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Join NACLA on Wednesday, July 18, for a special screening of Reportero and a Q&A with the director, Bernardo Ruiz.
Tickets are $20 per guest. Attendees will receive a complimentary subscription to the NACLA Report on the Americas!
When: July 18 at 7:30 pm
Where: Spanish Benevolent Society, 239 West 14th Street
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Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime groups. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?
Ruiz's film was selected for the prestigious Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2012 at Lincoln Center, and will be broadcast on PBS in the fall.
About the filmmaker:
Bernardo Ruiz is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico. He is the director/producer of American Experience: Roberto Clemente (PBS, 2008), winner of the ALMA Award for Outstanding Made for Television Documentary. He is the co-producer of The Sixth Section (P.O.V.), winner of the top short documentary prize at the 2003 Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico. As a director/producer for hire he has directed programs for PBS, MTV, the Discovery Networks, Travel Channel, Planet Green and the National Geographic Channel. In 2007, he founded Quiet Pictures in order to produce aesthetically innovative and socially relevant documentary films for all platforms.