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Bernardo Ruiz, 2011
Mexico/USA | 72 minutes
Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz in person at all screenings! Film subject Sergio Haro in person at June 22 and June 23 screenings!
Reportero follows veteran reporter Sergio Haro and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana, Mexico-based weekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in what has become one of the most deadly places in the world to be a journalist. Since its founding in 1980, two of the paper’s editors have been murdered and the founder viciously attacked. “Impunity reigns in Mexico, especially here along the northern border,” explains Adela Navarro, Sergio’s boss and Zeta’s co-director. Despite the attacks, the paper has continued its singular brand of aggressive and investigative reporting—often and frequently—sparking controversy. As a veteran member of Zeta’s editorial team, Sergio contributes to the crime pieces that are the paper’s bread and butter, but at this stage of his career, he is also after what he calls the “deeper story” of the region—the human stories that tend to fall between the cracks. New York Premiere! Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz and film subject Sergio Haro will be at the June 22 screening. June 23 screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, film subjects Sergio Haro, and Carlos Lauría, Senior Program Coordinator for the Americas, Committee to Protect Journalists.