Talent Guide

Alejandra Vasquez

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:CNN Docuseries Intensive 2020


Alejandra Vasquez is a Mexican-American filmmaker and producer. She grew up in West Texas and studied film at UC Berkeley. In the past, she worked for TED and NPR. Most recently, she was the Production Coordinator for Matangi/Maya/ M.I.A. (2018), winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize. She’s also an Associate Producer for Us Kids (2020), set to premiere at Sundance in competition and a Co-Producer on a forthcoming documentary by Nanfu Wang. As a series producer for Topic Studios, she recently completed a four-part series Night Shift and ten-part series Eating. Now, she’s working on a film about her hometown supported by Pulitzer Center.

Current Project

Folk Frontera


Folk Frontera is a magical-realist documentary series about life in the borderlands. It tells the stories of a traveling priest, private postman, river guardian, and radio DJ as they forge their lives in the remote Chihuahuan Desert, stretched across both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.