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 believes strongly in the ability of intimate documentary work to help us know individuals who seem very different from us as well as more deeply understand ourselves, our place in our communities and our ability to affect change.

Jackie produces 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 many platforms for advertising purposes, her collaborative work has been exhibited in community organizations, the Santa Fe Art Institute and VERVE Gallery.  Jackie has taught photography at the International Center of Photography, New York University, Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She is currently developing a documentary film set in rural Nicaragua, where she has taught photography and made photographs and videos for 10 years.

As a director, Jackie’s work has screened on NoBudge.com and at Cinema Club in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. UNA NUEVA TIERRA is her first feature length documentary.

JESSE FISHER

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Jesse Fisher is a non-fiction filmmaker based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He directs and produces counter-narratives that resonate across partisan lines with a focus on the relationships 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. He holds a BFA in Film & Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. UNA NUEVA TIERRA is his first feature length documentary.