Hector Galan, Producer/Director
Hector Galan, a Tejano from San Angelo, Texas, has contributed more than 40 hours of programming to the national PBS television schedule including 11 episodes for Frontline, two programs for American Experience, and the four-part series, Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.
His work has won two Imagen awards, the Cine Golden Eagle Award, the Telly Award, SXSW Best Documentary, the Golden Apple, and the Blue Ribbon Award as well as numerous festival awards. His films address issues including as migrant farm workers (New Harvest, Old Shame, 1990), race relations in the military (The Color of Your Skin, 1991), college athletics (Chasing the Basketball Dream, 1984), and issues surrounding foster care (Who Cares About Children?, 1992) for Frontline.
Visiones: Latino Art & Culture is his latest award-winning documentary series to be broadcast on national PBS.
In 2004, Galan directed Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads (2006). Galán is a founding board member of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and has served as a mentor of the CPB Producer’s Academy. He is an advisory board member of the Burnt Orange Productions/UT Film Institute in Austin, Texas.