Orozco: Man of Fire

Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco's dramatic life, iconoclastic personality, and dynamic paintings have changed the way we view art and politics.

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Series
American Masters
Premiere Date
September 19, 2007
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2008 Imagen Awards-Best Documentary
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    2008 ALMA Awards-Outstanding Made for Television Documentary
  • Producer/Director

    Laurie Coyle

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    Producer/Director

    Rick Tejada-Flores

    Rick Tejada-Flores began working in television in 1969 in a minority training program at KQED in San Francisco. He served as unit manager/production supervisor for KNBC in Burbank, and as coordinating producer for the Latino Consortium at KCET in Los Angeles, where he created the national series PRESENTE! His credits include Low ’N Slow: The Art of Lowriding Show more (PBS); Go Chanting, Libre (PBS); Elvia: The Fight for Land and Liberty (PBS/Vistas series); Jasper Johns, Ideas in Paint, and Rivera in America (both for American Masters), and The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It. In addition, Tejada-Flores served as producer on the series The Great Depression, and has directed films on Hispanic history and culture for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Show less

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    The Film

    Follow the life of Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco, whose dramatic life, iconoclastic personality, and dynamic paintings — from the Mexican Revolution through the Great Depression — have changed the way we view art and politics.

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