Guest Blogger- “Feeling War” Film Series
UCM’s Digital Journalism Program invites you to join us for a three part film series leading up to the Show Me Justice Film Festival held in April. Next week will kick off the film series with our screening of Reportero on Tuesday, January 26 at 3:30pm. It will be held in the Union, room 229.
Feeling War: Experiencing International Reality highlights international war and crisis from the perspective of photojournalists and videographers.
Reportero, directed by Bernardo Ruiz, is a documentary that follows verteran reporter Sergio Haro and his colleagues at Zeta, the Tijuana independent newsweekly founded by the journalists Jesus Blancornelas and Hector Felix Miranda. Several journalists have been banished by drug cartels and organized crime in Mexico, creating an hostile environment for those who want to speak the reality facing the country. Being a journalist has become one of the most dangerous professions in Mexico, and Reportero explores the risk of this profession. The infographic below shows just how dangerous it is.
Following the screening of the film with be a Skype Q&A with Adela Navarro, the current CEO of Zeta newsweekly. Adela started at Zeta as a reporter and columnist 25 years ago. With a degree in Communication and many studies at different universities, she is a guest columnist for several Mexican magazines. She has also been named one of the most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes Magazine.
This event is free and open to the university and the community!