When It's Good, It's Good
2022
Supported by Finish Line
Synopsis:
A filmmaker returns to rural West Texas to document the effects of the boom-and-bust nature of the oil industry on her hometown, unexpectedly documenting the political transformation that takes place in her family over five years and two election cycles.
Filmmakers:
Alejandra Vasquez
Director
Alejandra Vasquez is a Mexican-American filmmaker and producer. Raised in rural West Texas, Alex is at work on a meditative film about her hometown’s relationship to the boom-and-bust cycle of the oil industry with support from the International Women’s Media Foundation and Latino Public Broadcasting. She co-directed the short film “Varsity Oro” that premiered in Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring Issue: At Home. She was the Production Coordinator on Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018) and an Associate Producer on Us Kids (2020). As a series producer for Topic Studios, Alex published Night Shift, a four-part series about New Yorkers who work the graveyard shift and the ten-part series Eating that explores the rituals, beliefs, and ambitions surrounding the act of eating. She’s a 2020 Film Independent Docuseries Fellow and a 2020 Logan Nonfiction Fellow.