Laura Deutch is a Philadelphia-based media artist and educator, committed to using media as a tool for social justice, creative expression and community organizing. She creates interdisciplinary projects that explore the relationship between individuals and their environment. 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, where the videos have been showcased in cities throughout the US. She recently completed the feature-length documentary, El Sol Sale Para Todos, which chronicles the development of the Mexican community in South Philadelphia which premiered at the Scribe Video Center Producers’ Forum. She is currently the coordinator of the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative. She is a board member of the Termite TV Collective and holds a BA in Media Studies from Ithaca University and an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.