Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez explores all the M’s in his documentary RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE. This is the first time I’ve heard the Ruben Salazar story — yes, I’m in the slow lane on Chicano history. Hispanic Heritage Month gives me a chance to excelerate. Where was the middle for Ruben Salazar? Middle of the battle for Chicano civil rights? Middle of the L.A. Times newsroom in the 1960s? How many of us have had those border crossing or cross-over lives (figuratively and literally speaking) only to have those borders cross over us? What really killed Ruben Salazar? Does his story resonate with a new generation?

Watch RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE and join me in a chat with Phillip Rodriguez and Julio Ricardo Varela (founder of Latino Rebels) on OVEE (Online Video Engagement Experience) Tuesday, October 7 at 7 PM (PT), 9 PM (CT), 10 PM (ET). Go to this link:

Find out more about the film and Ruben Salazar on the film’s website: