Laura Bustillos Jáquez

2020 Create Change Fellow | 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee

NYC | Documentary film

Artist Bio
Laura Bustillos Jáquez is a Mexican born documentary filmmaker and photographer from the border of Mexico and the United States. As a transnational woman of color, she focuses on telling stories about immigration and social reconstruction movements within the US-Mexico border, Africa, the Caribbean, and the world. Laura graduated with a BA in Visual Journalism and a special recognition from Brooks Institute in Ventura, California. She then obtained a David Lynch MA in Film at Maharishi University in 2015. Laura is currently based in New York City.

What Does Abundance Mean To You?
“I believe abundance is manifested in different ways. Sometimes it looks like community, access to resources, love, support, empathy, and all values that have the potential to improve the quality of our lives.”

2021 Creative Action Fund | 20/32

“20/32” is a feature length documentary film in honor of the Laborers’ Movement that originated in 2019 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico with the help of labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas. The name “20/32” comes from a legal promise from the Mexican government to raise the minimum salary of factory workers by 20% and a yearly bonus of approximately $32,000 pesos to each worker in the city of Matamoros that was not being fulfilled by the local authorities until Susana Prieto Terrazas intervened.

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