Saul Landau, professor emeritus and an internationally known scholar, author, commentator and filmmaker, was honored last month with the Felix Elmuza Distinction, the highest decoration granted by the Union of Cuban Journalists. The award is a tribute to the successful journalist, involved activist, and member of the expeditionary force in the Granma yacht that transported revolutionaries from Mexico to Cuba. Elmuza was assassinated in Niquero in 1956 by the Batista dictatorship.
Landau has written 14 books and produced more than 40 films on social, political and historical issues and worldwide human rights. His work includes the Emmy-winning political documentary “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang.” In 2008 he received the Bernardo O’Higgins Award for his human rights work. Landau was the first to hold the Hugh O. La Bounty Endowed Chair of Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge at Cal Poly Pomona. He was also the former director of digital media & international outreach programs.