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Guide to the New Day Films records, 1969-2017

Summary

The New Day Films collection represents the activities of a feminist film-maker run cooperative founded in 1971, and spans the history of the organization to the present day. Materials include: files assembled by individual co-founders Liane Brandon, Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, and Amalie Rothschild; correspondence between co-op members; records relating to film production and distribution; steering committee and annual meeting minutes; conference call minutes; policies and other guidelines; reports on activities; fund-raising proposals; film rental receipts; press articles, posters and other publicity; publications about New Day films such as pamphlets, catalogs, and magazines; and photographs of events and members. Analog elements as well as digital files for many of the cooperative's films dating from 1971 to the present are in the collection. Topics include women's studies, multiculturalism and diversity; social and political history; gender and socialization; media, culture; the environment; mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10180
Title
New Day Films records
Date
1969-2017
Creator
New Day Films
Extent
35 Linear Feet, 23 boxes; 214 digital files
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The New Day Films collection represents the activities of the feminist film-maker run cooperative founded in 1971, and spans the history of the organization to the present day. Their ground-breaking films about the lives of women were among the earliest of the emerging women's movement. Materials include: files assembled by individual co-founders Liane Brandon, Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, and Amalie Rothschild; correspondence between co-op members; records relating to film production and distribution; steering committee and annual meeting minutes; conference call minutes; policies and other guidelines; reports on activities; fund-raising proposals; film rental receipts; press articles, posters and other publicity; publications about New Day films such as pamphlets, catalogs, and magazines; and photographs of events and members.

Analog elements for many of the cooperative's films are also housed in the collection: It Happens to Us (Rothschild, 1972); Woo Who? May Wilson? (Rothschild, 1969); Nana, Mom, and Me (Rothschild, 1974); and Growing up Female (Klein, Reichert, 1971). Other films represented include Liane Brandon's Anything You Want to Be (1971), Betty Tells Her Story (1972), Not So Young Now As Then (1974), and Sometimes I Wonder Who I Am (1970).

Topics explored in the films and other materials include women's studies, multiculturalism and diversity; social and political history; gender and socialization; media, culture; the environment; mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns. The materials in this collection were donated by Liane Brandon and Amalie Rothschild. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Arrangement

The materials are currently organized by accession number; the digital films are arranged by filmmaker, then by year.

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[Identification of item], New Day Films records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Accession 2013-0165, 1969-1974

Film elements for New Day founder Amalie Rothschild's films: It Happens to Us (1972) - Internegative - 16mm mix magnetic track; Woo Who? May Wilson (1969) -Internegative - 16mm mix magnetic track; Nana, Mom and Me (1974) - Internegative - 16mm mix magnetic track.

Original audiovisual media are closed to use; digital copies may be requested in advance. Please contact the Rubenstein Library before coming to use these materials.

Film elements

Original audiovisual media are closed to use. Copies may be available on advance request.

Box 1

2. Accession 2014-0017, 1971

Two 16mm film reels of Julia Reichert and Jim Klein's Growing Up Female from 1971.

Original audiovisual media are closed to use. Copies may be available on advance request.

Film elements
Box 2
Articles about Brandon and films, screening information
Box 3
Publications about New Day, New Day films, and Brandon
Box 3
Film flyers, 1974-1975
Box 3
Articles and publications on New Day and Liane Brandon
Box 3
Production notes, correspondence, festival and screening information, 1969-1974
Box 4
Still photographs and flyers from Brandon's films
Box 4
Rental and sales slips for Brandon's films, 1973-1976
Box 5
How to Prevent a Nuclear War press and screenings
Box 6
How to Prevent a Nuclear War film planning and research (Liane Brandon)
Box 6
How to Prevent a Nuclear War grant and fundraising information
Box 6
How to Prevent a Nuclear War production notes and correspondence
Box 6
How to Prevent a Nuclear War premiere and publicity
Box 6
How to Prevent a Nuclear War festival and screening information
Box 6
Once Upon a Choice releases, production and post-production notes (Brandon)
Box 7
Once Upon a Choice fundraising proposal and grant information
Box 7
Once Upon a Choice
Box 7
Once Upon a Choice press and publicity flyers
Box 7
New Day meeting notes, early 1970s
Box 8
New Day correspondence and organizational notes, 1977-1986
Box 8
New Day correspondence and organizational notes, 1977-1986
Box 8
New Day distribution presentations, 1975-1976
Box 8
New Day Films National Endowment for the Arts proposals, 1978-1980
Box 8
New Day Meeting Notes, 1979-1980
Box 9
New Day general business receipts, central office material, conference brochures, catalogs
Box 9
Rothschild New Day films including transcripts
Box 9
Rothschild correspondence files
Box 9
New Day Films State of Siege dispute correspondence
Box 10
Film Bureau file
Box 10
Marlin Films, Canadian sub-distributor file, 1975-1980
Box 10
Rothschild's rental and sales invoices for her films
Box 10
New Day slips through 1979
Box 20
Earliest sales and rental slips for Brandon, circa 1973-1980
Box 21
Early rental and sales slips for Brandon's films (some pre-date New Day)
Box 21
New Day poster, 1973
Box 22
Copies and original releases of Lawsuits
Box 23
Copies of trademark letter
Box 23
New Day catalogs
Box 23
Contact sheet of New Day annual meeting group photographs
Box 23
New Day anniversary press and screenings
Box 23

4. Accession 2014-0208, 1983-2001

Materials in boxes 11-19 are closed to research until 2025.

Steering Committee meeting materials, 1984-2000
Box 11
Steering Committee conference calls,1986-2001
Box 11
Steering Committee conference calls, 1991-2001
Box 12
Steering Committee meeting materials, 1996-2001
Box 12
Annual Meeting materials, 1988-2000
Box 12
Annual Meeting materials, 1997-2001
Box 13
Chronological files, 1985-1999
Box 13
25th Anniversary Chronicle, 1995-1996
Box 13
Chronological files, 1999-2001
Box 14
State of the Co-Op reports,1989-1998
Box 14
General policies, 1984-2000
Box 14
Contracts, proposals, and reports, 1985-1997
Box 14
Adams and Goldbergn reports and papers, 1984-2001
Box 14
Task reports, 1985-2001
Box 14
New Day lists, 1988-2001
Box 14
National film market, 1986-1987
Box 15
Proposals/Agreements, 1987-1988
Box 15
Market profiles, 1988
Box 15
New film submissions, 1989
Box 15
Status changes, 1989-1997
Box 15
New submissions, 1989-1996
Box 15
Proposals, 1992-1994
Box 15
Booking, 1992
Box 15
Film pricing, 1992
Box 15
Status changes, 1992-1997
Box 15
USA Dubs/Recruitment/New Submissions/Preview, 1996
Box 15
Clip reels, 1996
Box 15
Video duplication, 1998
Box 15
Film and video catalogue, 1998-1999
Box 15
Promotional and marketing materials, 1987-2001
Box 15
Fulfillment, 1987-1993
Box 15
Outreach/Intake, 1997-2001
Box 15
Dubbing house, 1995-2000
Box 16
Shipping, 1986-1992
Box 16
Central office files, 1986-1997
Box 16
Cooper Report, 1986
Box 16
Member/Film status, 1986
Box 16
Booking procedures, 1988
Box 16
Employment agreements, 1988-1989
Box 16
Job descriptions, 1989
Box 16
Member lists, 1987-1995
Box 16
New Day member survey, 1993
Box 16
Recruitment, 1993-1997
Box 16
New Day member skills compilation, undated
Box 16
Budgets, financials, and accounting, 1984-1999
Box 16
Karol Media, 1984-1987
Box 16
Non-profit status, 1986-1987
Box 16
NVR grant, 1991
Box 16
New Day futures, 1992
Box 16
Shares/activity, 1992-1997
Box 16
Future scenarios, 1994
Box 16
Finances, 1999-2001
Box 17
Operations, 1985-1989
Box 17
NDEM, 1990-1991
Box 17
Regional anniversary events, 1995-1996
Box 17
Anniversary press kits, 1995-1996
Box 17
Anniversary tabloid, 1996
Box 17
New films, 1988
Box 17
Website project, 1995-2001
Box 17
Articles of Incorporation, 1983
Box 17
Phone Interviews, 1983
Box 17
Logistics, 1984
Box 17
Notes, ITRs, and agreements, 1984
Box 17
Final report, 1984
Box 17
Screening, 1984
Box 17
Transition, 1984
Box 17
Staffing/Structure Proposals, 1985
Box 17
Retreat, 1985
Box 17
Share survey notes, 1985
Box 17
Options, 1985-1986
Box 17
New Day new members' packet, 1986
Box 17
Correspondence, 1985-1987
Box 17
Conferences, 1985-1987
Box 17
Mailing lists, 1986-1987
Box 17
Sub-groups, 1986-1987
Box 17
ND leader, 1986-1987
Box 17
Coding, 1987-1988
Box 18
Planning, 1988
Box 18
Inside line, 1988
Box 18
West Glen, 1988
Box 18
Durrin with drama, 1988
Box 18
Doing it yourself, 1988
Box 18
Max Rottersman, 1989
Box 18
Activity/Transitions, 1988-1989
Box 18
Mondell Rutledge, 1989
Box 18
Response forms, 1989
Box 18
Prospectus, 1987-1991
Box 18
Correspondence, 1988-1992
Box 18
Reports, 1990
Box 18
Workshops , 1990
Box 18
Inside line, 1990
Box 18
Corporate bylaws, 1991
Box 18
Cooper Agreement, 1991
Box 18
20th Anniversary, 1991
Box 18
NDFM, 1991
Box 18
1st Night Circle, 1991
Box 18
Program panels, 1991
Box 18
NVR proposal, 1991
Box 18
Telemarketing pilot, 1992
Box 18
20th Anniversary, 1992
Box 18
Future plans, 1992-1993
Box 18
Cultural policy presentation, 1992
Box 18
Correspondence, 1992-1995
Box 19
Transit and media proposal, 1993
Box 19
Proposals, 1994-1998
Box 19
Big questions session, 1993
Box 19
25th Anniversary, 1996
Box 19
Resources, 1997
Box 19
Planning Retreat, 1998
Box 19
30th Anniversary, 2001
Box 19
Futures/Tech issues, 2001
Box 19
Thin Grey Line, 2001
Box 19
Business plan, undated
Box 19
Indie fulfillment networking, undated
Box 19
American Mosaic, undated
Box 19
New Day flyers
Box 22
Film brochures and flyers, 1980-2001
Box 22
Study guides, 1980-1985
Box 22
Catalogs and newsletters, 1982-2001
Box 23
Photograph of New Day Films members, ca. 1984
Box 23

6. Digital films collection, 1971-2017

12 Terabytes, 214 digital files

Two hundred fourteen digital files of films released by New Day Films, representing 103 filmmakers. Description provided by New Day Films and taken from New Day Films website, https://www.newday.com/, June 2019.

Lower resolution user copies are available for viewing in the reading room; higher resolution preservation copies are available but may require special permissions for access and use.

Please contact Rubenstein Library Research Services for further information.

Arranged by filmmaker, then by date.

