Josefina’s work lies at the intersection of social sciences and documentary media. She is part of MAFI – Filmic Map of a Country – a Chilean non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and create participatory documentary projects that foster social reflection and political engagement.
She studied sociology and filmmaking at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she, later on, worked as a part time lecturer in visual anthropology, and as a researcher using audio-visual methodologies exploring issues ranging from the impact of schools’ aesthetics on the quality of education, domestic appropriation and urban mobility, socio environmental conflicts, and the relation between art, memory and landscape in the case of detained and disappeared Mapuche people during Chilean dictatorship. She joins CMSW and Open Documentary Lab to continue exploring innovative participative documentary media forms that promote social change and political activism through the process of collaboration and co-creation.