Ruben Salazar Documentary Airs on PBS April 29

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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle  is a documentary about the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a Mexican-American journalist who was killed by a law enforcement agent during a National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. Salazar was a very accomplished reporter, correspondent and columnist at the Los Angeles Times.  The documentary is directed by Phillip Rodriguez (Brown is the New Green) and will be aired on PBS stations across the country. Check local TV listings. April 29-May 1.

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USF Human Rights Film Festival Apr 4-6

The 11th USF Human Rights Film Festival runs from April 4-6 at Presentation Theater located on 2350 Turk Blvd x Masonic in San Francisco.  It’s free and open to the public.

The film selection is fantastic. It includes shorts and feature documentaries by established and emerging filmmakers. Oscar nominated films are part of this festival: The Invisible War and 5 Broken Cameras.  Highlighted are two which involve US Latino or Latin American contexts:

April 4 1:30 PM REPORTERO, 2011, Mexico/US, Dir. Bernardo Ruiz Follows veteran reporter Sergio Haro and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana, Mexico-based weekly, as they dauntingly ply their trade in what has become one of the most deadly places in the world to be a journalist.

April 5 4:45 PM THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA: THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN WHO FEED AMERICA, 2011, US, Dir. U Roberto Romano Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. It’s a powerful film that exposes the exploitation of children in the United States.

Visit http://bit.ly/USFHumanRightsFF for the full schedule of films.