Winner of a Student Academy Award, Sin País (Without Country) explores one family’s complex and emotional journey involving deportation. The film is a co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.
Theo Rigby is a director, cinematographer and photographer based in San Francisco. His work has focused on topics ranging from the war in Iraq to the justice system, and for the past six years he has been making films about immigration issues in the United States. His short films have screened in film festivals across the globe, and his film Close to Home was a national finalist in the 2009 Student Academy Awards, won a Golden Eagle Award, special jury mention at the 2010 Ashland Independent Film Festival and has been accepted into more than a dozen film festivals.
Rigby's photographs have been published in Newsweek, The New York Times, National Geographic France, People and others. His still photographs have also been exhibited at San Francisco City Hall and at the 2005 Visa Pour l'Image festival in France. Rigby recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in documentary film from Stanford University.
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
Latino Public Broadcasting supports the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. By acting as minority consortium, LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States.