Elizabeth Knafo is a filmmaker whose work engages issues of extraction, materialisms, and social and environmental justice in the form documentary film to writing, design and publishing. Knafo recently completed Rare Earth, the first in a trilogy on the geography, geology, and political economies of the Mojave Desert, which also includes the films De Re Metallica (in collaboration with Brigid McCaffrey) and Hall of Mirrors.

She has collaborated on Sandy Resources, a printed guide of resources available after Hurricane Sandy with Jesse Goldstein and Occuprint, P.P.S.: Open Letters to Occupy Wall Street, Strike the Prisons, and Textbooks for Texas. Knafo and Goldstein are currently working on a collaborative research and publication project, The Rare Earth Catalog.

Knafo completed her MFA at the Hunter Integrated Media Arts department in 2013 and is currently living in Los Angeles.


Thu, Oct 16, 2014, 06:30 PM – 06:30 PM

Rare Earth