MARCH 24 7:30-9:00 pm 1100 Grainger Hall

A Tribute to Saul Landau: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Social Justice and Activism in the Film and Music Industries, Greg Landau

This event will commemorate the life and work of Saul Landau, a revolutionary filmmaker whose groundbreaking work introduced the US public to many important political issues.  From the civil rights movement and the Cuban Revolution of the 1960’s to the popular uprisings in Latin America and the recent anti-homophobia campaign in Cuba.  He was the one of the few people to interview important leaders such as Stokely Carmichael, Fidel Castro, Jamaican Michael Manley, Salvador Allende, Sub-Comandante Marcos and many others. Saul’s son, Greg Landau will present clips of these historic films and explain how these documentary films played a unique important role in documenting these historical events. Saul’s legacy highlights the importance of a socially conscious media in documenting these important political movements.

Greg Landau is an award-winning music/video producer, educator and music historian with a doctorate from UC San Diego's prestigious School of Communication. Over the last 20 years he has produced six Grammy nominated CD's and among the over 50 CDs, numerous film sound tracks and videos. He has worked with renowned artists including: Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Maldita Vecindad, Jerry Gonzalez, Kepa Junkera, Buena Vista Social Club Producer Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, Susan Baca, Bobi Cespedes, Dr. Loco, Pete Seeger, Omar Sosa, John Santos, Pancho Quinto,  Quetzal, Los Mocosos, Fuga!, Sambada, Manicato, John Calloway and David Byrne's record label Luaka Bop, Vanguard Records, Six Degrees and many others. His musical productions have been featured in films and television including the new Benjamin and Peter Bratt film, "La Mission", Oliver Stone's, "Comandante", Survivor: Nicaragua, CSI Miami, The Family Guy, Dexter, Burn Notice, Nash Bridges, Punk', HBO's Hemingway and Gelhorn, and several PBS documentaries.

His production credits include work for PBS, Disney, Sony, Warner Bros., CNN, Lucas Film, Six Degrees Records, HBO, McDonald's and StarMedia.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement,  Progressive Magazine, the Department of Communication Arts, the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), the Division of Continuing Studies, and the School of Education's Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships.