Alex Johnston – Director/Producer

Alex is a documentary media maker, editor, teacher, media archaeologist and PhD candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California Santa Cruz. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Documentation also from UC Santa Cruz. His scholarly and creative work engages questions of narrativity, gesture, embodiment, and historical representation in contemporary media practices, with an emphasis on American social movement history. His films, including Way Down in the Hole (2011), NOW! AGAIN! (2014) and Evidence of the Evidence (2017) have screened at a wide variety of venues, including San Francisco's Other Cinema, the New Orleans Film Festival, Iowa City Documentary Film Festival, Thin Line Film festival, and the Miners' Colfax Medical Center, a convalescent home for retired hard rock and coal miners in Raton, New Mexico. Alex is also the managing editor of the online media journal "Now! A Journal of Urgent Praxis." (

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