Research + Pizza: Paul Stekler on politics as presented through film making
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
At the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) , 2.500, UFCU Room
Paul Stekler’s documentaries about American politics have won numerous national honors including multiple Emmys, Peabodys and du-Pont-Columbia Journalism awards, and have all been aired nationally on PBS. His films include Sundance Special Jury Prize winner George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire, the Peabody Award winning Vote for Me: Politics in America, three films that aired on PBS’s POV series (Last Man Standing: Politics Texas Style; Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics; and Getting Back to Abnormal, a film about New Orleans and race relations after Katrina), and two of the Eyes on the Prize civil rights history series films. His latest project, Postcards from the Great Divide, made with longtime partners Louis Alvarez and Andy Kolker, is a series of short films about politics in nine states, released by the Washington Post and PBS Digital. Dr. Stekler has a doctorate in American politics and just stepped down as Chair of UT’s Department of Radio-Television-Film.