I use media to build relationships.
I open communication through experimental forms.
I use creative filmmaking techniques to encourage innovative and committed participation toward the creation of curious documentary messages, with the intent to motivate personal growth and inspire social justice.
Laura Deutch is a Philadelphia-based media artist and educator who uses participatory processes to engage communities in expanded documentary production. Her documentary, El Sol Sale Para Todos (2010), chronicles the Mexican community in South Philadelphia. It has been presented at over 20 screenings and educational presentations; it was selected for broadcast on public television as part of the Philadelphia Stories series. Her most recent project, Messages in Motion, a mobile media studio, works with neighborhood programs and community-based organizations to produce, distribute and exhibit short form documentary. MIM was selected for the People’s Biennial,organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), which toured 5 cities in the US from 2010-2012. Laura was also honored at SXSW as a Dewey Winburne Community Service Award Honoree. She coordinates the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative and serves on the board of Termite TV Collective. She holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and currently works as the Director of Education and Production at PhillyCAM.