Raymond Telles

Telles's 20-year career in film and television includes the production of numerous documentaries and news magazine segments. He has produced and directed for public and network television, including ABC's Turning Point and NBC's Dateline. His independent productions include films for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and ITVS.

Telles co-directed and produced The Fight In The Fields: César Chávez and the Farmworkers' Struggle, a feature documentary on César Chávez and the farmworkers' movement, which was in documentary competition at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. Telles has produced more than 30 documentaries, including the PBS Frontline program Children of the Night, which won a DuPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award as well as a number of other honors. For PBS, he directed In Search of Law and Order, a three-hour series on juvenile justice, which was broadcast nationally in 1999. Telles recently produced Eye on the Universe for Discovery Networks International, Miracle Babies for MSNBC Investigates and segments for Life 360 (PBS) and ABC's Nightline.

Telles has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, two PBS Programming Awards for News and Current Affairs, the Ohio State Award, an ALMA Award, a NATAS Community Service Award, top honors in the San Francisco, American Film and Video Association, Chicago, and New York film festivals and two CINE Golden Eagles. He has an M.F.A. in film from UCLA and is a member of the Writers' Guild of America and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Telles is currently an adjunct assistant professor in UC Berkeley's department of ethnic studies.



Rick Tejada-Flores

Tejada-Flores began working in television in 1969, in the newsroom at KQED (PBS affiliate in San Francisco). He went on to co-produce and co-direct ¡Si Se Puede! (winner of a CINE Golden Eagle) for the United Farm Workers of America in 1973. He served as coordinating producer for the Latino Consortium at KCET in Los Angeles, where he packaged and distributed the weekly series ¡Presente! to public television stations. In 1984, he produced Low 'n' Slow, the Art of Lowriding (PBS), and in 1985, he profiled Latino poets in Go Chanting, Libre, produced for KRCB (PBS). His film Elvia, the Fight for Land and Liberty, which aired in 1988 as part of the PBS Vistas series, focused on farmworkers and land reform in Honduras. Rivera in America, a documentary on the work of Mexican artist Diego Rivera in the United States, and Jasper Johns, Ideas in Paint aired on the PBS series American Masters. Rivera in America won Best Film for TV in the National Latino Film and Video Festival.

Tejada-Flores created six interpretive films on New Mexico history and culture for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. They were featured in the American Encounters exhibition. Tejada-Flores co-produced and co-directed The Fight In The Fields: César Chávez and the Farmworkers' Struggle, which aired in 1997, and The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight it, which aired in 2002.


Production Credits

Produced & Directed by
Raymond Telles
Rick Tejada-Flores

Herb Ferrette, II

Vicente Franco
Robert Shepard
Emiko Omori

Associate Producers
Rosalia Valencia
Monica Lam

Original Score
Wayne Wallace
Walaco Music, BMI
Jon Jang
Zhang Music, ASCAP

Graphics & Title Design
Rudy Jaimes

Additional Editing
Chris Tow

A.P. Trainee
Rachel Castillo

Ray Day
Daniel Gleich
Lawrence Loewinger
Jon Oh
J.T. Takagi
Scott Culbertson

Sound Assistants
Wilfredo Correa
Sara Chin
Thomas Gould
Young Kim
T.J. Walkup

Additional Camera
Hugh Walsh
Tony Salgado
Michael Chin
Bill Corona

Assistant Camera
Elvira Carrizal
Tracy Viera
Keith Robinson
Andrew Stetler
Michael Yasutake

Hugh Sansom

Stage Managers
David Keller
Angela Tucker

Kate Schultz
Divi Crockett

Gaea Bogue
Chantal Boom’la
Nikki Carbonetta-Aguirre
Rebecca Wachtel

Lance Phox
John Kiffmeyer
Chris Lindsay
Jon Fontana

Steve Lynch
Christopher Ruedy
Casey Alicino

Still Photography
Robert Huber
Najib Joe Hakim
Steven Baldwin

On-Line Editor
Jim Maxwell

Rerecording Mixer
Paul James Zahnley, C.A.S.

Production Manager
David Keller

Post Prod Supervisor
Chris Tow

Consulting Producer
Debbie Brubaker

Wayne Wallace
Jon Jang
Melecio Magdaluyo
John L. Worley Jr.
John Santos
Rick Tejada-Flores

Music Recording & Mixing
Gary Mankin

Production Assistants
Melinna Bobadilla
Sharon Battad
Sabrina Helas
Mark Quitan
Daniel Telles
David Telles
Susana Telles
Jason Wishnow
Erin Wu
Tami Yeager

Michael Soe
Jenny Harnmuanphongs
Joslyn Lyons

Archival Film/Tape
ABC Videosource
Arab Film Distribution
John Allen
Chamba Media
CNN Image Source
Drew Associaztes
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Florida Moving Image
Forsher Archives
MacDonald & Associates
National Archives
NBC News Archives
Odd Ball Film and Video
Swarthmore Peace Archives
UCLA Film and Television Archives

Archival Images
Bishop Museum
Janette Faulkner
James Luna
Philip P. Choy
New York Times
Piri Thomas

Archival Research
Rosalia Valencia

Archival Consultant
Kenn Rabin

Visual Artists
Enrique Chagoya
Gallery Paule Anglim, SF
Michael Ray Charles
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, NY
Faith Ringgold
ACA Gallery, NY
Betye Saar
Rosenfeld Gallery, NY
Ben Sakoguchi
Paula de Joie
Cora Yee

Additional Music

"We Don’t Stop"
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Frantic Soulutions/Universal Music ASCAP

"No Chicanos on TV"
Lalo Guerrero
Barrio Libre Music, BMI

"Fat Cats and Bigger Fish"
Boots Riley
Wild Pitch Music BMI

"Braided Hair"
Bridgeman, Catto, Speech, Cherry, Ulali
Virgin Music Inc. BMI

Production Facilities
Available Light
Broadcast Video Rentals
John Chater
Disher Music & Sound
Emeryville Recording Company
KAOS Network
Video Arts
The Rosenthal Group
Smokin’ Mirrors
Plus 8 Video
Liquid Planet

Special Thanks
Patricia Boero
Chinese Consolidated
Benevolent Association
Michael Datcher
Greg Morozumi
Julia Morgan Theatre
Alyce Myatt
Nuyorican Poets Café
Edward James Olmos
Nathan P.
Eleanor Palacios
Jan Sakoguchi
Gail Silva
Suzie Thomas
World Stage


Supervising On-Line Editor
Mary Beth Boehm

Production Manager
Joe Bellotti

Executive Producer
Rob Tranchin

Executive in Charge
Sylvia Komatsu

Major Funding Provided by
Akonadi Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Additional Funding Provided by
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
LEF Foundation
Pohaku Fund
Kit Miller
Nu Lambda Trust

A Co-Production of
Paradigm Productions Inc.
KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth
In Association with the
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

A presentation of the Independent Television Service
The National Minority Consortia
And KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth

This program was produced by
Paradigm Productions and KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth
who are solely responsible for its content

© 2005 Paradigm Productions Inc.
North Texas Public Broadcasting All Rights Reserved