Jennifer Maytorena Taylor makes documentaries about “ordinary” people with extraordinary stories, often with Latino themes and Spanish-language content. Her work has been shown at venues such as the Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the New York Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum, and by broadcasters such as PBS, Sundance Channel, and NHK-Japan.
Jennifer’s most recent film is Daisy and Max, commissioned by Al Jazeera America. Other credits include the award-winning documentaries New Muslim Cool, Special Circumstance, Paulina, Home Front, Immigration Calculations; Ramadan Primetime; and many short films and public television projects.
Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in Social Documentation and the Department of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Catch Latinos and Media: Modernize, Diversify and Reclaim Public Media on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:00 am with Jennifer Maytorena Taylor.