Abt, Emily
Take It From Me, 2001
(75 minutes)

Captured over two years, Take It From Me is a feature-length documentary about four women struggling against great odds to raise themselves and their families out of poverty in New York City.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0004_u
Video-file AbtEmily_TakeItFromMe.mp4
All Of Us, 2008
(82 minutes)

A young doctor in the South Bronx embarks on a project to find out why African-American women are becoming infected with HIV at alarming rates. She finds a dangerous power imbalance that all heterosexual women face in the bedroom, but rarely discuss. Selected as Showtime's 2008 World AIDS Day Film.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0004_u
Video-file AbtEmily_AllOfUs.mp4
Toe To Toe, 2010
(104 minutes)

Toe to Toe tells the story of the friendship and rivalry between lacrosse teammates Tosha and Jesse, two senior girls at a competitive Washington, D.C. prep school. The two forge a close bond on the lacrosse field, but their friendship unravels as they navigate through gender, sexuality, race and class-related obstacles.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0004_u
Video-file AbtEmily_ToeToToe.mp4
Daddy Don't Go, 2015
(87 minutes)

Captured over two years, "Daddy Don't Go" is a feature length documentary about four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they struggle to beat the odds and defy the deadbeat dad stereotype.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0004_u
Video-file AbtEmily_DaddyDontGo.mp4
Acosta, Katherine
Divided We Fall, 2016
(90 minutes)

The first film to take a critical look at the 2011 Wisconsin Uprising, Divided We Fall traces the genesis of the historic capitol occupation and weeks-long protests from the perspective of graduate teaching assistants at the center of the action and exposes tensions that challenged the movement's solidarity.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0005_u
Video-file AcostaKatherine_DividedWeFall.mp4
Anderson, Kelly
Out At Work, 1999/2009
(56 minutes)

In 1992 Cheryl Summerville, a cook at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Georgia, received a termination paper stating she was fired for "failing to demonstrate normal heterosexual values." She was shocked to discover that in more than 40 states it was legal to fire workers for their sexual orientation. OUT AT WORK chronicles the stories of three workers who seek workplace safety, job security and benefits for gay and lesbian workers. Also on this DVD: OUT AT WORK: America Undercover, an HBO special featuring the shocking story of a stock trader's harassment at Cantor Fitzgerald. Both versions of this classic documentary include 2009 updates.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0006_u
Video-file AndersonKelly_OutAtWork.mp4
Every Mother's Son, 2004
(52 minutes)

Iris Baez, a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, never meant to become an activist. Kadiatou Diallo never meant to leave her home in Africa and move to the U.S., to fight for justice for her son. Doris Busch Boskey, a Jewish woman from the suburbs, never thought she'd become a spokesperson against police brutality. This film profiles three women from very different walks of life who find themselves united to seek justice after their sons are unjustly killed by police. Their stories are tragic, but their courage is transformative.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0006_u
Video-file AndersonKelly_EveryMothersSon.mp4
Never Enough, 2010
(39 minutes)

Michele Gitlin has 700 sweaters. In touch with the pain as well as the pleasure of over-collecting, she calls Ron "Disaster Master" Alford for help. Ron, a de-cluttering expert who believes that "clutter begins in the head, and ends up on the floor," determines that Michele is a hoarder with a rating of 8 (out of ten) on his "clutter index." Ron also visits a retired Marine with 7,800 Beanie Babies and a home shopping addict whose purchases are literally burying him. Produced by Kelly Anderson.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0006_u
Video-file AndersonKelly_NeverEnough.mp4
My Brooklyn, 2012
(77 minutes)

My Brooklyn follows director Kelly Anderson's journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. Produced by Allison Lirish Dean & Kelly Anderson.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0006_u
Video-file AndersonKelly_MyBrooklyn.mp4
Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie, 2017
(22 minutes)

Six kids with OCD share how they learned to face their fears, stop their rituals and regain control of their lives.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0006_u
Video-file AndersonKelly_Unstuck.mp4
Argueta, Luis
Abrazos, 2014
(45 minutes)

ABRAZOS tells the transformational journey of a group of U.S. Citizen Children, sons and daughters of undocumented immigrants, who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents -and in some instances their siblings - for the first time. There are 4.5 million other U.S. citizen children who, like them, have at least one undocumented parent and are part of mixed-status families, ABRAZOS is the story of 14 of them.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0007_u
Video-file ArguetaLuis_Abrazos.mp4
Arnold, Robert
The Key Of G, 2007
(59 minutes)

The Key of G is an award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. The film follows Gannet, a charismatic 22-year-old with physical and developmental disabilities, as he leaves his mother's home to share an apartment with a close-knit group of artists and musicians who support him, not only as paid caregivers, but also as friends. Together they create a uniquely successful model of supported living, and a compelling alternative to institutionalized care. Produced by Lindsay Sablosky.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0008_u
Video-file ArnoldRobert_TheKeyOfG.mp4
Avila-Hanna, Brenda
Vida Diferida, 2013
(23 minutes)

After the announcement of the policy known as "Deferred Action", Vanessa, an undocumented teenager, contemplates the possibility of a future she was ready to give up on. How will this life-changing opportunity impact her life and the lives of those around her?

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0009_u
Video-file AvilaHannaBrenda_VidaDiferida.mp4
Beraza, Suzan
Bag It, 2010
(78 minutes)

Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0010_u
Video-file BerazaSuzan_BagIt.mp4
Uranium Drive-In, 2013
(70 minutes)

Uranium Drive-In follows a proposed uranium mill in southwestern Colorado -- the first to be built in the U.S. in 30 years -- and the emotional debate pitting a population desperate for jobs and financial stability against an environmental group based in a nearby resort town. Without judgment, both sides of the issue are brought to life in heart-wrenching detail as the film follows conflicting visions for the future. The film offers no easy answers but aims instead to capture personal stories and paint a portrait of the lives behind this nuanced and complex issue. Produced by Michelle Maughan, Judith Kohin, Casey Nay, Suzan Beraza.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0010_u
Video-file BerazaSuzan_UraniumDriveIn.mp4
Bezalel, Ronit
70 Acres in Chicago, 2017
(56 minutes)

Filmed over a period of 20-years, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green chronicles the demolition of Chicago's most infamous public housing development, Cabrini Green, the displacement of residents, and the subsequent area gentrification. This complex, poignant film looks unflinchingly at race, class, and survival.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0011_u
Video-file BezalelRonit_70AcresinChicago.mp4
Booth, Marlene
Raananah A World Of Our Own, 1981
(28 minutes)

Raananah is an intimate look at one remarkable community and its independent people as they gracefully age. Fifty years ago, a group of idealistic Jewish immigrants formed a summer refuge, Raananah. Through home movies, we see the founders as young people and hear of their lives and dreams. Today we meet these same people at Raananah as they reflect on their lives, their children, and aging together with dignity. Produced by Kanalu Young.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0012_u
Video-file BoothMarlene_RaananahAWorldOfOurOwn.mp4
Double Burden, 1992
(56 minutes)

What is it like to grow up in a family where mothers have always worked outside the home? The Double Burden vividly portrays the lives of three families--one Mexican-American, one Polish-American, and one African-American--each with three generations of women who worked outside the home while also raising families. The film instills tremendous respect for the accomplishments of women and for women of different races, social classes and life-styles. Produced by Kanalu Young.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0012_u
Video-file BoothMarlene_Double_Burden.mp4
Yidl In The Middle, 1998
(56 minutes)

Yidl in the Middle looks at growing up "different" in America. In this evocative, entertaining film, filmmaker Marlene Booth probes her Iowa-Jewish roots. Through home movies, period photos, her high school reunion, and current interviews, she examines the complicated process of negotiating identity -- as an American, a Jew, and a woman. A compelling film, sure to provoke discussion.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0012_u
Video-file BoothMarlene_YidlInTheMiddle.mp4
Pidgin The Voice Of Hawaii, 2009
(57 minutes)

What if you are made to feel ashamed when you speak your "mother tongue" or ridiculed because of your accent? "Pidgin: the Voice of Hawai'i" addresses these questions through its lively examination of Pidgin - the language spoken by over half of Hawai'i's people.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0012_u
Video-file BoothMarlene_PidginTheVoiceOfHawaii.mp4
Bouvrie, Alice
A Chance To Dress, 2016
(40 minutes)

A Chance To Dress explores the complexity of gender expression through the story of MIT Professor Emeritus and open cross dresser Dr. John "Tephra" Southard.

The film follows the difficulties in coming out to his friends, neighbors and colleagues, but also his sense of liberation after a lifetime of secrecy.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0013_u
Video-file BouvrieAlice_AChanceToDress.mp4
Brandon, Liane
Anything You Want To Be, 1971
(8 minutes)

Anything You Want To Be was one of the earliest and most popular films of the Women's Movement. Made in 1970, this groundbreaking film about a teenager's humorous collision with sex-role stereotypes was one of the first to explore the external pressures and the more subtle, internal pressures a girl faces in finding her identity. Produced by Liane Brandon.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0001_u
Video-file BrandonLiane_AnythingYouWantToBe.mp4
Betty Tells Her Story, 1972
(20 minutes)

The story Betty tells is a simple one. She needed "the perfect dress" for a very special occasion. Betty describes in amusing detail how she found just the right one, spent more than she could afford for it, modeled it for admiring friends, felt absolutely transformed and then...never got to wear it. The story and Betty are witty, engaging and delightful. Produced by Liane Brandon.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0001_u
Video-file BrandonLiane_BettyTellsHerStory.mp4
How To Prevent A Nuclear War, 1987
(30 minutes)

Featured in fifteen unforgettable vignettes, are activists of all types, including a suburban housewife who stuffs pamphlets in the pockets of fellow skiers while riding the ski lift, a group of small town citizens who visit their congressman, a shipyard welder, a high school student, a flight attendant, and the founder of an inner city gospel choir who conducts a Concert for Peace. Produced by Liane Brandon.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0001_u
Video-file BrandonLiane_HowToPreventANuclearWar.mp4
Brashear, Regan
Fixed, 2013
(60 minutes)

From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more "upgradeable" than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. Produced by Regan Brashear.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0014_u
Video-file BrashearRegan_FIXED.mp4
Brodsky, Ellen
The Year We Thought About Love, 2015
(68 minutes)

"The Year We Thought About Love" goes behind the scenes of the longest running queer youth theater in the world. In a twist on the common image of LGBTQ youth as victims, the film reveals the troupe members as artists and activists, celebrating their lives in both hilarious and heartbreaking ways. Produced by Ellen Brodsky.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0015_u
Video-file BrodskyEllen_TheYearWeThoughtAboutLove.mp4
Bruno, Ellen
Split, 2013
(28 minutes)

SPLIT is a deeply personal film that explores the effects of divorce on children. The film features twelve children aged 6-12, who explore the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents. SPLIT gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts… just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce. Produced by Ellen Bruno.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0016_u
Video-file BrunoEllen_Split.mp4
Burstein, Cindy
Concrete Steel And Paint, 2009
(55 minutes)

