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Jenny Alexander

Independent Filmmaker

Northern Light Productions

Jenny Alexander is an independent filmmaker and senior producer at Northern Light Productions. Her work at Northern Light Productions includes directing and producing documentaries for broadcast on PBS and the Discovery Channel, museums and the National Park Service, as well as interactive media exhibits for museum settings. She recently concluded an immersive exhibit featuring an animated film projected on a 40’ curved wall for the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
Jenny’s award-winning independent films, The Vigil and Detained focused on the impact of U.S. immigration policies on families and have screened at festivals in Tel Aviv, Poland, Germany and China as well as within the US. Prior to film, Jenny worked as a community organizer with immigrant youth and as a union organizer for the United Farm Workers and with the Puerto Rican Worker’s Union (Sindicato Puertorriqueño de Trabajadores). She is currently in production on an independent documentary about the immigrant-majority city of Chelsea, Massachusetts and the community’s response to the COVID pandemic.

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