John J. Valadez

Bios

John J. Valadez

John has been producing and directing award winning, nationally broadcast documentaries for PBS and CNN for the past fourteen years. He directed the critically acclaimed film Passin’ It On, which aired nationally on the PBS series POV.  He went on to direct the first hour of the PBS series Making Peace and was a producer for the PBS series’ Matters of Race, Visiones: Latino Arts & Culture, and Beyond Brown.  John produced High Stakes Testing, an award winning prime-time program for CNN Presents.   John is currently writing and directing the third hour of the four hour prime-time PBS series Latin Music USA for WGBH/PBS and the BBC.  He is also producing The Head of Joaquin Murrieta for broadcast on PBS. He has twice been a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, is a Rockefeller Fellow, a PBS/CPB Producers Academy Fellow and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.  He regularly lectures at universities across the Untied States. John is also a professional sound recordist, a founding member of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and is a graduate of the film program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Job Title: 
Producer
 
 

Stations

A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Educators

Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.