FORA.tv Speaker - Bernardo Ruiz
Bernardo Ruiz is the Director/Producer of American Experience: Roberto Clemente (PBS, 2008), winner of the ALMA Award for Outstanding Made for Television Documentary. Previously, he was the co-producer of The Sixth Section/La Sexta Sección, an innovative depiction of the transnational organizing efforts of a community of Mexican immigrants in New York. The film won the top short documentary prize at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico, and aired on the public television series P.O.V. in 2003. 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, the Sundance Documentary Institute, Cinereach and ITVS, among others. In 2007, he founded Quiet Pictures in order to produce aesthetically innovative and socially relevant documentary films for all platforms. Before working in documentary production, he served as Associate Editor of the North American Congress on Latin America's (NACLA) Report on the Americas. His latest film, Reportero, follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at an embattled news magazine during a wave of violence against journalists in Mexico. It airs on POV in the fall of 2012.
04.14.12 | 01:17:53 min
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