CONCRETE, STEEL & PAINT tells the complex story of men in prison, victims of crime, and an artistic partnership that helps break down barriers between them. As prisoners, victims, and victim advocates collaborate on a mural about healing from crime, their views on punishment, remorse and forgiveness collide. But as the project progresses, mistrust begins to give way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose. The project challenges both sides to recognize and respect each other'ss essential humanity and worth – a small, but significant step toward a more healing and restorative form of justice. In telling this story, the film raises important questions about crime, justice and reconciliation - and dramatically illustrates the power of art as a catalyst to facilitate dialogue about these difficult issues. Produced by Cindy Burstein and Tony Heriza.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0017_u
Video-file BursteinCindy_ConcreteSteelAndPaint.mp4
Bush, Annie
Vultures Of Tibet, 2013
(21 minutes)

Sky Burial, a private ritual where the bodies of Tibetan dead are offered to wild griffon vultures, becomes a tourist attraction in Chinese modernized Tibet. This intimate window illuminates an ideological conflict often hidden to the outside world confronting the potential for oppression in the act of observation. Produced by Annie Bush, Elisabeth Oakham.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0018_u
Video-file BushAnnieVulturesOfTibet.mp4
Chasnoff, Debra; Cohen, Helen S.
Homes and Hands, 1998
(46 minutes)

It has been over 40 years since leaders of the southern civil rights movement formed the first community land trust to secure access to land for African-Americans. This equitable and sustainable model of affordable housing and community development has since become a critical tool in preventing rampant foreclosures and land price speculation while stimulating revitalization without gentrification. Through the personal stories of community activists in Durham, North Carolina, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Burlington, Vermont, audiences are compelled to rethink their assumptions about housing and community development in the United States. Produced by Helen S. Cohen.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0019_u
Video-file ChasnoffDebra_Homes and Hands.mp4
Chiang, Leo
One + One, 2002
(27 minutes)

One + One is a powerful film about serodiscordant couples (of mixed HIV status) living with HIV and AIDS. John and Noel are in a panic. The condom broke during sex, and John happens to have AIDS. Joanne breaks down when the counselor asks about her HIV-positive husband Robert. In their six-year marriage, Joanne has been tested twice a year, each time more stressful than the last. One + One takes an unflinching look at the lives of these two couples of mixed HIV status--one straight, one gay--as they navigate the physical and emotional minefield inherent in every serodiscordant relationship. This poignant film gives insights to how serodiscordant couples cope with the difficult task of living with HIV on a daily basis, and the deep bond they share because of it.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0020_u
Video-file ChiangLeo_One+One.mp4
To You Sweetheart Aloha (Broadcast), 2006
(57 minutes)

Bill Tapia, a 94-year-old Hawaiian jazz pioneer, gave up on music—thinking that life wasn't really worth much after his wife of 63 years and his only daughter passed away within two years of each other. But when he befriends 26-year-old Alyssa, a Hapa-Hawaiian woman with a special connection to Bill's past, he rediscovers his musical passion and youthful spirit. He begins a gripping journey back to his full potential, as a musician and as a man living an active life despite his advanced age and failing body.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0020_u
Video-file ChiangLeo_ToYouSweetheartAloha(Broadcast).mp4
To You Sweetheart Aloha (Feature), 2006
Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0020_u
Video-file ChiangLeo_ToYouSweetheartAloha(Feature).mp4
A Village Called Versailles (Broadcast), 2009
(54 minutes)

A Village Called Versailles is an Emmy-nominated documentary about Versailles, an isolated community in eastern New Orleans that has been settled by Vietnamese boat people since the late 1970s. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Vietnamese American residents in Versailles impressively rise to the challenges by returning and rebuilding before any other flooded neighborhood in New Orleans, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill just two miles away. A Village Called Versailles recounts the empowering story of how this group of people, who has already suffered so much in their lifetime, turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.

Digital-materials RL10180-SET-0020_u
Video-file ChiangLeo_AVillageCalledVersailles(Broadcast).mp4
A Village Called Versailles (Feature), 2009
(67 minutes)

A Village Called Versailles is an Emmy-nominated documentary about Versailles, an isolated community in eastern New Orleans that has been settled by Vietnamese boat people since the late 1970s. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Vietnamese American residents in Versailles impressively rise to the challenges by returning and rebuilding before any other flooded neighborhood in New Orleans, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill just two miles away. A Village Called Versailles recounts the empowering story of how this group of people, who has already suffered so much in their lifetime, turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.

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Mr Cao Goes To Washington (Broadcast), 2012
(54 minutes)

What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial politics of the American South and ultra-partisan struggles in Washington DC?

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Mr Cao Goes To Washington (Feature), 2012
(72 minutes)

What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial politics of the American South and ultra-partisan struggles in Washington DC?

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Video-file ChiangLeo_MrCaoGoesToWashington(Feature).mp4
Out Run (Broadcast), 2016
(57 minutes)

Mobilizing working-class transgender hairdressers and beauty queens, the dynamic leaders of the world's only LGBT political party wage a historic quest to elect a trans woman to the Philippine Congress.

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Out Run (Feature), 2016

Mobilizing working-class transgender hairdressers and beauty queens, the dynamic leaders of the world's only LGBT political party wage a historic quest to elect a trans woman to the Philippine Congress.

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Video-file ChiangLeo_OutRun(Feature).mp4
Cohn, Peter
Drunks, 1996
(88 minutes)

For this groundbreaking 1996 production, an Oscar winner, two Oscar nominees and group of highly regarded major film actors gathered in a church basement in New York City to portray a group of alcoholics at an AA meeting. The stars include Richard Lewis (in his first dramatic lead), Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest, Parker Posey. "Drunks" also features the late Spalding Gray and Howard Rollins. Rounding out the cast are the young Calista Flockhart and Sam Rockwell. The New York Times called it "superbly realized." The Boston Herald critic praised the film as "a powerhouse of drama, humor and heart."

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Domestic Violence And Health Care, 2006
(20 minutes)

A companion to the New Day documentary Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America, this 20 minute film offers an inside look at the highly regarded domestic violence program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and the sexual assault forensics unit share candid observations about domestic violence prevention and offer specific, practical suggestions. The film profiles the coordinator of Mercy's family violence program and also includes an interview with Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins, a leading expert on the health impact of domestic violence. Produced by Peter Cohn.

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Video-file CohnPeter_DomesticViolenceAndHealthCare.mp4
Golden Venture, 2006
(70 minutes)

In what was the largest apprehension of undocumented immigrants in US history, the grounding of the freighter Golden Venture off a New York City beach became a crucial turning point in the legal and political battle over US immigration policy.

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Video-file CohnPeter_GoldenVenture.mp4
Domestic Violence And Health Care, 2010
(20 minutes)

A companion to the New Day documentary Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America, this 20 minute film offers an inside look at the highly regarded domestic violence program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and the sexual assault forensics unit share candid observations about domestic violence prevention and offer specific, practical suggestions. The film profiles the coordinator of Mercy's family violence program and also includes an interview with Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins, a leading expert on the health impact of domestic violence.

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Video-file CohnPeter_DomesticViolenceAndHealthCare.mp4
Domestic Violence Law Enforcement, 2010
(20 minutes)

A companion to New Day's Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America, the 20-minute film explores best practices in three jurisdictions: Duluth, MN, home of the influential "Duluth Model;" Baltimore, MD, home of an infamously high crime rate; and the South Bronx, the nation's busiest domestic violence patrol area. Seasoned officers responding to tense, actual domestic calls show how to safely approach a fighting couple, interview, determine primary aggressor, gather evidence and write strong reports. Top brass discuss how to increase the effectiveness of officers and also look at longer range strategies.

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Video-file CohnPeter_DomesticViolenceLawEnforcement.mp4
Power And Control, 2010
(52 minutes)

A comprehensive and timely exploration of the shocking persistence of domestic violence in our society. The complex issues around domestic abuse are refracted through the story of Kim, a mother of three in Duluth, MN. Kim's journey takes her from a domestic violence shelter, to a promising fresh start, and then through a disturbing final twist. Power and Control has been added to the collections of hundreds of academic libararies and is in wide use in domestic violence shelters and advocacy groups. Also of interest are two companion videos: Domestic Violence in Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence and Health Care, two shorter, most specialized videos, also available from New Day.

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Power And Control, 2010
(60 minutes)

A comprehensive and timely exploration of the shocking persistence of domestic violence in our society. The complex issues around domestic abuse are refracted through the story of Kim, a mother of three in Duluth, MN. Kim's journey takes her from a domestic violence shelter, to a promising fresh start, and then through a disturbing final twist. Power and Control has been added to the collections of hundreds of academic libararies and is in wide use in domestic violence shelters and advocacy groups. Also of interest are two companion videos: Domestic Violence in Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence and Health Care, two shorter, most specialized videos, also available from New Day.

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Holy Land, 2014
(55 minutes)

Essential viewing for Middle East studies and for campuses engaged in debate about the Israel-Paelstine conflict, the film recounts a dramatic year in the lives of Israeli settlers in the West Bank, and the Israelis and Palestinians who oppose them.

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Holy Land, 2014
(80 minutes)

Essential viewing for Middle East studies and for campuses engaged in debate about the Israel-Paelstine conflict, the film recounts a dramatic year in the lives of Israeli settlers in the West Bank, and the Israelis and Palestinians who oppose them.

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Cool, Jenny
Home Economics, 1995
(47 minutes)

While mortgage market meltdowns and environmental crises bespeak its large scale consequences, Home Economics bursts the bubble of the American Dream of homeownership to reveal the deep human costs of suburbanization and automobilization. In candid interviews, two working mothers and a teenager speak about the social tolls of long daily commutes, racial tensions, crime, the Protestant work ethic, and the meaning of home. Subtly and sensitively, Home Economics explores the relation between the built environment and the daily lives of residents of a bedroom community outside Los Angeles whose testimony reveals a sad irony—home ownership is often achieved at the expense of the very values a home is said to represent.

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Video-file CoolJenny_HomeEconomics.mp4
Courtney, Heather
Where Soldiers Come From, 2011
(91 minutes)

Winner of an Emmy and the Independent Spirit Award, Where Soldiers Come From is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from. Returning to her hometown, Director Heather Courtney gains extraordinary access following these young men as they grow and change from teenagers stuck in their town, to National Guard soldiers looking for roadside bombs in Afghanistan, to 23-year-old veterans dealing with the silent war wounds of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD.

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Dater, Alan
Home To Tibet
(55 minutes)

HOME TO TIBET documents the return of the Tibetan stone mason, Sonam Lama, to his homeland for the first time since his escape 12 years earlier.

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Taking Root
(80 minutes)

TAKING ROOT tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.

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The World In Claires Classroom
(89 minutes)

THE WORLD IN CLAIRE'S CLASSROOM documents a veteran public school teacher's extraordinary vision of teaching children how to appreciate diversity, how to respect themselves and others, and how to work together. Beginning with what the children know, Claire Olgesby moves gently with the students to discover the riches of a different culture. The film captures a genuine, unselfconscious learning experience.

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Video-file DaterAlan_TheWorldInClairesClassroom.mp4
Davenport, Reid
A Cerebral Game, 2017
(7 minutes)

Baseball was so much more than a game for Reid Davenport when he was growing up. It was about belonging and being a teammate, despite having cerebral palsy. In this intimately personal film, Reid explores the parallel between his adolescent loneliness and his ultimate rejection of the game he loved.

