Paul Espinosa


Paul Espinosa is an award-winning Filmmaker and Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.  He has been involved with producing films for over 30 years, specializing in documentary and dramatic films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region.  Espinosa has produced, directed and written numerous films for PBS including California and the American Dream, The Border, The U.S.-Mexican War: 1846-1848, ...and the earth did not swallow him, The Hunt for Pancho Villa, and The Lemon Grove Incident.  He received his B.A. degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in Anthropology.  Espinosa's films have been screened at festivals around the world and have won many awards including eight Emmys. Espinosa has been honored with retrospective Paul Espinosa Film Festivals in Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso and San Diego and induction into the National Association of Hispanic Journalist's Hall of Fame. He has received funding from many agencies, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, ITVS, the American Experience, Latino Public Broadcasting, NALIP's Latino Producers Academy and The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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