Commissioned for New Works: Ciné-Roman (films in response to Chris Marker's La Jetée), 3 Minutes in America is an experimental narrative criss-crossing the continental US. The film presents a romance unfolding amid an array of contemporary phenomena; including vaccine production, basketball games, fracking, and activity on Hillary Clinton's email server. The short is a collaboration with photographer Barb Choit.
Alex Tyson (b. 1985) is an American filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He works with non-linear editing programs, text and multi-channel sound.His work has been screened at festivals and museums internationally, including MoMA Doc Fortnight (USA), Cinema Verité (Iran), Artists' & Experimental Moving Image (IE), Docville (BE), GFFIS (KR), Itau Cultural Center (BR), Vdrome, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. His first documentary, Mountain Fire Personnel was awarded the Prix du Jury La Mobilière at Visions du Réel in 2015.