Robin is a 2013 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. His feature documentary debut, Gods and Kings (2012), about masks, magic and media in the Guatemalan highlands, won the Intangible Culture Prize at the RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Films (Scotland, 2013) and was the opening night film at Ethnocineca (Austria, 2014). His latest documentary, The Hand That Feeds (2014), about a bitter struggle for justice at a New York City deli, broadcast on PBS and picked up awards at several festivals (including Full Frame, DOC NYC and AFI Docs) and press acclaim at its theatrical run this Spring. His latest project, City of Movement, an archival collage, is currently playing on infinite loop at the Museum of the City of New York. Between directing projects, he works as an editor in a variety of genres.
(2014) Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars.
(2016) A ten minute archival collage of 100+ years of New York City social movements, now playing on infinite loop in the Museum of the City of New York's Activist New York exhibition.
(2012) At a festival in a sleepy Guatemalan mountain town, traditional dances are disrupted by an eerie spectacle where horror movie monsters dance beside Maya gods and Cold War dictators.
(2007) In the isolated hill towns of the Dominican Republic, cacao farmers have been fighting a losing battle with the global economy for as long as anyone can remember. But in Loma Guaconejo, things are about to change.
SHort CONTENT AND WORK SAMPLES
(2016) A 6 minute introduction to America's new battle over Voting Rights, commissioned by the Sundance Now Doc Club.
(2016) Introduction to a new design space in Brooklyn created by Sterling Rain Projects LTD for MIni and A/D/O
(2013) Luisa, Joseph and Berenice tell the story of how Publicolor, Inc has transformed their lives through their unique design-based programs.
(2013) This short film, adapted for the New York Times Op-Docs series, has been screened by The White House Office of Public Engagement and other groups around the country.
(2013) TV documentary report commissioned for TeleSUR about development and inequality in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
(2010) This short adaptation was a winner in the LinkTV ViewChange Contest for Short Films on Social Justice.
(2009) This piece was a finalist in Obama’s Health Reform Video Challenge, and the top choice of the Daily Show’s blog. Made with public domain footage from The Internet Archives