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Andrew Shapter

An American film director, producer, writer and photographer. Shapter is known for his documentaries, Before the Music Dies(2006)[2] and Happiness Is (2009),[3] [4] his feature film The Teller and the Truth (2015),[5] his music videos with Willie Nelson and The Roots, and his collaboration with Bono on U.N. Summit videos on refugees, including "Refugees Are...".  

Shapter is currently writing and directing a documentary, Porvenir, Texas, centered around the border massacre at Porvenir, during which fifteen Mexican Americans were killed by the Texas Rangers. The documentary will explore the actual events of the 1918 massacre through interviews, an archaeological dig, forensic analysis, and a reenactment of the massacre.

Shapter plans to follow up this documentary with a feature film, Porvenir, based on the massacre as well. Porvenir will follow a young Latina grad student as she stumbles across a century-old controversy on the border. 

LET THEM FLY
September 2023

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FIELDS OF UNCERTAINTY
January 2023

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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST DIRECTOR

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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST SCRIPT

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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST FILM

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