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QUIET IS A NY-BASED PRODUCTION OUTFIT. WE MAKE DOCUMENTARIES.
 

Quiet Pictures was founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz in 2007. Our films have aired on POV, Independent Lens and American Experience and screened at festivals across the globe. 

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FILMS


KINGDOM OF SHADOWS (2015)

An unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S. - Mexico “drug war,” weaving together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agent on the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler.

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THE GRADUATES (2013)

The Graduates/Los Graduados explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six young Latino and Latina students.

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REPORTERO (2012)

Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Semanario Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for the media.

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ROBERTO CLEMENTE (2008)

Outspoken humanitarian and exceptional baseball player, Roberto Clemente challenged racial discrimination to become one of baseball’s first Latino superstars.

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OUR TEAM


BERNARDO RUIZ

Founder / Director

Bernardo Ruiz is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He founded Quiet Pictures in 2007. His directorial feature debut, Reportero (POV, 2013) about attacks on the press in Mexico, was nominated for a 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® Award and premiered at Full Frame (U.S.), IDFA (Europe) and Ambulante (Mexico). New York Magazine called it “a powerful reminder of how journalism often requires immense amounts of physical and psychological bravery.”

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KATIA MAGUIRE

Partner / Producer

Katia Maguire is a partner and producer at Quiet Pictures, where she recently produced Kingdom of Shadows for Participant Media and the bilingual series The Graduates/Los Graduados for PBS’ Independent Lens.  Katia’s forthcoming projects include directing and producing Jessica Gonzales vs. the United States of America, a documentary that examines an influential Supreme Court case about the effectiveness of restraining orders in domestic violence cases. 

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KAYLA MALAHIAZAR

Associate Producer

Kayla Malahiazar joined Quiet on the outreach and engagement campaign for Reportero (POV, 2013), bringing her previous experience of working with non-profit civic organizations in Mexico. Exposure to the production process sparked an interest that led her to become a production coordinator on The Graduates/Los Graduados (Independent Lens, 2013). Most recently she served as Associate Producer on Kingdom of Shadows (Participant Media).

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Many documentaries have chronicled the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico, but few have humanized it as poignantly as Kingdom of Shadows.
— Slackerwood
A powerful reminder of how journalism often requires immense amounts of physical and psychological bravery.
— New York Magazine
...another winner that should be seen by as many students, teachers and parents as possible.
— Edutopia

KINGDOM OF SHADOWS

Marshall and the Movies
REVIEW: Kingdom of Shadows
April 10, 2015

Voice of America
Documentary Explores Impact of Drug Violence on Mexican Society
April 06, 2015

Austin American Statesman
Film aims to give voice to those who have vanished in Mexico
March 18, 2015

Slackerwood
SXSW Review: Kingdom of Shadows
March 21, 2015

KUT/NPR Austin
What SXSW Filmmaker Wants Texans to Know About Mexico's Drug War
March 20, 2015

REMEZCLA
Meet The Son Of An Undocumented Imigrant Who Joined The Border Patrol To Bust Mexico's Drug Cartels
March 19, 2015

NBC News
Nun Fights For Families Of Killed, Missing In Mexico's Drug Wars
March 16, 2015

REPORTERO

PopMatters
The Human Connection: "Reportero": Journalists at Risk in Mexico
January 9, 2013

International News Safety Institute
Interview with Director Bernardo Ruiz
January 8, 2013

NPR "Tell Me More"
"Mexican Reporters Take On Cartels Despite Risks"
January 7, 2013

KCET / Mexicali Rose
"Dispatches From the Border Reporters: The Story of Sergio Haro, 'Zeta Weekly' and the Documentary Film 'Reportero'"
January 7, 2013

"The Takeaway"
"Reportero Tells the Story of Journalists Who Risk Their Lives in Mexico"
January 7, 2013

KPBS
POV: Reportero
January 7, 2013

Fox News Latino
"Documentary ' Reportero' Brings the Dangers of Journalism in Mexico to Light"
January 6, 2013

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
"Behind the scenes of Reportero, a film on the journalists of investigative Mexican weekly Zeta"
January 4, 2013

Filmmaker Magazine
"POV @ 25: Pamela Yates & Bernardo Ruiz on Beginnings and Engagement Campaigns"
January 4, 2012

Studio SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists)
Interview with Director Bernardo Ruiz
January 4, 2013

