Bernardo Ruiz
Series Director/Executive Producer

Bernardo Ruiz is an accomplished writer and documentary filmmaker. He founded Quiet Pictures in 2007 to produce independent documentary projects at the intersection of journalism and film. He is the director/producer of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Roberto Clemente (PBS, 2008), winner of the NCLR ALMA Award for Outstanding Made for Television Documentary. Most recently, he directed and produced Reportero (POV, 2013) a gripping look in to the world of Mexican journalists who cover organized crime and political corruption. Before starting Quiet Pictures, Ruiz worked as a journeyman director/producer for a variety of media outlets, including PBS, National Geographic, Planet Green and MTV, among others. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and grew up in Brooklyn. He studied documentary photography with Joel Sternfeld at Sarah Lawrence College. Before embarking on a career in documentary, he taught as an artist-in-residence in New York City public schools through Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (L.E.A.P.). He grew up in a household where education was a frequent topic of conversation — his mother has been a teacher of high-school Spanish for nearly 40 years.

Pamela Aguilar

Pamela Aguilar is an award-winning documentary producer who most recently co-produced the Emmy-nominated film, The Longoria Affair (Independent Lens) and produced two hours of Latin Music USA, the nationally acclaimed four-hour PBS series. Other credits include an investigative documentary on public school education for the Emmy Award- winning series, CNN Presents and national PBS projects such as God in America, Beyond Brown, Matters of Race, and FRONTLINE. She is a graduate of New School University and is a Master's Candidate at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

Katia Maguire

Katia Maguire has worked in public media and on documentaries for the past decade. Before joining QUIET PICTURES, Katia worked with veteran and award winning journalist Bill Moyers on his new public affairs show Moyers & Company as an associate producer, a position she also held at Bill Moyers Journal. Katia was the senior associate producer for the five-part PBS documentary series Women, War & Peace and served as co-producer on Quest for Honor, an independent documentary centering on violence against women in the Kurdish region of Iraq. She graduated from the University of Virginia where she majored in foreign affairs and Latin American Studies.