Saul Landau, an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang.” In 2008, the Chilean government presented him withthe Bernardo O’Higgins Award for his human rights work. Landau has written fourteen books including a book of poems, “My Dad Was Not Hamlet.” He received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, a report on the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt.

He is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Pomona. He is a senior Fellow at and Vice Chair of the Institute for Policy Studies.

Gore Vidal says, “Saul Landau is a man I love to steal ideas from”


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Saul Landau and Sub-Comandante in Chiapas, Mexico
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Saul Landau and Academy Award winner Haskel Wexler on location in Chiapas, Mexico
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Saul Landau and C. Writght Mills, 1962
Photo by Lillian Tonnaire Taylor. Courtesy Kate Mills
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Fidel Castro, Saul Landau, Peace Corps officials Frank Mankiewicz and Kirby Jones, 1974

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Saul Landau signs his book for Jamaican President Michael Manley

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Saul Landau receives the Bernardo O’Higgins Award, 2008

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From left: Salvador Carrasco, Tom Hayden, Saul Landau, and Paco Ignacio Taibo II at the Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica