By Mary Mares-Awe—EARLIER THIS WEEK the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association partnered with Northeastern Illinois University’s Latino Resource Center for the screening of the documentary “Mexico: Reporters Against Silence.” The film is produced by a fellow Fulbrighter, journalist Alex Ormaza.
The documentary portrays the dangers journalists in Mexico face while reporting on the drug cartels and the drug war in that country. Ormaza produced this work while in Mexico in 2012-13 on a Fulbright grant.
NEIU organized two panel discussions to complement the documentary screenings. On Monday, February 3rd the panel discussion focused on press freedoms in Mexico. The second panel discussion took place on Tuesday, February 4th and focused on Economic and Social Relations between the U.S. and Mexico. Both sessions were attended by members of the Chicago Fulbright Association.