Santa Fe, NM, USA
Jackie Munro is a filmmaker, photographer and educator working at the intersection of storytelling and community engagement. She believes 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. Her first feature-length documentary, Una Nueva Tierra (A New Land), is currently on the festival circuit. The film traces the struggles of three families living on the Pajarito Mesa, a breathtakingly beautiful but perpetually trash-ridden swath of desert overlooking Albuquerque, NM without access to water or electricity. Una Nueva Tierra was awared the Best Documentary award in 2017 from the New Mexico Film Office.
As a director, Jackie’s work has screened at NoBudge.com, Cinema Club, The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, the University of New Mexico, the Guild Cinema and the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Jackie has taught photography at the International Center of Photography, New York University, PhotoManhattan and Santa Fe Community College. She has implemented community-based photography education projects in Nicaragua and Paraguay.
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 and has studied Spanish through Instituto Cervantes in New York City and Albuquerque, NM.
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