Grants & Awards
About the Film:
There are ebbs and flows to the news cycle, but what is the deeper story of a place? That is the question tugging at a veteran reporter and photojournalist on the Mexican border. He tackles the same stories that filled his reporter’s notebook early in his career: immigration, corruption and narco-related violence. Today, he works in an environment where the stakes are vastly higher. Mexico is the most dangerous country in Latin America for the media. More than 30 journalists or media workers have been murdered or have vanished since December 2006.
About the Filmmakers:
Bernardo Ruiz (Director) – Bernardo is the director/producer of American Experience: Roberto Clemente (PBS, 2008). The broadcast documentary was awarded 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. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation on the Arts fellowship in film and his work has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, Sundance, Cinereach and ITVS, among others. He is at work on Reportero.
Festival & Award Highlights:
Ambulante 2012 – World Premiere
Full Frame 2012
Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2012
Los Angeles Film Festival 2012