REPORTERO will screen in Michigan, California and Pennsylvania as part of the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival bears witness to human rights violations and creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
Each year highlights from our London and New York festivals are presented in our Traveling Film Festival. The 2012-2013 season of the Traveling Festival begins September 2012 and runs through May 2013.
Directed by Bernardo Ruiz
REPORTERO follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at ZETA, a Tijuana-based muckraking weekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in what has become one of the deadliest places in the world to be a journalist. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been murdered or have gone missing since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime groups.
REPORTERO is a co-production of Quiet Pictures, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Thursday, February 14th, 6:00 PM at Central Michigan University
Saturday, February 16th, 12:00 PM at Central Michigan University
Friday, February 22nd, 7:00 PM at the University of California, Merced
Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 PM at the International House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For more information about the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, visit: http://ff.hrw.org/traveling-festival