Phillip Rodriguez is from a generation of new content providers to PBS. A documentary filmmaker and a Los Angeles native, he is driven by a desire to chronicle and translate the dramatic cultural changes occurring in the western United States.

Rodriguez grew up in Los Angeles, while the city was still in the thick of its Anglo Century. He has witnessed the dramatic demographic and cultural change that his city has undergone in the past two decades.

Rodriguez is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and has an M.A. in Latin American Studies and an M.F.A. in Film and Television from U.C.L.A. He also studied Art History and Spanish Literature at Universidad Cumplutense de Madrid. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at The Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University.

Rodriguez’ other documentaries include; Los ANgeles Now (2004), Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana (2002), Pancho Villa & Other Stories (1998), and Manuel Ocampo: God is My Copilot (1990