Diego Zavala Scherer

Diego Zavala

Visiting Scholar
  • Film & Television

Diego Zavala, PhD is a research professor of media and digital culture at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Zapopan, Mexico. He is one of three visiting scholars from Mexico teaching classes in Film & Television at CU Denver this year. Zavala grew up in Guadalajara and has been involved in film in some form or another for almost 25 years. While his main professional pursuits with film involve the study and theory of documentary films in particular, he has been involved in local film productions for community-based projects and videos for NGOs and commercial productions. Zavala is a part of the selection committee for the Guadalajara International Film Festival. While he is very familiar with American Iraq War TV documentaries thanks to the research he conducted for his PhD, Zavala’s favorite U.S.-made documentaries include “The Thin Blue Line”, “The House We Live in”, and “Grizzly Man”. He also loves experimental and personal films, so he counts the filmmakers Brakhage, Anger, Deren, and Mekas among his favorites. For web documentary, Zavala considers Sharon Daniel´s work his “absolute favorite”. When he is not teaching or reviewing films, Zavala enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and his pets. He also enjoys watching old television series and NFL games. In Denver, Zavala is looking forward to visiting the Brakhage Archive at CU Boulder as well as museums around Denver.

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Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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