- The Last Conquistador's John Valadez Answers Viewer Questions
John Valadez, along with Cristina Ibarra, is the co-director of The Last Conquistador. After the film aired on July 15, viewers wrote in with questions for John and Cristina on the POV Blog. Read on as John answers questions about John Houser, handling angry reactions from viewers and what’s happening in El Paso now. Anne […]
- Doc Soup: Questions on 'The Last Conquistador'
Independent journalist Tom Roston checks in and writes about the world of documentaries in his column, Doc Soup. Today, he raises some questions that came to mind as he watched the most recent POV film. So, I’ll repeat what I said in my Monday post that I think The Last Conquistador is a really good […]
- What's Your POV about 'The Last Conquistador?
It sounded like a perfect partnership. Renowned sculptor John Houser dreamed of building the world’s tallest bronze equestrian statue, a stunning monument to the Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate that would pay tribute to the contributions Hispanic people made to building the American West. The city of El Paso, Texas, was looking to improve its […]
- Ask the Filmmakers: The Last Conquistador's John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra
When John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra, learned that the city of El Paso had commissioned a sculptor to create a statue of Juan de Oñate, they knew they wanted to document the controversial public arts project that had come to be seen as a monument to culture by some, and as a glorification of […]
- Talking Back: 'Traces of the Trade'
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North chronicles a unique and disturbing journey into the history and legacy of the U.S. slave trade. The documentary tracks what happens as filmmaker Katrina Browne comes to grips with the discovery that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Her […]
- POV Featured on Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal previewed POV’s Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North last Friday on most PBS stations. Moyers examines racial inequality in America through the prisms of the legacy of slavery and the current socio-economic landscape, and interviews Douglas Blackmon of the Wall Street Journal, historical and cultural sociologist Orlando Patterson […]
- Pose a question to Traces of the Trade's Tom DeWolf
Tom DeWolf is filmmaker Katrina Browne‘s cousin and the author of Inheriting the Trade, the unique story of his experiences during the making of Traces of the Trade, which airs on POV on June 24th (check your local listings). In 2001, Tom was astounded to discover that he was related to the most successful slave-trading […]
- Ask the Filmmaker: Traces of the Trade's Katrina Browne
When Katrina Browne discovered that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, she embarked on a journey with nine fellow descendants to retrace the Triangle Trade, from Rhode Island to Ghana to Cuba and back. They uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery while also stumbling through the […]
- 2008 POV Preview: 'Last Conquistador'
Today, we continue looking ahead to our upcoming season. On Tuesday, July 15, POV will broadcast The Last Conquistador, by John Valadez and Cristina Ibarra. Renowned sculptor John Houser has a dream: to build the world’s tallest bronze equestrian statue for the city of El Paso, Texas. He envisions a stunning monument to the Spanish […]
- 2008 POV Preview: 'Traces of the Trade'
Get ready to park yourself on the couch on Tuesday nights this summer (or, set up your Tivo to record), because POV has just announced our 2008 schedule, and as usual, we’ll be presenting a slate of insightful and thought-provoking documentaries. We’re back on your local PBS stations starting Tuesday, June 24 at 10 PM […]
- San Francisco Happening: Remembering Harvey Milk
San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood has undergone a timewarp transformation over the past few days for the filming of Milk, Gus Van Sant‘s new movie based on the life and times of Harvey Milk. Milk was a 1970s-era activist and politician who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most remarkable people of the 20th century […]
- A Family Member Speaks About 'Traces of the Trade'
On January 21, Katrina Browne‘s Traces of the Trade had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
- 'Traces of the Trade' and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Sundance
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was marked at Sundance with two special events.
- Revolution '67 Screenings in Milwaukee This Week
If you live in Milwaukee, you have two chances to catch Revolution ’67 (POV 2007) this week. Wednesday, 11/28 Milwaukee, WI 7:30 pm docUquarium, at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee in partnership with UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare will host a screening of Revolution ’67. Filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno will be in […]