KINGDOM OF SHADOWS
Screening & Q&A with Director Bernardo Ruiz
Saturday, November 14, 2015 1PM
*Please note this event is not being held at the Bronx Documentary Center.
Join us at: Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Ave, Bronx, NY 10451 (2/5 Train to 149th St. Grand Concourse stop)
In Kingdom of Shadows, Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico “drug war,” weaving together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agent on the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler, to reveal the human side of an often misunderstood conflict that has resulted in a growing human-rights crisis that only recently has made international headlines.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Via PanAm – The Pursuit of Happiness by Kadir van Lohuizen, on view at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 13, 2015.
Suggested donation: $5 Bronx Residents, $10 General, 18 and under free.
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Bernardo Ruiz is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico. He is the director/producer of American Experience: Roberto Clemente (PBS, 2008), winner of the ALMA Award for Outstanding Made for Television Documentary. He is the co-producer of The Sixth Section (P.O.V.), winner of the top short documentary prize at the 2003 Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico. As a director/producer for hire he has directed programs for PBS, MTV, the Discovery Networks, Travel Channel, Planet Green and the National Geographic Channel. In 2007, he founded Quiet Pictures in order to produce aesthetically innovative and socially relevant documentary films for all platforms. He directed and produced the Emmy nominated documentary Reportero.