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VAMA Lecture: Phillip Rodriguez

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 06:00 PM

Please join us for a special screening of Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, followed by a Q&A with the director Phillip Rodriguez.

Free & Open to the public!

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle is an investigative look at the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar’s transformation from a mainstream, establishment reporter to primary chronicler and supporter of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. 

Phillip Rodriguez is a documentary director whose films and educational programs have challenged ideas about race and diversity. Rodriguez’ films have focused on the complexities of Latino culture, history, and identity. 

His films include The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, RACE 2012, Latinos ’08, Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream, Los Angeles Now, Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana, Manuel Ocampo: God is My Copilot, and Pancho Villa & Other Stories

The Washington Post has referred to the work as “higher truth-telling.” The San Diego Tribune calls the work “masterful,” The New York Times, “thoughtful.” 

Rodriguez has an A.A. from Los Angeles Valley College, a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley, an M.A. and M.F.A from UCLA in Latin American Studies and Film Production. 

This event is supported by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please join us for a special screening of Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, followed by a Q&A with the director Phillip Rodriguez.

Event location: Online

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Hosted by: Visual & Media Arts

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Preger
Email: vamavisitingartist@gmail.com

If you need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in this VAMA Lecture: Phillip Rodriguez, please contact Elizabeth Preger at vamavisitingartist@gmail.com, at least 7 business days in advance.