Texas Public Radio
PBS Documentary: Covering The Mexican Drug War
January 3, 2013

United Academics 
Review of Reportero: "Reportero reaffirms the potency of documentary both as an art form and as a powerful medium for illuminating the oft-unseen implications of conflict."
December 2012

Latino Public Broadcasting
Q&A with Director Bernardo Ruiz
December 13, 2012

Documentary Magazine
Reportero: Independent Journalism South of the Border
Winter 2013

NOTICIAS (Dutch)
Interview with Director Bernardo Ruiz at IDFA
November 24, 2012

United Academics Journal
"Reportero reaffirms the potency of documentary both as an art form and as a powerful medium for illuminating the often-unseen implications of conflict."
November 5, 2012

RadioCinema (Italian)
Review of Reportero
November 2, 2012

Mexicalia (Italian)
Review of Reportero
October 6, 2012

PhilanTopic
Social Impact Documentaries: Reportero
September 10, 2012

NACLA
"Zeta: Free Speech in an Era of Repression"
Fall 2012

Chicago Sun-Times
Reportero: Los Angeles Film Festival 2012 Review
July 22, 2012

Documentary Channel
Director Bernardo Ruiz on Reportero
July 26, 2012

North American Cogress on Latin America (NACLA)
Reportero: An Interview with Sergio Haro
July 17, 2012

Sampsonia Way Interview
“In Mexico, they kill you twice”: Interview with filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz
July 13, 2012

Future Journalism Project
Director Bernardo Ruiz on Violence Against Journalists in Mexico
July 2, 2012

Variety
Film Review of Reportero
June 25, 2012

WNYC
Bernardo Ruiz, Director of Reportero, on The Leonard Lopate Show
June 21, 2012

Yahoo! News
L.A. Film Fest Review: Reportero a "cohesive wakeup call for the world of the importance of freedom of speech in the news-gathering business"
June 20, 2012

Examiner 
A poignant 'Reportero'
June 19, 2012

Cinespect
Review of Reportero
June 18, 2012

The New York Times
The Heroes of Reportero 
June 14, 2012

89.3 KPCC Public Radio
Interview with Bernardo Ruiz, Director of Reportero
June 14, 2012

The Brooklyn Rail
"Docs in Sight: Blood and Silence on La Frontera": Interview with Bernardo Ruiz, Director of Reportero 
June 14, 2012
 
NBC Latino
Reportero: Rescuing memory and revealing the human side of violence and journalism in Mexico 
June 14, 2012

SLANT Magazine 
Review: Reportero "reveals the deep-seeded memories of regret haunting those attempting to salvage freedom of speech on the front lines"
June 12, 2012

WBEZ
Film Reportero documents drug war related press killings in Mexico
Radio Interview with Bernardo Ruiz
May 25, 2012

Sampsonia Way Magazine
An Interview with Bernardo Ruiz, Director of Reportero
March 27, 2012

KPBS
Reportero Film Highlights Dangers for Journalists in Mexico
March 16, 2012

UT-San Diego Union Tribune
Baja journalist profiled in documentary Reportero
March 16, 2012

Univision News
Bernardo Ruiz's documentary, Reportero highlights dangers and obstacles faced by Mexican Journalists
February 21, 2012

Vice Mexico
Reportero: Historias del Semanario Zeta
February, 2012

The New York Times
In the Crossfire of the Mexican War on Drugs
January 13, 2012

THE GRADUATES

PBS Newshour
Latino high school students find a voice in 'The Graduates/Los Graduados'
October 28, 2013

Tulsa World
Documentary "The Graduates/Los Graduados" features Tulsa teen
October 28, 2013

NBC Latino
"The Graduates" - a first-hand look at challenges, success of Latino students
October 24, 2013 

Independent Lens Blog
The Graduates: Interview with Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz  
October 24, 2013

UT San Diego
From City Heights to PBS
October 24, 2013

Edutopia
The Graduates: Another Film That Shouldn't Be Missed
October 21, 2013

ITVS Press Room
ITVS announces PBS Broadcast Premiere of The Graduates
July, 17, 2013

NBC Latino
A filmmaker focuses his lens on the Latino dropout issue
May 11, 2012

ITVS Press Room
ITVS Announces Production of American Graduate Latino
May 1, 2012

Current.org
American Graduate Latino coming in November from ITVS
May 1, 2012

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