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Ramped Up, 2017
(17 minutes)

In its 25 years of existence, the Americans with Disabilities Act has been both hailed as a monumental law that ensures equality for people with disabilities, as well as called an enabler of frivolous lawsuits. The tension between both sides is explored through following a retired firefighter with a disability who has filed approximately 60 ADA lawsuits and a business owner with a disability who was sued under the law.

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Wheelchair Diaries, 2017
(27 minutes)

When Reid Davenport was discouraged from studying abroad during his junior year of college based on his disability, he was more than a bit surprised. Davenport decided to travel with a cameraperson throughout Europe, documenting the lives of Europeans with disabilities and exploring the social impact of inaccessibility.

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Video-file DavenportReid_WheelchairDiaries.mp4
Davis, Erin
The Land, 2015
(24 minutes)

The Land (2015) is a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in The Land, a Welsh "adventure" playground. At The Land children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own. Produced by Associate Producers: Darell Hammond, Simon Rix, Russel Simmons & Leslie Tervo.

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de Onis, Paco
Living Broke In Boom Times, 2007
(73 minutes)

In 1989, Skylight Pictures began to document poor Americans fighting to end poverty. They made three films about it. Three activists who were there now look back at condensed versions of those films and share the lessons they learned.

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The Reckoning, 2009
(95 minutes)

A David and Goliath battle of titanic proportions unfolds as International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo faces down warlords, genocidal dictators and world superpowers in his struggle to tame the Wild West of global conflict zones and bring perpetrators of crimes against humanity to justice. Produced by Paco de Onís.

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Video-file DeonisPaco_The Reckoning.mp4
Mother Tongue, 2015
(19 minutes)

MOTHER TONGUE chronicles the first time a documentary film about Guatemalan genocide was translated and dubbed into the indigenous language Maya-Ixil. Told from the perspective of Matilde Terraza, an emerging Ixil leader and the translation project's coordinator, MOTHER TONGUE illuminates the resilience of the Ixil community—5.5% of whom were killed during the armed conflict in the 1980s. Produced by Paco de Onís.

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Video-file DeonisPaco_Mother Tongue.mp4
500 Years, 2017
(108 minutes)

500 YEARS tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history from the genocide trial of former dictator General Rios Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Perez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 YEARS tells the story from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and their struggles in their country's growing fight against impunity. Produced by Pamela Yates.

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When The Mountains Tremble, 2017
(83 minutes)

When the Mountains Tremble (1982) introduced indigenous rights leader Rigoberta Menchú as the storyteller in her role to expose repression during Guatemala's brutal armed conflict. Winner of the Special Jury Award at Sundance, the film was seen worldwide and translated into 10 languages. It helped put Menchú on the world stage and 10 years later she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Produced by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy.

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de Onis, Paco; Shaffer, Debrah
Witness to War, 1985
(30 minutes)

One man's journey of conscience from Vietnam to El Salvador, Witness to War is the Academy Award winning story of Dr. Charlie Clements who was a pilot in Vietnam until he refused further combat missions. Stripped of his military identity, Charlie Clements dedicated his life to non-violence and healing, ultimately tending to the wounded behind rebel lines in El Salvador. A personal testament to the enduring tragedy of war as relevant in our times as it was then, this new edition includes a soul-searching return to El Salvador with Dr. Clements. Produced by Paco de Onís.

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de Onis, Paco; Yates, Pamela
State of Fear, 2005
(94 minutes)

How can an open society balance demands for security with democracy? Based on the findings of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, State of Fear follows events in Peru, yet serves as a cautionary tale for a nation like the United States. Filmmakers Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onis masterfully blend personal testimony, history and archival footage to tell the story of escalating violence in the Andean nation and how the fear of terror undermined their democracy, making Peru a virtual dictatorship where official corruption replaced the rule of law. Terrorist attacks by Shining Path insurgents provoked a military occupation of the countryside. Military justice replaced civil authority, widespread abuses by the Peruvian Army went unpunished, and the terrorism continued to spread. Nearly 70,000 civilians eventually died at the hands of Shining Path and the Peruvian military. Produced by Paco de Onís.

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Granito, 2011
(82 minutes)

Sometimes a film makes history; it doesn't just document it. So it is with "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator", the astonishing film by Pamela Yates. Part political thriller, part memoir, Yates transports us back in time through a riveting, haunting tale of genocide and returns to the present with a cast of characters joined by destiny and the quest to bring a malevolent dictator to justice. As if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, our characters become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny grain of sand, to the epic tale. Produced by Paco de Onís.

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Disruption, 2014
(84 minutes)

DISRUPTION explores a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to eradicate poverty by empowering women on government assistance programs in Colombia, Peru and Brazil to "save their way out of poverty." The film interweaves women's testimonies to the transformative power of financial education with the story of Fundación Capital (winners of the 2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship), a group of dynamic activist-economists that believes when you invest in women you change society. As women share how economic empowerment led to their growth as local political figures, entrepreneurs, and peer-educators, we follow the team at Fundación Capital while they strive to bring their successful grassroots model to millions more women across the region, collaborating with governments and big banks in order to do so. In a time when many of the world's problems seem intractable, the stories of the characters in DISRUPTION show us how society can be transformed for the better through community-led change. Produced by Paco de Onís.

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Rebel Citizen, 2015
(76 minutes)

Pamela Yates' latest documentary, REBEL CITIZEN takes you on a revelatory tour of two time Oscar winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler's political documentary work, letting the veteran artist and activist share his vision of how to be a citizen in the world. Created for the Cinéma du Réel festival in Paris, the film was selected for the New York Film Festival in a surprise development and had its world premiere October 6th 2015. Produced by Paco de Onís.

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Doroshwalther, Blair
Out In The Night, 2014
(75 minutes)

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a 'Gang of Killer Lesbians'. Produced by Giovanna Chesler, Mridu Chandra, Yoruba Richen.

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Dwyer, Alicia
Nine To Ninety, 2013
(29 minutes)

Nine To Ninety is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, where they relish time with their young granddaughter Jacqueline. But as the family struggles to make ends meet and the grandparents' health problems escalate, Phyllis becomes determined to free her daughter from the burden of caring for everyone from nine to ninety. When Phyllis makes a difficult decision to move 3,000 miles away to live with their other daughter, she faces parting from Joe, her husband of 62 years. While Joe has become resigned to his ailments, Phyllis yearns to live with agency and independence even with limited resources, and the couple's surprising choices ignite bigger conversations about how to age with dignity. Produced by Producer - Juli Vizza, Co-producer - Michael Dwyer.

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Elliott, Alice
The Collector Of Bedford Street, 2005
(34 minutes)

The Collector of Bedford Street is an Academy Award® nominated short documentary that follows the filmmaker's 60 year old neighbor, Larry Selman, a community activist and fundraiser who has an intellectual disability. Every year, Larry collects thousands of dollars for charities while living at the poverty line. When Larry's primary caregiver becomes unable to care for him, his New York City neighborhood community rallies together to protect his independent lifestyle by establishing an adult trust fund in his behalf.

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Body And Soul, 2008
(40 minutes)

Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy, directed by Academy Award-nominee Alice Elliott, is a look at an unusual, symbiotic relationship between two people some would call profoundly disabled. Two of the country's most remarkable advocates for people with disabilities, Diana Braun, who has Down Syndrome, and Kathy Conour, who has cerebral palsy, met three decades ago and vowed to fight to live independent lives. Told in an intimate vérité style, the film is a story of a compelling and creative friendship, as Diana and Kathy model a grand experiment in independent living.

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Video-file ElliottAlice_BodyAndSoul.mp4
Entine, Sara
Read Me Differently, 2009
(56 minutes)

A shock of recognition in social work school leads award-winning filmmaker Sarah Entine to explore how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have impacted three generations in her family, starting with her own struggles. With surprising candor, vulnerability and even a touch of humor, Read Me Differently reveals the strain of misunderstood learning differences on family relationships. It is a unique film that will generate thoughtful discussion whether in a classroom setting, work environment or at home with family members and friends. Produced by Sarah Entine.

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Video-file EntineSara_ReadMeDifferently.mp4
Epperlein, Karina
Voices From Inside, 1996
(60 minutes)

Inside a federal women's prison a German born theater artist encourages a racially mixed circle of women to find their own voices through poetry and creative expression, and meets their children on the outside. The prisoners share their life stories and experiences of prison life. Voices from Inside shatters stereotypes about crime, criminals and race. An inspiring experiment in breaking the walls with Produced by Karina Epperlein.

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Video-file EpperleinKarina_VoicesFromInside.mp4
Esaki, John
Yuki Shimoda: Asian American Actor, 1985
(30 minutes)

Yuki Shimoda: Asian American Actor celebrates the thirty-year acting career of the late Yuki Shimoda, reflecting his achievements and career disappointments typical of the minority actor. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Farinella, Samantha
Hunting In Wartime, 2015
(66 minutes)

Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese civilians, readjusting to civilian life, and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting affects of war on individuals, families and communities. Produced by Samantha Farinella, Christie George, Erin Greenwell and Sonya Gray.

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Video-file Farinella_Samantha_Hunting_in_Wartime.mp4
Ferrero, Pat
Quilts In Women's Lives, 1981
(28 minutes)

A series of first person portraits of seven quilt makers, including a Mennonite, a Bulgarian immigrant, an African American, and two mid Western sisters. They provide insights into the inspiration for their work and reveal their passion and love for an art form that reflects their values and philosophy of life. Produced by Pat Ferrero.

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Video-file FerreroPat_QuiltsInWomen'sLives.mp4
Hopi Songs Of The Fourth World, 1983
(57 minutes)

Hopi: Songs of the Fourth World is a compelling study of the Hopi that captures their deep spirituality and reveals their integration of art and daily life. Amidst the beautiful images of Hopi land and life, a variety of Hopi--a farmer, religious elder, grandmother, painter, potter and weaver--speak about the preservation of the Hopi way. Produced by Producer Pat Ferrero, Associate Producer Pat Burke.

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Video-file FerreroPat_HopiSongsOfTheFourthWorld.mp4
Hearts And Hands, 1988
(60 minutes)

The film chronicles the lives of ordinary women as well as individuals such as Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Keckley, Frances Willard and Abigail Scott Duniway through the great 19th century events: industrialization, abolition, the Civil War, westward movement, temperance and suffrage. For nineteenth century women, quilts were the podium, the pulpit and the judges' gavel, which their society denied them. Their quilts speak the language of abolition, patriotism, politics, social justice and westward expansion. Produced by Producer Pat Ferrero, Associate Producer Julie Silber.

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Video-file FerreroPat_HeartsAndHands.mp4
Fishel, Deirdre
Still Doing It, 2004
(54 minutes)

Flying in the face of this culture's extreme ageism, Still Doing It explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white; nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sex and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. Outspoken for their generation, these women mark a sea change. Women over 65 have been the fastest growing part of the population for decades, but with boomers turning 65, the number of older women is skyrocketing. Still Doing It looks at this society's complex relationship to women and aging with surprising and revelatory results.

