NALIPster Rodrigo Reyes Recipient of the Cal Humanitas Doc Grant


Rodrigo Reyes (Purgatorio), a NALIP Latino Media Market fellow and member was announced as a Cal Humanities recipients of the 2015 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant. This year they have awarded $395,000 to 15 film, radio, and new media productions that reflect a diverse range of topics and issues, ranging from a young playwright’s reinterpretation of “Romeo and Juliet” set in his Richmond, CA community; to a cultural exploration of the San Diego/Tijuana border-region; to an inside look at the rise of the Vietnamese American-run nail industry.

Reyes’ Sanson and Me is a coming-of-age story that weaves together the stories of two Mexican immigrants in California’s Central Valley with parallel but starkly contrasting lives: one is a country-boy serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, and the other a middle-class intellectual from Mexico City.