POV: Reportero DVD

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Item #: WC1532
Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 50 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government ... More
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Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 50 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced? An Official Selection of the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. A co-production of Quiet Pictures, ITVS, and Latino Public Broadcasting with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.

Special Features include…
- Lesson Plan
- Discussion Guide

Producer: Bernardo Ruiz
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2012
Rating: TV-PG
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English
Language Track: Spanish
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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A T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Powerful and moving
Review by A T. on 07/17/20 review stating Powerful and moving
Powerful story about the risks faced by journalists reporting on corruption and drug trafficking in Tijuana, Mexico. Gives a sense of the complicated and difficult decisions that journalists face, both in terms of their work and life choices. The US news media tends to focus on the drug traffickers, the violence, etc. and not on the untold story of how millions of Mexico live under this cloud. This film does an excellent job of portraying how Mexican journalists struggle with this corruption and make difficult decisions to stand up to the drug traffickers and government officials who are collaborating with them.


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