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The Boy Game, 2012
(16 minutes)

The Boy Game tackles bullying among boys at its core:the culture of toughness and silence boys live by. Targets need to be protected, absolutely, but rather than vilify bullies, The Boy Game looks to unpack the the complex dynamics that lead some boys to bully and the majority to stand watching in silent conflict.Michael Kimmel, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of Manhood in Americasays, "If the conversation about bullying is going to advance this is the project that will help us advance it."

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Sperm Donor X
(56 minutes)

It's not like most little girls think "oh I can't wait to grow up and pick my sperm over the Internet." But the truth is right now only 6% of American children will grow up in a "traditional family" and we're lucky to have some of the best reproductive options worldwide. Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind the scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they go on a trip they never imagined--to try to have children solo using donor sperm.

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Video-file FishelDeirdre_SpermDonorX.mp4
Frankenstein, Ellen
Tracing Roots, 2014
(35 minutes)

A heartfelt glimpse into the world of Haida elder and weaver, Delores Churchill and a discussion generating documentary about the multilayered meaning of an object.

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Video-file FrankensteinEllen_TracingRoots.mp4
Frick, Ellen
Another Side Of Peace, 2004
(60 minutes)

Roni Hirshenzon is a 60-year-old Israeli man who has suffered as much as any parent can imagine. Both of his sons are dead. Each died at the age of 19 as a direct result of the conflict in the region. Putting hatred and anger aside, Roni co-founded the Parents Circle, a support group for bereaved families, Israelis and Palestinians together. Another Side of Peace follows Roni's efforts to reach reconciliation and to come to terms with the deaths of his sons. He works with his Palestinian partners to connect with other bereaved families in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Their message is simple: No More Death. Another Side of Peace provides a provocative and intimate look at the human side of the conflict, and the healing power of communication and reconciliation. This story reminds us that humanity can supersede politics.

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Patriot Guard Riders, 2011
(73 minutes)

Patriot Guard Riders takes us on a solemn ride to funerals of soldiers killed in action. Our guides are a 250,000-strong motorcycle group that formed to protect grieving families from harassment by a hate group. The riders escort fallen soldiers from airfield to grave, and form a protective shield of honor and respect. Soldiers are dying and families are suffering. The film reveals an unlikely but powerful bond between the riders, the grieving families and the military. Their stories chronicle a new kind of patriotism in America, where we honor the troops even if we don't believe in the war.

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Video-file FrickEllen_PatriotGuardRiders.mp4
Friedman, Bonnie
Chrisand Bernie, 1974
(25 minutes)

Chris and Bernie is an intimate portrait of two 25 year old women, both working and divorced with young children.

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Flashettes, 1975
(20 minutes)

Focusing on their hopes and aspirations,this upbeat film movingly shows how the rigorous training helps to produce more than just muscle, but a positive self-identity and pride. A young man returns to his community after college and decides to do something about the alcoholism, drugs and teen pregnancies he sees everywhere. He starts a girls track club for ages 6-16, and instilling the spirit of "I CAN", The Flashettes becomes more than a team, but a second family, building self-confidence and self-respect for its

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The Last To Know, 1981
(45 minutes)

Nearly one half of the estimated ten million alcoholics in the country are women, yet their special problems are totally ignored. Concealed by families, protected by friends and physicians, these women are kept invisible. They themselves are often The Last to Know. This extraordinary film speaks directly to these women by sensitively focusing on four intimate stories and shows how the medical community, the media and the values of society at large actually perpetuate alcoholism and prescription drug abuse in women.

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Video-file FriedmanBonnie_TheLastToKnow.mp4
Garrison, Andrew
Third Ward TX, 2007
(55 minutes)

Two decades ago, a step ahead of the demolition crews, African-American artists board-up two blocks of abandoned houses in inner-city Houston, painting on the boards for a guerilla art exhibit. They stay to become an internationally-recognized model for community renewal and local transformation, "Project Row Houses". This is a slice of the story of Project Row Houses and their MacArthur "Genius Award" winning creative director, Rick Lowe, as their success attracts deep-pocket developers, and threatens to destroy what has been achieved. Their creative response to this new challenge surprises many—become a developer be a champion for the neighborhood. Produced by Nancy Bless, Noland Walker, Andrew Garrison.

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Video-file GarrisonAndrew_THIRDWARDTX.mp4
Gilomen, Jen
Deep Down, 2010
(58 minutes)

Beverly and Terry grew up like kin on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky. Now in their fifties, the two find themselves in the midst of a debate dividing their community and the world: who controls, consumes, and benefits from our planet's shrinking supply of natural resources? While Beverly organizes her neighbors to stop Miller Brothers Coal from advancing into her hollow, Terry considers signing away the mining rights to his backyard—a decision that could destroy both of their homes. This tale of social change examines the environmental, human, and cultural impacts of our actions. Produced by Jen Gilomen & Sally Rubin.

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Life On The Line, 2015
(27 minutes)

Life on the Line follows a year in the life of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez as she and her family await the visa that will allow them to return to the United States after unforeseen circumstances trap them in the border-town of Nogales, Mexico. Produced by Jen Gilomen & Sally Rubin.

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Gold, Tami
Passionate Politics, 2010
(58 minutes)

Passionate Politics tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.

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Goldman, Michal
At Home In Utopia, 2008
(57 minutes)

They wanted to change the American dream. At Home in Utopia is the story of three decades, two generations, and one cooperative apartment house built in the 1920s by immigrants, factory workers and Communists.

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Goldsmith, Rick
Most Dangerous Man, 1996
(111 minutes)

Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Seldes's written words read by Edward Asner. The Academy-Award-nominated Tell The Truth and Run, is the dramatic story of muckraking journalist George Seldes, and a piercing look at censorship and suppression in America's news media. Produced by Rick Goldsmith.

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Tell The Truth and Run, 2010
(94 minutes)

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.The Most Dangerous Man in America is a riveting story of how one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court-- a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. Produced by Rick Goldsmith, Judith Ehrlich.

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Mind Game, 2015
(57 minutes)

Mind/Game's portrait of "the female Michael Jordan," from troubled family life to basketball superstardom, reveals a long-hidden battle with mental illness. But even as Holdsclaw begins to embrace her emotional challenges and emerge as an outspoken mental health advocate, she encounters new obstacles to her own recovery. Narrated by Glenn Close. Produced by Rick Goldsmith.

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Goldsmith, Rick; Ginzberg, Abby
Everyday Heroes, 2001
(120 minutes)

Everyday Heroes takes a behind-the-headlines look at a diverse group of young adults who give a year of their lives through a San Francisco area AmeriCorps program to tutor and mentor needy kids. Despite their good intentions, they are confronted by a host of obstacles, including a racial divide that threatens to thwart their efforts. While documenting a year both turbulent and exhilarating, the film reveals the hopes and dreams, successes and setbacks of a group of individuals--potentially tomorrow's leaders-- searching for their place in the world and trying, against odds, to make a difference. Produced by Abby Ginzberg, Rick Goldsmith.

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Everyday Heroes, 2001
(59 minutes)

Everyday Heroes takes a behind-the-headlines look at a diverse group of young adults who give a year of their lives through a San Francisco area AmeriCorps program to tutor and mentor needy kids. Despite their good intentions, they are confronted by a host of obstacles, including a racial divide that threatens to thwart their efforts. While documenting a year both turbulent and exhilarating, the film reveals the hopes and dreams, successes and setbacks of a group of individuals--potentially tomorrow's leaders-- searching for their place in the world and trying, against odds, to make a difference. Produced by Abby Ginzberg, Rick Goldsmith.

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Video-file GoldsmithRick_EverydayHeroes_59mins.mp4
Gossels, Lisa
My So Called Enemy, 2010
(89 minutes)

Spanning seven years, "My So-Called Enemy" follows six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a cross-cultural women's leadership program in the U.S. called Building Bridges for Peace. This heart and mind-opening film, from Emmy Award-winning director Lisa Gossels (The Children of Chabannes), documents how the young women's transformative experience of knowing their "enemies" as human beings meets with the realities of their lives back home in the Middle East. Through the coming-of-age narratives of Adi, Gal, Hanin, Inas, Rawan and Rezan, audiences see how creating relationships across personal, political, cultural, religious and geographic borders are first steps towards resolving conflict. "My So-Called Enemy" presents the complexities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through a human lens, and the possibility and hope that come from listening to each others stories. Produced by Produced by Lisa Gossels and Eden Wurmfeld, Co-Producer Justin Schein.

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Green, Cheryl
Who Am I To Stop It, 2016
(86 minutes)

Three everyday people with traumatic brain injury disabilities use arts to reconnect to a sense of identity, self-pride, and community and to assert their agency and self-advocacy. This feature-length documentary centers the artists' narratives with compassion and honesty, creating complex portraits that go beyond the medical aspects of brain injury that typically dominate educational media on the topic.

This film contains mature themes and adult language. Audio Description available on DVD and New Day Streaming.

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Herold, Kara
Bachelorette 34, 2009
(30 min)

Kara's mother is obsessed with getting her daughter married. Kara, a single artist and filmmaker in San Francisco, has her doubts. Through the microcosm of her often hilarious interactions with her mom, KaraHerold's Bachelorette, 34 examines the pressure society puts on women to find "Mr. Right." Produced by Kara Herold.

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Herring, Christie
The Campaign, 2013
(56 minutes)

THE CAMPAIGN follows the people behind California's historic No-on-8 campaign to defend same-sex marriage through exclusive behind the scenes footage, interwoven with the national history of same-sex relationship recognition since the 1950s.

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Hershfield, Joanne
The Gillian Film, 2006
(44 minutes)

The Gillian Film is a moving portrait of an exceptional young woman who works at a local veterinary clinic, rides horses, takes dance classes, and is developmentally disabled. The film shares the difficulties and joys of both raising and being a person whose abilities are in constant and productive tension with her distinctive thought styles and cognitive capacities. Ultimately, however, through an examination of one life defined a different, The Gillian Film explores how we might transform our understanding of the meaning and worth of people with developmental disabilities. Produced by Joanne Hershfield.

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Men Are Human Women Are Buffalo, 2008
(29 minutes)

A country that is promoted to western tourists as a fairytale land of beautiful beaches, pristine countryside, cheap vacations, and a thriving sex trade industry, Thailand is also one of the developing countries with the highest incidence of violence against women. Approximately 44 percent of women in Thailand have indicated that they have suffered sexual, physical, and emotional abuse by a partner or a stranger. While these five stories are culturally specific, their commonality with the experiences of other women will provoke productive discussions about incidence of violence against women around the world. Produced by Joanne Hershfield.

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These Are Our Children, 2010
(55 minutes)

These Are Our Children reveals how the devastating effects of poverty, HIV/AIDs, and violence on Kenyan children are successfully being reduced through grassroots interventions. Over 300,000 children live on the streets Nairobi, stealing, begging, and prostituting themselves for food and money and more than one million children in Kenya have been affected by the HIV-AIDs crisis. Yet, through hope and hard work, we learn from the children and the adults they work with that schools and grass-root organizations are creating a future in which all children can realize their dreams to be teachers, pilots, doctors, generals, and world-famous soccer players. Produced by Joanne Hershfield.

