Laurie Coyle

Laurie Coyle has worked as a producer, writer, and researcher on numerous documentaries, including Culture Clash’s experimental comedy Columbus on Trial, Bill Moyer’s Circle of Recovery, WGBH’s Straight Talk, and Lourdes Portillo’s La Ofrenda – the Days of the Dead. Coyle teamed up with Rick Tejada-Flores on The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle, for which she was Chief Archival Researcher and Associate Producer. She served as Associate Producer for The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It and the AMERICAN MASTERS special Ralph Ellison: An American Journey. Coyle directed the documentary short Fenix Rising, and co-authored “Women at Farah, an Unfinished Story” in Women and Power in American History (Prentiss Hall).



Rick Tejada-Flores

Rick Tejada-Flores’ produced Rivera in America and Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint for the PBS series AMERICAN MASTERS and co-produced and directed the PBS primetime specials, The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle, and The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It. The Fight in the Fields had the highest PBS viewer ratings ever among Latino households, and the companion book published by Harcourt Brace, website and curriculum continue to be used by thousands. The Good War aired nationally on PBS on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday in 2002 and went on to win best documentary of 2002 from the Organization of American Historians and the Association of American Historians. Tejada-Flores has produced for the Smithsonian Institute and received the James Phelan Award for Filmmaking.

Production Credits

Directed, Written and Produced by
Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores

Will Barnet, Elizabeth Catlett, Carlos Fuentes, Laura González Matute, the Orozco family, Gobin Stair, John Wilson

Anjelica Huston

Voice of Orozco
Damián Alcázar

Director of Photography
Vicente Franco

Ken Schneider

Visual Effects
Robert Conner

Original Score
David Conte

Executive in Charge for KERA
Sylvia Komatsu

Executive Producer
Rob Tranchin

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

Voice Coach
Joy Ellison

Associate Producer
Jane Greenberg

Production Manager
Gregorio Rocha

Sound Design & Mix
James LeBrecht

Jacquelynn Baas, Susannah Glusker, Edward McCaughan, Renato González Mello, Diane Miliotes, Francis Valentine O’Connor, Victor Alejandro Sorell