Join director Bernardo Ruiz and journalist Sergio Haro for a screening of REPORTERO on Friday, January 25th at the Human Rights Watch Festival taking place at MOPA in San Diego, CA. Ruiz's compelling documentary 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.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will travel to San Diego for its third year from January 24 through January 28, 2013. Declared the “cinematic conscience of the world” by the New York Times, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival realizes the power of film to make a difference. The festival includes six films covering a wide range of current human rights issues, from the perils that reporters face on a regular basis in Tijuana to an uplifting story of a women’s basketball team in Iraq.
For more information about the screening and a complete list of films, please visit www.mopa.org/hrwff.