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Mama C Urban Warrior In The African Bush, 2012
(53 minutes)

A former member of the Kansas City Black Panther Party, Mama C, a poet, musician, artist, and community activist, has lived for over forty years as an "urban warrior in the African Bush"; in the Tanzanian village of Imbaseni. As she writes in one of her published poems: "in my freshly-landed, just-got-off-the-boat enthusiasm of living in Africa, I tried to blend, to melt, homogenize, disappear, erase, the essence of what made me who I am, an African, who grew up in and was molded by the 'hoods' of America, and I almost lost myself." Produced by Joanne Hershfield.

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Hessman, Robin
My Perestroika, 2010
(87 minutes)

When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities. An intimate epic about the extraordinary lives of this last Soviet generation, Robin Hessman's feature documentary tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of Glasnost, and reached adulthood just as the world changed around them. Through candid first-person testimony, revealing verité footage, and vintage home movies from her subjects, Hessman, who spent many years living in Moscow, reveals a Russia rarely ever seen on film, where people are frank about their lives and forthcoming about their country. Engaging, funny, and positively inspiring, in My Perestroika politics is personal, honesty overshadows ideology, and history progresses one day, one life at a time. Produced by Rachel Wexler, Robin Hessman.

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Hill, Isabel
Made In Brooklyn, 1993
(55 minutes)

The compelling stories of factories that flourish in Brooklyn, NY, challenge the notion that manufacturing is dead in America. Workers reveal how their jobs bring not only regular pay checks, but meaningful relationships, enhanced self-esteem, and pride in themselves and their products. Made in Brooklyn has lessons about the economy for the entire nation. Produced by Isabel Hill.

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Brooklyn Matters, 2007
(60 minutes)

Brooklyn Matters is a riveting look at how big real estate, politics, community voices, and the desperate need for jobs and housing clash in one of the largest development proposals in the history of New York City. The film poses vital, timely questions that are relevant to cities across the country: What is the proper use of eminent domain? What role does environmental and economic justice play in government-sponsored projects? Who represents the community? Should traffic-intensive projects be approved without mandatory mitigation measures? Should taxpayer money go to acquire private property for a sports area? What and who determines if an area is "blighted?" Does the public have a right to know about the use of public finances in large-scale real estate projects? Brooklyn Matters brings a depth of expert commentary to the debate and introduces many important community voices that have struggled to be heard on this project. This film's exploration of the risks that come with a concentration of power is important for anyone concerned with who has a voice and who has a vote in shaping the future of our cities. Produced by Isabel Hill.

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Blind Faith, 2016
(53 minutes)

Blind Faith follows the stirring personal journey, both intimate and universal, of a man coming to terms with his disability and struggling with the roles of father, husband, and successful entrepreneur, breaking through the myths of blindness and broadening our understanding of the complex hidden realities facing the blind community.

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Huang, Kathy
Tales Of The Waria, 2011
(56 minutes)

Indonesia is home to the world's largest Muslim population. It is also home to the "warias," a community of biological men who live openly as women. In this eye-opening PBS documentary, four warias search for romance and intimacy. They encounter a host of obstacles-- family pressures, economic burdens, aging-- but strive to stay true to themselves and to find lasting companionship. Shot over three years with the local queer community serving as story consultants and film crew members, the film provides an unprecedented look into topics rarely discussed in Western media: Indonesia, Islamic culture, and the daily life and struggles of transgender communities around the world. Produced by Kathy Huang.

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Jennings, Katie
The Red Pines, 2003
(12 minutes)

The Red Pines, a short film for university and K-12 classrooms, explores the Japanese American community on Puget Sound's Bainbridge Island. It shows the cultural forces that enabled many of its members to return and rebuild their lives after exile and incarceration by their own government during World War II.

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Teachings Tree People, 2006
(58 minutes)

Bruce Miller is a Skokomish spiritual leader who nourished a renaissance of art and culture in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He's a master of Skokomish basketry, weaving and cedar-mat making, oral history and storytelling. Knowledgeable in topics as diverse as medicinal herbs and ceremonial protocol, Bruce is a Renaissance man and a leader in the movement to bring back native art and culture in the Northwest and beyond. The National Endowment for the Arts honored him with the National Heritage Fellowship for this work. He's also known as "uncle" to the many apprentices who discover their own dormant strengths as they learn to practice cultural traditions at his side.Teachings of the Tree People chronicles Bruce's childhood on the Skokomish reservation; his young adulthood in college, in war, and with a national theater company; and his return home to lead a cultural renaissance. With the help of apprentices, he strips tree bark and annoints it with natural dyes, grows and prepares medicines, weaves with wool and cedar, and prepares wild foods for a community Ceremony of First Foods.Four is an important number in Indian country. It's the number of the seasons and the number of cardinal directions. It's also the number of times one is expected to listen to a story to really begin to hear it. Bruce tells his own bittersweet tale of cultural knowledge in four chapters that grow, branch, interconnect and reach toward the sky. Produced by Katie Jennings.

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Jensen, Christian
White Earth, 2014
(19 minutes)

"White Earh is an Oscar® Nominated portrait of an oil boom through a child's eyes. Thousands of souls flock to America's Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields. Three children and an immigrant mother brave a cruel winter and reflect on the challenges and opportunities of life in the nation's biggest oil rush. Produced by J. Christian Jensen.

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Kaneko, Ann
Against The Grain, 2008
(65 minutes)

In 1989, Alfredo Marquéz used an image of Mao in an artwork. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. For every artist, the need to create and be heard is as basic as food and shelter. But what happens when you live in a country where the state clamps down on free thinkers, forcing artists to censor themselves? Four Peruvian visual artists, including Marquéz, defy this tyranny through their work and ignite change, challenging ordinary people to speak out. Spanning two decades of corrupt governments and inept leaders, this film tells the story of these inspiring artists.

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Kantayya, Shalini
Catching The Sun, 2016
(73 minutes)

Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry. With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy?

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Khan, Sofian
Gaucho Del Norte
(57 minutes)

Far from his family in Chile, sheepherder Eraldo Pacheco must endure harsh conditions and loneliness in the high desert and isolated mountain pastures of the American west as he strives for a better life for his family. This immersive documentary offers a lyrical meditation on what it means to be an immigrant.

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Kondo, Alan
…I Told You So, 1974
(18 minutes)

…I Told You So weaves scenes of Japanese American poet and professor Lawson Inada's life with his writings. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Kubo, Duane
City City, 1974
(12 minutes)

The vibrancy of the City of Los Angeles is expressed by an intricate interweaving of optical print effects and an eclectic soundtrack. This experimental narrative piece offers an abstract view of a contemporary city and the people who inhabit it. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Cruisin J-Town, 1975
(24 minutes)

Cruisin' J-Town celebrates the music and influences of contemporary Asian American culture on Dan Kuramoto, June Okida Kuramoto, and Johnny Mori — three musicians who make up the core of the jazz fusion band Hiroshima. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Lagarde, Charlotte
Heart of Sea, 2002
(54 minutes)

Hailed as "remarkable" by Teacher Librarian and "enthusiastically recommended" by Video Librarian, Heart of the Sea is a breathtaking portrait of surf legend Rell "Kapolioka'ehukai" Sunn, founding member of the Women's Professional Surfing Association and beloved breast cancer activist. With exhilarating water scenes and captivating archival footage of surf culture, Heart of the Sea is an important look at Hawaii's integral part of America's rich cultural heritage.

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Lau, Pat; Miller, Don
To Be Me: Tony Quon, 1973
(10 minutes)

Tony, an active ten-year-old Chinese immigrant, describes adjusting to an American school. Tony describes his first impressions of "strange new classrooms", as the film journeys with him through Los Angeles. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Leland, Andrea
The Long Road Home, 1993
(30 minutes)

During the 1980's, the CIA backed the Guatemalan government's efforts to destroy the resistance movement that was growing among the indigenous Maya peoples. Human rights organizations around the world condemned the army's "scorch and burn" policy, whereby the government backed militia razed over indigenous 200 villages along the Mexican / Guatemalan border in their attempts to crush the guerillas. Thousands of Maya fled across the border into Mexico seeking refuge and to save their lives.

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The Garifuna Journey, 1998
(46 minutes)

A first voice testimony celebrating the resiliency of the Garifuna people and their traditions. Shot entirely in Belize, the filmmakers worked closely with Garifuna tradition bearers, anthropologists and cultural activists during the research, scripting, production and editing phases of this project. The documentary resulting from this "outsider and insider" collaboration is the first of its kind, one that captures the triumph of spirit of the Garifuna people. Descendants of African and Carib-Indian ancestors, the Garifuna fought to maintain their homeland and resisted slavery. For this love of freedom, they were exiled by the British in 1797. Despite exile and subsequent Diaspora, their traditional culture survives today. It is a little known story that deserves its place in the annals of the African Diaspora. In authentic Garifuna voices, this documentary presents the history, the language, food, music, dance and spirituality of the Garifuna culture. It is a celebratory documentary, with engaging scenes of fishing, cooking, dancing, cassava preparation, thatching a temple, spiritual ritual, ritual music and dance all demonstrating the Garifuna link to the Carib-African past. Produced by Andrea E. Leland & Kathy Berger.

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Video-file LelandAndrea_TheGarifunaJourney.mp4
Jamesie King of Scratch, 2006
(70 minutes)

Award-winning filmmaker Andrea E. Leland collaborated with James Brewster to create a 70-minute documentary and archiving project. The result of their collaboration is a spirited musical journey to the Caribbean focusing on Scratch band music (also known as Quelbe) , an indigenous, grass-roots form of folk music from the Virgin Islands that was recently declared the "official" music of the Virgin Islands. 79-year old James Brewster, the central character of this documentary, is an uncompromising, humorous, and provocative musician known for his playful compositions and lively performances and is the legendary "King of Scratch".This engaging documentary includes performances by Jamesie and the All-Stars at a St. Croix nightclub; an agricultural fair on St. Croix; the World Music Festival and the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago; the Lotus Music Festival in Bloomington, Indiana; jamming with his friends; and performing and teaching in Denmark. Interspersed with these performances is more intimate footage of Jamesie talking with other musicians about the historical significance of the music and explaining how he came to create some of his songs and footage at his home revealing his more personal side . The documentary celebrates Scratch band music and one of it's most legendary performers. It provides a unique opportunity to view up close and personal the US Virgin Islands' deep-rooted musical tradition. Produced by Andea Leland.

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Yurumein, 2014
(50 minutes)

YURUMEIN (your-o-main) is an important UNTOLD STORY of Carib/Garifuna resistance against slavery that deserves its place in the annals of the African Diaspora. The film recounts the painful past of the Caribs on St Vincent and the extermination of scores of their ancestors at the hands of the British, while building an intimate portrait of Garifuna culture in-transition today. We are given firsthand accounts from both Carib descendants who remain on the island of St Vincent and voices of returning descendants whose ancestors were exiled to Central America—where Garifuna traditional culture was able to survive and flourish.When members of the Diaspora are first reunited and make a collective pilgrimage to the sacred site of Balliceaux (where the genocide occurred) the film reveals the beginnings of a movement among Garifuna people to revitalize traditional language, music, dance, and ritual. This scene features the Garifuna National Folkloric Ballet of Honduras. As Garifuna from around the world come together to remember and celebrate the lives and resilience of their shared ancestors, they also begin to discover possibility and hope for the future of Garifuna culture and a greater worldwide community. The film includes original music by Garifuna artists: Andy Palacio and Rhodel Castillo. Additional music by Abuza from St. Vincent. Original artwork by Garifuna artist Greg Palacio. Produced by Andrea E. Leland.

