Ellie Lobovits

Ellie Lobovits is a feminist filmmaker, writer, and professor whose work combines art with social activism, the personal with the political. Ellie’s most recent film, BIRTH ON THE BORDER, is an intimate portrait of Mexican women’s narratives of childbirth and harassment on the U.S.- Mexico border. Ellie’s lyrical short films have explored themes of memory, mortality, and the natural world. Ellie holds a BA in Anthropology and Photography from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Visual Anthropology from San Francisco State. (02/19)

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Birth on the Border


A film by Ellie Lobovits, 2018, 28 min, Color

This intimate and personal documentary follows two women from Ciudad Juárez as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border legally to give birth in Texas, putting their hearts and bodies on the line as they confront harassment at the hands of U.S. border officials. One million people legally cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day in both directions.…

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