Sansón and Me: Screening and Conversation with Rodrigo Reyes

Save the date for a screening of Sansón and Me followed by a conversation with director Rodrigo Reyes.

Synopsis: During his day job as a Spanish criminal interpreter in a small town in California, filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes met a young man named Sansón, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Sansón and Reyes worked together over a decade, using hundreds of letters as inspiration for recreations of Sansón’s childhood—featuring members of Sansón’s own family. The result is a vibrant portrait of a friendship navigating immigration and the depths of the criminal justice system, pushing the boundaries of cinematic imagination to rescue a young migrant’s story from oblivion.

Presented by UC Santa Cruz's Film & Digital Media Department (FDM), the Center for Documentary Arts and Research (CDAR), and the Film & Digital Media Visiting Artists Series.

- Free and open to the public.

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Monday, October 23, 2023 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Communications Building, Studio C
7487 Red Hill Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

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Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture



Film and Digital Media Department


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