Dallas Native To Premier Santos Vive Documentary

The USA Film Festival will present a special screening of documentary film “Santos Vive” followed by an on-stage Q&A with director Byron Hunter.

Hunter, a Dallas native, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and television producer who has produced more than a dozen documentaries for network and cable television networks.

“Santos Vive” is a new documentary that details the history of Little Mexico, the first major Mexican American community in Dallas, and the impact that the murder of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez had on the city.

Rodriguez’s murder at the hands of a Dallas police officer became national news and sparked riots and demonstrations in Dallas in 1973. July 24 marks the 45th anniversary one of the worst cases of police brutality in the city’s modern history.

The film will screen at 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.