How Do You Know
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Art direction and animation of the trailer for How Do You Know, a documentary in progress by Alex Geller. The film explores marriage, and the social, legislative, economic, and personal forces that drive people to—or away from—formalizing intimate partnerships through the state. Between the first same-sex couple to obtain a marriage license in the U.S., to an interracial couple who wed overseas due to anti-miscegenation laws in their home state, the documentary weaves personal stories with commentary from pertinent economists, policy-makers, historians, writers, and academics. Watch the trailer.

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Rachel holds a MFA from RISD in graphic design. She has also taught graphic design at MassArt and has been a visiting critic at Boston University, Wesleyan, Northeastern, and Washington University in St. Louis. She currently works for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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