Saul Landau (January 15, 1936 – September 9, 2013) was an American journalist, filmmaker and commentator. He was also a professor emeritus at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he taught history and digital media. He was born in the Bronx, New York. A graduate of Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School, he also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Landau authored 14 books, produced and directed over 50 documentary films, and wrote editorial columns including the Huffington Post. Landau died at the age 77.
THE SIXTH SUN portrays an epic confrontation pitting impoverished peasants against large landowners and government forces in Mexico’s poorest state, Chiapas. The film raises important questions as to what is to be judged expendable in the rush to global economic integration – whether the destruction of whole peoples and cultures that have survived over centuries is simply to be accepted as the price of ‘progress’. Best Director Award, First American Indian Intercontinental Film Festival, Santa Fe, 1996; Golden Apple Award, 1997: Best Picture, North Carolina Smoky Mountain Film Festival, 1997.
Won : Gold Apple – National Educational Media Network, USA (1997)