Directed by Bernardo Ruiz[masked] minutes
Wednesday January 11th[masked]:30 pm
Congress Hotel, first floor, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21204
(Always on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, same time and place).
“A startling and revealing story. . . . poignant.” - Examiner.com
“A potent documentary . . . This important film should not be missed” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
“Electrifying. . . . A beautifully crafted, poignant and important argument in favor of . . . hard-hitting investigative journalism.” - KCET.org
“A bold documentary . . . cleverly composed shots and beautiful cinematography.” - Cinespect
“A fascinating documentary.” CNN “Gripping . . . . a powerful reminder of how journalism often requires immense amounts of physical and psychological bravery.” —New York magazine
“If it weren’t real and terribly frightening, you’d think it was . . . a Liam Neeson thriller.” —Celeste Headlee, NPR
“Astounding . . . . Holds audiences spellbound as it explored the importance in continuing the fight to report the truth, no matter the cost. . . . A smart and cohesive wakeup call for the world of the importance of freedom of speech in the news-gathering business.” Yahoo News
“The heroes of Bernardo Ruiz’s Reportero are the journalists for Zeta . . . The courage of Zeta writers . . . cannot be overestimated” - The New York Times
“A must-see story.” —David Crumm, ReadTheSpirit.com “A moving portrait . . . riveting and disturbing at once . . . Kudos to this important story.” - El Paso Times
“Persuasively shown . . . Compelling.” - Carlos Lauría, Senior Americas Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
“A solidly constructed, well-shot documentary about the lethal perils of truth-telling south of the border.” - Variety
“Important . . . Highlights the horrific risks, pressures and dilemmas facing Mexican journalists” - The Los Angeles Times
“The story of some local journalists . . . who believe in the basic ideals so passionately they go to their deaths essentially nameless in the brutal world of the Mexican drug wars.” - John Hockenberry, NPR
"Does a fantastic job of showing the human struggles in covering drug trafficking and violence in Mexico. . . . It gives viewers a great sense of the fear, intimidation, violence, adrenaline, comradeship, skill and pride of the photographers and reporters on the border police beat” - Ioan Grillo, author, El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency
“Ruiz documents Zeta’s incredible three-decade odyssey with solid research, piecing together grainy and at times ghastly video and newspaper coverage with riveting interviews of its key players . . . . engaging and worthwhile.” - San Antonio Current
“Striking. . . . It offers hope . . For reporters like Sergio Haro, investigative journalism is not a job, but a calling, regardless of the risks.” - KPBS San Diego
“Reflecting on how young killers come to their choices, the film elucidates—beautifully and painfully— contexts as well as consequences.” —Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
THE CHARM CITY FILM SERIES hosted by the Baltimore Ethical Society
RSVPs on this site are greatly appreciated (but not mandatory).
Open to the Public, Free of Charge
Free street parking after 6 pm
Contact the organizer for questions about handicapped entrance. Complementary beverages, wine, pizza - donation requested.
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION. Please linger with us over pizza, wine, other beverages.