BURA  emigrated from Mexico to the US in search of a place to call home. When he bought land on Pajarito, the seller told him that electricity was coming, but it never came.

BURA IGUADO MENDOZA

Bura emigrated from Mexico to the US in search of a place to call home. When he bought land on Pajarito, the seller told him that electricity was coming, but it never came.

CARLOS  comes from dirt people: farmers, ranchers, and road-builders. A consummate independent-thinker and doer, he’s been fighting to get Pajarito on the first responders’ map for years.

CARLOS PROFFIT

Carlos comes from dirt people: farmers, ranchers, and road-builders. A consummate independent-thinker and doer, he’s been fighting to get Pajarito on the first responders’ map for years.

VANESSA  grew up herding sheep on the Navajo Nation and joined the Navy to build a better future. Alongside her boyfriend and their son, she combs the desert for scrap metal to recycle for cash.

VANESSA DUNCAN

Vanessa grew up herding sheep on the Navajo Nation and joined the Navy to build a better future. Alongside her boyfriend and their son, she combs the desert for scrap metal to sell for cash.

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JACKIE MUNRO
Director, Producer, Cinematographer

Jackie Munro is a filmmaker, photographer and educator working at the intersection of storytelling and community engagement. She develops communication campaigns for mission-driven organizations with her company Stories for Change in Santa Fe, NM. Using collaborative, storytelling-based processes, she co-produces the content for her campaigns with those most affected by a social issue.

In addition to being utilized on multiple platforms for advertising purposes, Jackie’s collaborative work has been exhibited in community organizations, the Santa Fe Art Institute and VERVE Gallery. As a director, Jackie’s work has screened on NoBudge.com and at Cinema Club in Brooklyn, NY.

She is currently developing a documentary film set in rural Nicaragua, where she has taught photography and made photographs and videos for 10 years. She holds a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Una Nueva Tierra is her first feature documentary.

JESSE FISHER

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Jesse Fisher is a documentary filmmaker based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He directs and produces counter-narratives that resonate across party lines with a focus on the relationship between people and their environments.

Jesse’s work has screened at Ashland Independent Film Festival, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, and Black Maria Film Festival. Una Nueva Tierra is his first feature documentary.