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The  Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers's Struggle

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The Filmmakers

Filmmakers Ray Telles and Rick Tejada Flores

Filmmakers Ray Telles and Rick Tejada-Flores. Photo: Emilio Mercado

Rick Tejada-Flores
Producer, Writer, Director
Rick Tejada-Flores began working in television in 1969 in a minority training program at KQED in San Francisco. He served as Unit Manager/Production Supervisor for KNBC in Burbank, and as Coordinating Producer for the Latino Consortium at KCET in Los Angeles, where he created the national series PRESENTE! His credits include "Low 'N Slow: The Art of Lowriding" (PBS); "Go Chanting, Libre" (PBS); "ELVIA: The Fight for Land and Liberty" (PBS/"Vistas" series); "Jasper Johns, Ideas in Paint," and "Rivera In America" (both PBS/"American Masters"), and “The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It.” In addition, Tejada-Flores served as producer on the series "The Great Depression", and has directed films on Hispanic history and culture for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

Raymond (Ray) Telles
Director, Writer, Producer
Raymond Telles has produced documentaries for 25 years. The recipient of three Emmy awards, Telles has produced and directed for ABC-Turning Point and Nightline; NBC-Dateline; PBS and Spanish language television.. Among the more than 30 documentaries that he has produced are " "Children of the Night", which won a duPont Columbia Gold Baton Award, Continent on the Move" for the PBS series Americas. In Search of Law and Order, a three hour series on Juvenile Justice for PBS. Recent documentaries include: “Eye on the Universe” for Discovery Networks International; “Memorials” for Nightline-ABC; “Miracle Babies” and “Tough Choices” for MSNBC. and several segments for the PBS series Life 360.

Others on the Production Team

Film crew with farmworkers in a field

The film crew with farmworkers. Photo: Emilio Mercado


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