Documentary Examines Suspicious 1970 Death Of LA Times Journalist Ruben Salazar
"Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle" airs on PBS stations April 29
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Aired 3/20/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Phillip Rodriguez, filmmaker, "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle"
In the 1960s, journalist Ruben Salazar was writing about being Latino in America — things that no one else would dare say out loud. And some people think that's why he lost his life.
Salazar was a Los Angeles Times reporter at a time when the Chicano political movement was getting underway. He was killed in 1970 during a police action during an anti-war demonstration in L.A.
A new documentary explores Salazar's work, his growing empathy with the Chicano movement and the mysteries surrounding his death.
"Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle" airs will be part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival this weekend.