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Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning documentary filmmaker interested in finding new, aesthetic ways of exploring the boundaries between species, class and unequal states of personhood. Her short-form documentaries have been screened at festivals around the world and won numerous awards. 


In her short films, Elizabeth Lo brings an acute eye to a diverse array of subjects, always placing real people and situations at the center of attention. Hotel 22 is filmed largely in a bus that by night serves as a temporary shelter for homeless persons. In Notes from Buena Vista she lets the residents of a mobile home park under threat of closure tell their story. Mother’s Day follows children whose mothers are in prison, while Treasure Island is set in a community built over nuclear waste buried on an island in San Francisco Bay. She edited her first feature-length documentary, Strays, during her residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.