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Video-file LelandAndrea_Yurumein.mp4
Li, Yoyo
Under The Same Sky, 2017
(19 minutes)

During the Chinese government's national campaign on "equal" education, discover the different reality of a city versus a countryside boy as they both go to school.

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Lieff, Judy
Deaf Jam, 2010
(70 minutes)

"Poetry, friendship and respect transcend politics; delightful and endearing, utilizing upbeat music and clever graphics, Deaf Jam immerses us in the richness and complexity of deaf culture and gives us a unique perspective into a world so vibrant, so diverse, it may forever change the way we see the non-hearing." Produced by Judy Lieff.

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Liem, Deann Borshay
First Person Plural, 2000
(60 minutes)

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and sent from Korea to her new home in California. There the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated, until recurring dreams led her to investigate her own past, and she discovered that her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Borshay Liem embarks on a heartfelt journey in this acclaimed film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for an Emmy for Best Director, First Person Plural is a poignant essay on family, loss and the reconciling of two identities. Produced by Producer: Deann Borshay Liem Executive Producer: Vivian Kleiman.

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In The Matter Of Cha Jung Hee, 2010
(62 minutes)

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee follows acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem as she returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. Traversing the landscapes of memory, amnesia and identity, while also uncovering layers of misinformation in her adoption, this moving and provocative film probes the ethics of international adoptions and reveals the cost of living with someone else's identity. Part mystery, part personal odyssey, it raises fundamental questions about who we are…and who we could be but for the hands of fate. Produced by Charlotte Lagarde.

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Video-file BorshayLiemDeann_InTheMatterOfChaJungHee.mp4
Lipman, Mark
To Have and To Hold, 1981
(20 minutes)

The first documentary to examine the problem of wife abuse through the man's experience of it. Composed primarily of interviews with men who have assaulted their wives and lovers, this classic film explores the personal and societal attitudes that lead men to do violence to those nearest them. It also examines the changes in attitudes that are essential for men to stop their violent behavior. Why do men beat their wives? How common is woman abuse? How do violent men perceive their own violence? At what point will men who batter seek help? Is it possible for violent men to change? To Have and to Holdaddresses all these questions and probes issues that touch all men's lives: the need to control a situation; the use of violence as an accepted means of solving problems; the training to dominate women; and the inability to feel and express emotions. Produced by Mark Lipman.

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Finding Our Way, 1989
(38 minutes)

The men range in Finding Our Way age from twenty-seven to seventy-one and come from a variety of backgrounds: a writer, an insurance agent, a clergyman and the owner of a dry cleaning store. They are heterosexual, gay and bisexual. Finding Our Way is a first step toward creating new role models and moving beyond the stereotypes surrounding male sexuality. The program helps men feel less afraid of closeness with other men and encourages both men and women to talk more openly about their sexuality. Note: See companion video: Embracing Our Sexuality Produced by Mark Lipman.

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Holding Ground, 1996
(58 minutes)

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative went on to gain national recognition as residents fought to close down illegal dumps, gain unprecedented control of land from City Hall and create a comprehensive plan to rebuild the fabric of their community. Through the voices of committed residents, activists and city officials, this moving documentary shows how a Boston neighborhood was able to create and carry out its own agenda for change. Produced by Mark Lipman, Leah Mahan.

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Father's Day, 2003
(38 minutes)

Filmmaker Mark Lipman looks back at the impact of his father's death over thirty years ago and uncovers more than he bargained for. What begins as a personal memorial to his father evolves into a moving exploration of grief and depression, the vagaries of memory and the veneer of family normalcy. Haunted by his inability to prevent his father's death at age 17, the making of this film came to span twenty years as Lipman tried to construct an image of his father from relatives' memories and psychiatric records unearthed from hospital archives. The film circles around to become an inquiry into his own life – the choices he has made and how his father's life resonates within his own. Using evocative home movies and poetic imagery, Father's Dayallows the viewer to become immersed in intimate conversations about death, suicide, mental illness and the choices that went into the creation of a family. There are no easy answers or tidy conclusions and so the film creates an unusual space for viewers to reflect upon their own lives. Produced by Mark Lipman.

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Video-file LipmanMark_Father's Day.mp4
Gaining Ground, 2012
(58 minutes)

Foreclosures. Unemployment. Childhood poverty. All these problems have hit American cities hard since the Great Recession. Gaining Ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has stemmed the tide against enormous odds. Produced by Christine Herbes-Sommers.

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Streets of Dreams, 2013
(16 minutes)

Streets of Dreams presents inspiring portraits of grassroots activists in communities of color who are using a community land trust to preserve affordable housing and promote development without the displacement of longtime residents. Produced by Helen S. Cohen Mark Lipman.

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Arc of Justice, 2016
(22 minutes)

Arc of Justice traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. and the struggle for racial justice and economic empowerment among African Americans in southwest Georgia. NCI was created in 1969 by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in Albany, Georgia to help secure economic independence for African American families. For fifteen years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6000 acres of land despite racist attacks and refusals by federal agencies to provide grants or loans. Its land was lost to foreclosure in 1985, but 25 years later NCI was given new life as a result of a successful class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of African American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Produced by Helen S. Cohen Mark Lipman.

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Embracing Our Sexuality
(45 minutes)

A fascinating look into the conversations of nine women who gather together for a weekend to talk about sex. The women range in age from 21 to 71 and come from diverse racial backgrounds and sexual orientations. In this intimate video produced, directed and recorded by women, we see the openness and warmth that evolves as the women share their questions, experiences and concerns. The women talk frankly about sexual orientation, menstruation, masturbation, sexual fantasies, orgasms and the effect of AIDS and sexual abuse on their lives. Both serious and humorous, the wide range of experiences presented offers a unique opportunity for all viewers—women and men—to talk about their sexuality. Produced by Mark Lipman.

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Video-file LipmanMark_ Embracing Our Sexuality.mp4
Lipman, Mark; Cohen, Helen S.
States of Grace, 2015
(75 minutes)

Winner of multiple audience awards, States of Graceintimately captures the profound transformation of a revered physician and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. For Dr. Grace Dammann, a pioneering AIDS specialist who was honored by the Dalai Lama, a routine commute across the Golden Gate Bridge turned tragic when another driver crashed head on into her car. After seven weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakened with her cognitive abilities intact, though her body was left shattered. States of Grace follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner Nancy "Fu" Schroeder live with their teenage daughter Sabrina, who was born with cerebral palsy. Produced by Helen S. Cohen, Mark Lipman.

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Video-file LipmanMark_States of Grace.mp4
Logsdon, Dawn
Faubourg Treme, 2008
(56 minutes)

Discover the place where America's first civil rights movement was born. Produced by Lucie Faulknor, Dawn Logsdon & Lolis Eric Elie.

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Video-file LogsdonDawn_FaubourgTreme.mp4
Lung, Robin
Finding Kukan, 2016
(75 minutes)

Filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the forgotten story of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, an Academy Award®-winning color documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades.

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Video-file LungRobin_FindingKukan.mp4
Mandelbaum, Juan
Ringl And Pit, 1995
(59 minutes)

A captivating portrait of Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach, two pioneering artists who met in Berlin in 1929 and started the "ringl + pit" studio to do advertising photography. Full of humor and vitality at 88 and 86 years old, they reflect on their work, their lifelong friendship, and what being a "New Woman" was like during those times. Ringl and Pit traces their lives from their early days in Weimar Germany, to their escape from the Nazis and subsequent separate careers in London and Palestine, New York and Argentina.

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Video-file MandelbaumJuan__RinglAndPit.mp4
Our Disappeared, 2008
(99 minutes)

Through a casual Google search director Juan Mandelbaum finds out that Patricia, a long-lost girlfriend from Argentina, is among the thousands who were kidnapped, tortured and then "disappeared" by the military during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Juan embarks on a journey to find out what happened to Patricia and others he knew who disappeared, and along the way re-examines his own choices. Using rare archival footage he evokes the dreams for a revolution that would transform Argentina. As he shares dramatic stories told by parents, siblings, friends and children of the disappeared, Juan grieves the tragic losses and shows that when brutal regimes attack the fabric of a country with great impunity, the suffering lasts for generations. And yet now that the children of the disappeared are themselves becoming parents, it becomes clear that in the end, life wins.

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Video-file MandelbaumJuan_OurDisappeared.mp4
March, Briar
Michael & His Dragon, 2009
(7 minutes)

A refreshing and poetic insight into the experience of post-traumatic stress disorder told from the perspective of a young Iraq war veteran.

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Sick Wid It, 2010
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Smoke Songs, 2011
(20 minutes)

Blackfire: a Native American punk-rock band with a message attempt to transfer their dark history of forced relocation, racism, and human rights violations, into a form of creative expression and youth empowerment.

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Video-file MarchBriar_SmokeSongs.mp4
Mondell, Cynthia Salzman
The Teen Years, 1979
(40 minutes)

The essential video survival kit for every parent of a teenager - workable solutions to common conflicts between parents and teenagers ranging from chores and messy rooms to the more critical issues of sexuality and substance abuse

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Who Remembers Mama?, 1979
(58 minutes)

WHO REMEMBERS MAMA? captures heartfelt conversations with women who admit their confusion, hurt and frustration after losing their husbands and sometimes their children. The film features a realistic dramatization of a divorce trial, demonstrating the adversary system's often devastating effects upon the participants, despite "no-fault" divorce laws.

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Video-file MondellCynthiaSalzman_WhoRemembersMama.mp4
Beauty In The Bricks, 1981
(29 minutes)

A vibrant and poignant film that tells the story of the aspirations and frustrations of four African-American teenage girls growing up in an urban housing project. Goes beyond stereotypes.

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Video-file MondellCyntiaSalzman_BeautyInTheBricks.mp4
Nakamura, Robert
Wataridori: Birds of Passage, 1974
(37 minutes)

This important tribute to the issei (first generation Japanese Americans) integrates the stories of three people who describe a collective history through their personal memories. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Video-file NakamuraRobert_WataridoriBirdsOfPassage_VC.mp4
Nkara, Frances
Downpour Resurfacing, 2003
(28 minutes)

Dr. Robert Hall generously opens his own story of child sexual and physical abuse to convey how he transformed their repercussions into a life of confidence and peace. Offering emotional wisdom and analytic clarity from his decades of personal and professional experience, Hall inspires hope in abuse survivors and other trauma victims alike. The intricate, lyrical imagery powerfully conveys the story as dreams do, echoing Hall's heritage and innovation in somatic therapies.

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Video-file NkaraFrances_DownpourResurfacing.mp4
Ochs, Jacki
Letters Not About Love, 1998
(58 minutes)

"Home," "poverty," "window," are among the everyday words discussed in a five-year correspondence between American poet Lyn Hejinian and Russian poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. This dynamic exchange, combined with home movies, archival and new images from the U.S. and Russia, creates a stunning portrait of both countries and a provocative exploration of the relationship between language, culture and communication.

