Rodrigo Dorfman

Rodrigo Dorfman is a Latino Chilean award-winning writer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer known for his work documenting the Great Latino Migration to the American South. He has worked with POV, HBO, Salma Hayek’s Ventanazul and the BBC among others. His films have been screened at Toronto IFF, Full Frame, Cucalorus, Edinburgh, Telluride, and Human Rights Watch, among others. His plays have been staged in Japan, Germany, and the USA. With his father, he won the best screenplay award from the Writers Guild of Great Britain for Prisoners in Time, starring John Hurt. His short One Night in Kernersville won the Jury Award for best short at Full Frame. His work has been exhibited at the Levine Museum of the New South, the Atlanta History Center, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. In 2018, His sci-fi/Latino documentary This Taco Truck Kills Fascists won Best Louisiana Feature Award at the New Orleans FF, and his feature FIESTA! Quinceañera was broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. His latest film Quaranteened was broadcast on PBS stations in the spring of 2022. He was a contributor to Codrescu’s Exquisite Corpse and he is an associate member of La Pocha Nostra. His memoir Generation Exile will be published by Arte Publico Press in March 2023.

ABOUT Bulls and Saints

After 20 years of living in the U.S., an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know, it will be the most difficult journey of their lives. Set between the backdrop of the rodeo rings of eastern North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican hometown they long for, Bulls and Saints is a family love story of longing and reverse migration.


Bulls and Saints


PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund






PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund

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