Sowing the Seeds of Justice

Abby Ginzberg

USA, Documentary, 2010
60 min, HDV/DVCAM, Color

Cruz Reynoso was a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and who, as a lawyer, judge, and American citizen, worked tirelessly to eradicate discrimination and inequality. Reynoso was born into a Spanish-speaking farming family of eleven children. He struggled to become educated, often finding himself in the cross hairs of controversy, yet guided by a strong moral compass, he was determined to enforce the guarantees of the Constitution. His ascent to the California Supreme Court was a singular achievement, for he became the first Latino justice on that bench. Throughout his career, Cruz Reynoso never forgot where he came from or on whose behalf he was fighting. Sowing the Seeds of Justice was supported by the Latino Public Broadcasting and the California Council for the Humanities.


Regional Premiere


Abby Ginzberg has been producing and directing award-winning documentary films since 1983. Her films focus on race, at risk youth and unsung heroes of the legal profession. She has recently completed a series of short films about innovative municipal responses to the HIV crisis in Oakland, Miami and the Bronx. Her films have played at film festivals across the country and internationally, and have been broadcast on public televsion.


Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Production Companies: Ginzberg Video Productions
Screenwriter: Steve Most
Cinematographer: Vicente Franco
Editor: Ken Schneider
Sound Design: Jim LeBrecht, Patti Tauscher, Berkeley Sound Artists
Music: B. Quincy Griffin
Cast: Luis Valdez (narrator)

sowing the seeds of justice


Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Sun. April 25  3:00PM