El Equipo (The Team)
May 18, 2023 | 6:30pm
📍: BDC, 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
Join filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz for a screening of his documentary El Equipo, which chronicles the history-making collaboration between Dr. Clyde Snow, a legendary forensic scientist originally from Texas, and a group of Argentine university students who would form the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team. This group revealed the truth to Argentine families about their disappeared loved ones, generating evidence that led to the conviction of hundreds of perpetrators in and out of government. The film chronicles this groundbreaking scientific team’s work up to present day Mexico, where members of the team have faced threats, spying and official attempts to discredit their work.
Bernardo Ruiz is a two-time Emmy Award-nominated documentary director/producer; he has directed and produced four feature documentaries through his production company, Quiet Pictures. He has also directed and produced a host of nonfiction programming for outlets as varied as Disney+, ESPN, HBO, VICE and PBS. His credits as director include The Infinite Race (ESPN’s 30 for 30, 2020), Harvest Season (Independent Lens, 2018), Kingdom of Shadows (Participant Media, POV, 2016), and Reportero (POV, 2013).