Ray Santisteban has produced and directed award winning documentaries that have aired in the U.S. and internationally on public television. He has explored subjects as diverse as a one hour documentary on New York Black Panther leader Dhoruba Bin Wahad – PASSIN’ IT ON (1993 Student Academy Award winner, documentary category, Co-Producer) and explored the roots of Puerto Rican poetry in, NUYORICAN POETS CAFE (1994, Director, Producer, Editor). In 1996, he worked as an associate producer on the four part PBS series ¡CHICANO!: THE HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. From 1998-2000 he was the director of the San Antonio CineFestival, the nation’s first film and video showcase of Chicano and Latino media. He is currently Directing “Voices From Texas” an hour documentary on poetry and spoken word traditions within the Mexican-American community in Texas and is the Senior Producer on “Visiones: Latino Arts in the United States” a three hour PBS documentary series coming to PBS in 2003.
Nuyorican Poet’s Caf (1994)