PBS–Now Streaming: Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle
October 4 – December 20
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PBS SoCal–Now and through December 20, 2019, PBS is streaming the documentary Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle free online. This film broadcasted in early October as part of a slate of PBS programming celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle provides insights into and answers to one of the most bizarre, disturbing and controversial fatal shootings of the mid-20th century. Part political expose, part narrative deconstruction, part poetic meditation, the film is an independent and thorough investigation of the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist. As it sheds light on Salazar’s slaying by a Sheriff’s deputy in 1970, it extricates him from the myths that were constructed to suit political agendas. It also offers a compelling look at an historical period that still resonates today – an era of repressive law enforcement and of a people’s turbulent search for recognition as full-fledged Americans. Watch a Preview.
This film was supported by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project Grant.