Reportero (pictured) the documentary film by Bernardo Ruiz, received a News and Documentary Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Informational Programming—Long-Form category. The film 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 former President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime.
The film, which premiered in Mexico City in 2012, has screened in 28 countries and has been translated into five languages. In the U.S., it has screened in over 39 cities through P.O.V. In Mexico, the film screened in 12 cities through the itinerant documentary festival, Ambulante.
The 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.