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Rodrigo Reyes

Rodrigo Reyes

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BAVC Board Member Rodrigo Reyes is an an award-winning documentary filmmaker

Rodrigo Reyes

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Born in Mexico City, Rodrigo Reyes is an award-winning filmmaker whose films include the documentary PURGATORIO and the dramatic narrative LUPE UNDER the SUN. Named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and a National Mediamaker Fellow by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), Rodrigo’s work has received the support of Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, California Humanities Council, Film Independent, IFP Narrative and Documentary Labs, and the Mexican Film Institute. In 2017, Rodrigo was selected for the Spotlight on Storytellers Award by Sundance Institute, and the Guggenheim Fellowship.

Aside from his work as a filmmaker, Rodrigo also has a career as a Spanish Interpreter working in Emergency Rooms and Criminal Courts in rural California. Providing this service has allowed Rodrigo to remain connected to the Latino community and has given him a unique perspective on the interactions between the dominant culture and the often-marginalized experiences of his immigrant clients.