Invisible Valley

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Watch From:MN
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Spotlight: Common Ground
Tags:Documentary
Immigration
Human Rights
Culture & Society
Politics
Includes Q&A
Release Year:2021
Runtime:87 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Spanish
Print Source:Invisible Valley LLC
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/467472220
Cast/Crew
Director:Aaron Maurer
Executive Producer:Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad
Producer:Zach McMillan
Cinematographer:Aaron Maurer
Editor:Aaron Maurer
Composer:Zach McMillan
Jonathan Jetter

Description

Your ticket includes a recorded Filmmaker Q&A following the film.

Coachella Valley. The name conjures up images of the Coachella Music Festival; swaying palm trees and lush golf courses; entertainers relaxing poolside; and tourists galore. But director Aaron Maurer’s Invisible Valley captures the area as an organic whole, one that encompasses a vast range of economic disparity and living conditions.

In Aaron Maurer’s fascinating and illuminating documentary, the struggles of undocumented farmworkers are juxtaposed against the relaxed lifestyles of wealthy snowbirds and the hedonistic indifference of music festival-goers. Shot over the course of one year, Maurer explores the vast history of Coachella, including the ecological tragedy of the Salton Sea, and ponders its looming future.


Director Biography

Aaron Maurer Aaron Maurer is a writer and director. His short films include “Urban Predators” (2014), “What Are You Working On?” (2014), “Story 304” (2016). Invisible Valley (2021), his feature documentary debut.


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