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Rodrigo Reyes

Rodrigo Reyes

2017 National MediaMaker Fellows
Sansón and Me
Rodrigo Reyes: BAVC 2017 National MediaMaker Fellow

Rodrigo Reyes

2017 National MediaMaker Fellows
Sansón and Me

Rodrigo Reyes is a Mexican-American filmmaker working whose narrative and documentary work examines how borders and identity intersect within the Latino experience in the US. He was named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker magazine in 2013, and has screened his work internationally at film festivals and museums.

Sansón and Me is a heartbreaking, multi-layered portrait of how immigration, opportunity, and the prison pipeline intersect with the lives of young men of color, sketched through the filmmaker's correspondence with the now-incarcerated undocumented immigrant at whose trial he served as an interpreter. In 2017, Rodrigo Reyes was selected as a Guggenheim fellow.