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The Muckraker

CIR Staff | Update: Nuestra Familia, Our Family | September 18, 2008

Nuestra Familia airing on PBS

Nuestra Familia, Our Family, CIR's award-winning documentary about Latino gang wars, is being rebroadcast on PBS stations nationwide in September and October. Check local listings on the Voces.tv website.

This ground-breaking documentary goes inside one of California’s most violent and organized gangs. It follows a father's painful struggle as he turns his own criminal life around, then sees his son become deeply involved with the Nuestra Familia prison gang.

>> Learn more about Nuestra Familia, Our Family.

>> Watch the trailer:


Nuestra Familia wins at Chicano Film Festival

Nuestra Familia, Our Family, co-produced by CIR documentaries director Oriana Zill de Granados and Monterey Herald reporter Julie Reynolds, won the best documentary award at the first Chicano Film Festival in Mexico City.

The festival showcased more than 50 contemporary and classic films about Mexican Americans in the United States and was held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City.

>> Watch the trailer of Nuestra Familia, Our Family.

CIR Staff | Update: Nuestra Familia, Our Family | September 18, 2007

Nuestra Familia wins NAHJ award

Congratulations to Oriana Zill de Granados, Julia Reynolds, and George Sanchez for their work on Nuestra Familia, Our Family, which just won the 2007 Television-Documentary award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Nuestra Familia, Our Family is also airing on PBS stations across the country this month. To check your local listings: 1) Visit the website for Voces, a PBS show about Latino culture, 2) click on "Series Schedule" to find the link to your local PBS affiliate, and 3) search their website for "Voces" to find the air date and time in your area.

Nuestra Familia wins top IRE award

Nuestra Familia, Our Family won the top medal from the Investigative Reporters and Editors over the weekend at the award ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to Oriana, Julie and George!

Richard Prince blogged about the award in his Journal-isms column.