Alejandra Vasquez

Alejandra Vasquez is a Mexican-American documentary filmmaker. Raised in rural West Texas, Alex is at work on a film about her hometown's relationship to the boom-and-bust cycle of the oil industry with support from the International Women’s Media Foundation and Latino Public Broadcasting. She co-directed Varsity Oro for Pop-Up Magazine and produced two docuseries for Topic Studios, Night Shift and Eating. She was on the producing teams for the award-winning features Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018) and Us Kids (2020). Her short film Folk Frontera, co-produced with ITVS, was selected for the LatinXperience program, a primetime broadcast special airing on PBS. Now, Alex is developing Varsity Oro into a feature-length documentary that follows a competitive high school mariachi team living on the US-Mexico border. She’s a 2020 Film Independent Fellow and a 2020 Logan Nonfiction Fellow.

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