Saul Landau


Saul Landau

Saul Landau, director of digital media and international outreach programs, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, had his films featured in the Sixth Annual Cinefest Nuestra Film Festival, Feb. 24-27, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The festival, “The Landau Legacy with Special Guest Haskell Wexler: Films from the Americas and Beyond,” was a three-day extravaganza of documentary and politically charged filmmaking. Cinefest is one of the premier Latino film festivals in the United States. This year’s event featured the work of three internationally renowned filmmakers who have focused their attention on themes related to Latin America ? Saul Landau, his son, Greg Landau, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler. With more than 40 films to his credit, Saul Landau has garnered numerous awards for his film work, including the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy. In addition to making films, Landau is an internationally known scholar, author and commentator. He received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for his book Assassination on Embassy Row, a report on the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt.