GALÁN Incorporated Television & Film

2006

Los Lonely Boys – Cottonfields And Crossroads

After a childhood of playing cantinas and honky tonks, Los Lonely Boys blazed onto the music scene with a 2004 self-titled debut release that went multi-platinum and a 2005 Grammy win for their hit single, “Heaven”. The Garza brothers- Henry, Jojo, and Ringo- have a unique signature sound they call “Texican”. Los Lonely Boys Cottonfields […]

April 2006

2005

VISIONES: LATINO ART & CULTURE

SIX-EPISODE PBS SERIES The award winning VISIONES:LATINO ART & CULTURE is a journey through the music, words, dance, painting and performance of rich Latino cultures made more complex and fascinating by their history in our country. The series explores how contemporary Latino artists continue to build on rich traditions that reflect a unique multi-ethnic experience, […]

May 2005

I Love My Freedom, I Love My Texas

Order Online I Love My Freedom, I Love My Texas; On the Road with Mingo Saldivar Y Los Cuatro Espadas Mingo Saldivar takes center stage in this electrifying music performance documentary that will surely make you want to dance. Produced and Directed by Hector Galán, I Love My Freedom, I Love My Texas captures the […]

April 2005

2004

CINCO DE MAYO – Produced for The History Channel

* The story behind the holiday. * First-person accounts shed light on one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the Americas. In some ways, it is a companion story to the Alamo. But on May 5th, 1862, it was the Mexican forces who were besieged, and they engineered a stunning victory rather […]

October 2004

2003

Siggno – “Esta Lloviendo”

January 2003

2001

Accordion Dreams

Accordion Dreams, the much anticipated follow up to Hector Galán’s Songs of the Homeland, was broadcast nationally on PBS on August 30, 2001. Accordion Dreamswas screened throughout the country including CineFestival of San Antonio, SXSW of Austin, the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, CineSol Latino Film Festival, the Dallas Video Festival. A special screening was […]

August 2001

2000

Forgotten Americans

“…how sad to be born here, live here all your life, die here and not know what it is like to be an American…” —colonia resident Filmmaker Hector Galán takes you on a journey to the colonias. We travel into American communities where hope resides despite the fact that the streets have no names and […]

March 2000

1999

The Border

SPECIAL: Six Part Series National Airdate: September 23-24, 1999 Network:PBS Description: Six independently produced segments examine contemporary life along the U.S.-Mexico border. Unfinished Business and Winter Texans produced by Galán Productions, Inc. Hosted and narrated by John Quiñones from ABC’s 20/20. Awards: The Border 2000 Nominated for Emmy for “Outstanding Achievement Magazine Program” 2000 “Honorable […]

September 1999

1996

Tejano Music Awards Selena Tribute

Tejano Music Awards Selena Tribute – Producer, Director SPECIAL National Airdate: May 5, 1996 Network: Independant Commercial television stations throughout the Southwest U.S. and Latin America Description: Tribute to Selena on one year anniversary of her death. Hector Galán: Writer Producer, Director, Editor

May 1996

Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement

SPECIAL: FOUR PART SERIES National Airdate: April 12th & 19th, 1996 Network:PBS Description: Covers the Chicano movement from 1965 to 1975. Features the Chicano land struggle, Cesar Chavez and the UFW, Los Angeles High School walk-outs and the creation of La Raza Unida third political party.

April 1996

1995

Songs of the Homeland

Order Online “One of the most important documentaries ever produced on the history of Tejano Music… It is a compelling thought provoking piece not to be missed.” — San Antonio Express News “You couldn’t ask for a more comprehensive – or more accessible – intoroduction to Tejano music than Songs of the Homeland” — Texas […]

September 1995

Roberto Pulido – “Toro Prieto”

January 1995

1994

Go Back To Mexico!

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: June 7, 1994 Network: PBS Description: Examines the issues revolving around the heated debate on illegal immigration in the state of California. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Editor

June 1994

1993

The Hunt for Pancho Villa

“Victory will crown our efforts because justice triumphs in the end. But if death is our destiny, we will fall with our faces to the sky” -Pancho Villa “When the true history of this expedition is written, it will not be a very inspiring chapter for school children, or even grown-ups, to contemplate.” -U.S. General […]

November 1993

La Mujer En El Rancho

Special: Museum Exhibit, Texas A & I University, Kingsville Completion Date: September 1993 Description: Introduction to the role of women in the ranching culture of South Texas from 1750 to the present, exploring the sources of these roles in Mexican and Spanish cultures. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Editor

September 1993

1992

Power, Politics, And Latinos

Special: Part of “ELECTION ’92” Coverage National Airdate: September 15, 1992 Network: PBS Description: Examines the history of Latino voting patterns, as well as the potential impact of the growing Latino electorate on the 1992 presidential election. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Editor

September 1992

Who Cares About Children?

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: April 28, 1992 Network: PBS Description: Looks at the children who are damaged and “lost” inside Arkansas’ troubled foster care system and the political battle between children’s advocates and Governor Bill Clinton just as he launches his Presidential campaign. Hector Galán: Writer, Producer, Director, Editor

April 1992

1991

The Color Of Your Skin

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: June 11, 1991 Network: PBS Description: Examines the dynamics of race through the military’s Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute as the students confront each other with their racial anger and frustration. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Editor

June 1991

Los Mineros

Series: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE National Airdate: January 28, 1991 Network: PBS Description: The story of Mexican-American copper miners whose labor battles from 1903 to 1946 shaped the course of Arizona history. Awards: 1994 “Best Documentary Feature” at South by Southwest Film & Media Confrence 1991 Finalist at the Houston International Film Festival Hector Galán: Producer, […]

January 1991

1990

The Forgotten People: Latinas With AIDS

SPECIAL National Airdate: December 16, 1990 Network: Univision/PBS Description: Profiles Latinas with AIDS, their struggles with the disease and coping with their families and society. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Writer

December 1990

New Harvest, Old Shame

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: April 17, 1990 Network: PBS Description: Reveals how and why farmworkers remain the worst treated workers in America thirty years after Edward R. Murrow’s documentary, Harvest Of Shame, exposed the farmworkers’ lives. Awards: 1991 “Golden Apple Award” on domestic social issues at the National Educational Film & Video Festival 1991 “Blue […]

April 1990

1989

The Dallas Drug War

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: April 4, 1989 Network: PBS Description: Profiles a community held hostage by crack and those who are fighting back. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Editor

April 1989

1988

Shakedown In Santa Fe

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: February 23, 1988 Network: PBS Description: Looks at the changes at the Penitentiary Of New Mexico eight years after one of the bloodiest riots in American penal history. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

February 1988

Vaquero: The Forgotten Cowboy

Special National Airdate: January 8, 1988 Network: PBS Description: Documents the dying traditions of Mexican-American cowboys in South Texas. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

January 1988

1987

Stopping Drugs I

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: February 10, 1987 Network: PBS A harrowing look at the lives of those who seek treatment for drug addiction. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

February 1987

1986

Standoff In Mexico

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: April 1, 1986 Network: PBS Description: Takes an in-depth look at the country’s complex political system. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

April 1986

1985

The Emerging Force

Series: Hispanos National Airdate: February 17, 1985 Network: PBS Description: Focuses on the growing Hispanic political and economic power in America. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

February 1985

1984

The Mask Of El Zarco

Series: Hispanos National Airdate: September 19, 1984 Network: PBS Description: Features the life and works of a Mexican-American mask maker. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Writer

September 1984

Cuba – A Personal Journey

Series: Hispanos National Airdate: August 8, 1984 Network: PBS Description: Traces the path of an exile’s return visit to Cuba after twenty years. Hector Galán: Producer, Director, Editor

August 1984

Chasing The Basketball Dream

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: April 22, 1984 Network: PBS Description: Looks at college athletics versus academics. Hector Galán: Producer,Director

April 1984

1983

Sanctuary

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: July 11, 1983 Network: PBS Description: A journey on the new underground railroad which probes the church’s involvement in the sanctuary movement. Hector Galán: Producer, Director

July 1983

In The Shadow Of The Capitol

Series: FRONTLINE National Airdate: January 31, 1983 Network: PBS Description: A look at the other Washington and examines the evolution of black political power in America. Hector Galán: Producer, Director

January 1983

1981

The End Of The Race

Series: Matters Of Life And Death National Airdate: Fall 1981 (varied) Network: PBS Description: Looks at the survival of the traditional Pueblo Indian culture through the eyes of the Pueblo Indian cross-country runners of New Mexico. This award winning documentary follows four Pueblo championship cross-country runners exploring cultural values associated with running and the complexity […]

October 1981

Checking It Out Television Series

Series: Checking It Out National Airdate: Fall 1981 Network: PBS Description: A national 26-part weekly documentary newsmagazine covering 70 stories dealing with social issues, celebrities, sports and performance. Awards: 1982 ACT Award given by Action on Children’s Televison Hector Galán: Senior Producer

October 1981

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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