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Video-file OchsJacki_LettersNotAboutLove.mp4
Vietnam The Secret Agent
(56 minutes)

Using striking archive and war footage in support of interviews with veterans, scientists, attorneys, the U.S. Air Force, the Veterans Administration, Dow Chemical and more; this film documents the extraordinary history of chemical warfare, agricultural herbicides, damage to the world environment, and the plight of Vietnam veterans and their families as they struggle for treatment of exposure to Agent Orange and dioxin.

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Video-file OchsJacki_VietnamTheSecretAgent.mp4
O'Feral, Willow
Break The Silence, 2018
(59 minutes)

Break the Silence features raw, powerful interviews with 18 diverse cisgender and transgender women about their sexual & reproductive health histories. Challenging social taboo with unflinching candor, vulnerability, and often great humor, Break the Silence kickstarts vitally important community and classroom conversations around sexual education, health, autonomy, pleasure, and human rights.

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Video-file OFeralWillow_BreakTheSilence.mp4
Ohama, Corey
I Was Born In Mexico But..., 2013
(12 minutes)

I Was Born in Mexico, But… is a creative portrait of a young woman who thought she was American but finds out as a teen that she is undocumented. Because she doesn't want to appear on camera, found footage from American culture illuminates her voice as she struggles with her new identity and the reality of not being able to legally drive, work or reside in the U.S.

This poetic film will introduce students of immigration, latinx studies, ethnic studies, sociology, psychology, education, and social work to a personal voice in the immigration debate, speaking about what it's like to grow up and face an uncertain future as an undocumented young person in America.

In interviews done before DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the film gives insight into what life was like before DACA was implemented, and what life could return to now that it has been rescinded. The subject of the film is a current DACA recipient.

"...her subject's cautiously optimistic voiceover effectively presents a powerful reminder of the plight of illegal Mexican immigrants (ed.: no human being is illegal!). Recommended."

Video Librarian

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Ohashi, Alan
Kites And Other Tales, 1975
(12 minutes)

In Kites and Other Tales, kite maker Tom Joe seeks to preserve the craft of kite making as well as the traditional Asian folklore behind it. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Orderson, Kurt
Not In My Neighbourhood, 2018
(86 minutes)

Not in My Neigbourhood tells the intergenerational stories of the ways in which ordinary citizens respond to the policies, process, and institutions driving contemporary forms of spatial violence and gentrification in Cape Town, New York, and São Paulo.

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Video-file OrdersonKurt_NotInMyNeighbourhood.mp4
O'Rourke, Shannon
In The Name Of Love, 2004
(58 minutes)

What's motivating the thousands of Russian women who sign up with agencies to meet and marry American men? From the gray skies of St. Petersburg to sunny California ranches, we see the financial and emotional pros and cons of exporting one's heart. The film grapples with the tremendous economic challenges and difficult decisions facing Russian women today. In the Name of Love is perfect for courses in Women's Studies, Russian Studies, Sociology, Psychology and Family Studies.

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Maybe Baby, 2008
(60 minutes)

MAYBE BABY is an intimate, provocative documentary that takes a new look at the emotional journeys of single women in their '30s and '40s as they pursue pregnancy through the world of Assisted Reproductive Technology.

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Pennick, Faith
Silent Choices, 2007
(60 minutes)

Silent Choices is about abortion and its impact on the lives of African American women. The film is a "hybrid" documentary: part historical piece, part social and religious analysis and part first-person narrative. From African Americans' cautious involvement with Margaret Sanger during the early birth control movement to black nationalists and civil rights activists who staunchly opposed abortion (or stayed silent on the issue), "Silent Choices" examines the juxtaposition of racial and reproductive politics. Three black women also share their stories of the abortions they had, including a woman's wrenching tale of the illegal procedure she endured. African Americans who oppose abortion were also interviewed, and the film wraps up with a montage of responses to a comment made by one of the pro-lifers, that abortion is a white woman's issue.

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Premo, Michael
Water Warriors, 2017
(22 minutes)

Water Warriors is the story of a community's successful resistance against the oil and gas industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, Indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.

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Raval, PJ
Trinidad, 2008
(54 minutes)

Edifying and intimate, TRINIDAD acquaints viewers with three extraordinary transwomen whose paths cross in an unlikely setting—the unassuming town of Trinidad, Colorado. Against the backdrop of the town's history of transgender surgery, TRINIDAD invokes the passions and gender politics of these three individuals as they search for a place of empowerment and belonging.

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Trinidad, 2008
(85 minutes)

Edifying and intimate, TRINIDAD acquaints viewers with three extraordinary transwomen whose paths cross in an unlikely setting—the unassuming town of Trinidad, Colorado. Against the backdrop of the town's history of transgender surgery, TRINIDAD invokes the passions and gender politics of these three individuals as they search for a place of empowerment and belonging.

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Video-file RavalPJ_Trinidad_Theatrical.mp4
Before You Know It, 2014
(60 minutes)

The subjects of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But BEFORE YOU KNOW IT is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it's a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie. An affirmation of life and human resilience told with humor and candor, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT confirms that you are never too old to reshape society. Produced by PJ Raval, Annie Bush.

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Before You Know It, 2014

The subjects of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But BEFORE YOU KNOW IT is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it's a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie. An affirmation of life and human resilience told with humor and candor, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT confirms that you are never too old to reshape society. Produced by PJ Raval, Annie Bush.

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Video-file RavalPJ_BeforeYouKnowIt_Theatrical.mp4
Redfearn, Jennifer
Touch The Light, 2015
(72 minutes)

In Havana, Cuba an up-and-coming singer searches for confidence, a young woman in love longs for motherhood and a veteran of the Revolution comes to terms with the death of her husband. Three women, united by blindness and a desire for independence, guide us through Cuba's current economic and social landscape while pursuing their dreams and breaking through personal and societal limitations.

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Richter, Robert
Hungry For Profit, 1985
(86 minutes)

Important background that helps explain protests against the World Bank and IMF. Hungry for Profit is a provocative investigation of the link between world hunger and the global agribusiness system. Filmed in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Produced by Robert Richter.

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Father Roy, 1997
(57 minutes)

In the documentary Father Roy Bourgeois--a Vietnam war hero--meets three men, each from a different Latin American country, who link SOA to torture training. Two were taught torture techniques at SOA. The third, a victim of that training, found an SOA teaching manual on torture. The producer was warned that he will be killed if he reveals the name of one of the trainees or where he was interviewed. Produced by Robert Richter.

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Leaving Home, 2011
(72 minutes)

Renu, a teenager in Rankhandi—a north India village, plans to be a big city teacher. Instead, after traditional marriage she must move to her husband's village. Women talk frankly about love, sex, marriage, abuse—and women's rights. Anthropologist Mike Mahar, intermittently living in Rankhandi over 50 years, guides us. Produced by Robert Richter.

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The Ultimate Wish, 2012
(40 minutes)

Moving, unforgettable living witnesses who survived two of the world's most momentous radiation crises: Nagasaki in 1945 and Fukushima in 2011.They are interlaced with nuclear experts and archival footage, some shocking, illuminating the largely unrecognized connection between nuclear weapons and nuclear power, and the growing global movements to abolish both. Produced by Robert Richter, Kathleen Sullivan.

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Video-file RichterRobert_TheUltimateWish.mp4
Rigby, Theo
A Sentence Apart, 2009
(11min)

The U.S.A. imprisons more people, per capita, than any country in the world. Behind 2.4 million prisoners lies an infinite ripple effect of incarceration on the family and community. A Sentence Apart follows three stories of people coping with a family member in prison, attempting to bridge broken relationships, and diligently working to reverse the generational cycle of incarceration Produced by Jason Sussberg, Theo Rigby.

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Video-file RigbyTheo_ASentenceApart.mp4
Sin País, 2010
(19 minutes)

In 1992, Sam and Elida Mejia left Guatemala during a violent civil war and brought their one-year old son, Gilbert, to California. The Mejia's settled in the Bay Area, and for the past 17 years they have worked multiple jobs to support their family, paid their taxes, and saved enough to buy a home. They had two more children, Helen and Dulce, who are both U.S. citizens. Two years ago, immigration agents stormed the Mejia's house looking for someone who didn't live there. Sam, Elida, and Gilbert were all undocumented and became deeply entangled in the U.S. immigration system.Sin País begins two weeks before Sam and Elida's scheduled deportation date. After a passionate fight to keep the family together, Sam and Elida are deported and take Dulce with them back to Guatemala.With intimate access and striking imagery, Sin País explores the complexities of the Mejia's new reality of a separated family–parents without their children, and children without their parents. Produced by Theo Rigby.

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The Caretaker + The Mayor, 2013
(18 minutes)

The Caretaker is a short film about the relationship between an immigrant caretaker and an elderly woman in the last months of her life. Joesy, a Fijian immigrant, works long hours providing live-in care for 95-year-old Haru Tsurumoto. Through intimate and quiet scenes, we explore Joesy's complex relationship with Haru. The two respect one another, because at different times, both have felt like outsiders in the U.S. - Joesy as an undocumented immigrant who fears she could be sent back to Fiji, and Haru as a Japanese American who was sent to the internment camps during World War II. The Mayor is an intimate portrait of a small-town Southern Republican Mayor and his profound and unexpected connection to a mixed-status family of Mexican immigrants. Paul Bridges, the conservative Republican Mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, speaks fluent Spanish and is integrally connected to the Latino immigrant community in his town. Bridges has been a major part of the Hernandez family's life for over a decade and many of the members of the family are undocumented. After the State of Georgia adopts harsh anti-immigrant laws that make it a criminal act to drive or house undocumented people, Mayor Bridges stands up for his community and the Hernandez family both at home, and on the National stage. Produced by Theo Rigby.

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Video-file RigbyTheo_TheCaretaker+TheMayor.mp4
Rosenstein, Jay
In Whose Honor?, 1997
(48 minutes)

IN WHOSE HONOR? takes a critical look at the long-running practice of using American Indian mascots and nicknames in sports. It follows the story of Native American mother Charlene Teters and her transformation from a graduate student into a national movement leader, as she struggles to protect Native American cultural symbols and identity for her children as well as generations to come. Produced by Jay Rosenstein.

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The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today, 2010
(57 minutes)

This Peabody Award winning documentary tells the personal story behind the landmark 1948 Supreme Court case McCollum vs. Board of Education, the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools for the first time in U.S. history. Produced by Jay Rosenstein.

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Video-file RosensteinJay_TheLordIsNotOnTrialHereToday.mp4
Sartain, Sophie
Mimi And Dona, 2015
(56 minutes)

What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable—the likelihood that she will not outlive her daughter and the need to find her daughter a new home.This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family—and details the ripple effects of Dona's disability on three generations of a Texas family. Produced by Sofie Sartain.

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Video-file SartainSophie_MimiAndDona.mp4
Schiller, Greta
No Dinosaurs In Heaven, 2011
(57 minutes)

"No Dinosaurs in Heaven" is a lively, enlightening examination of the ongoing battle for America's scientific soul. From the sweeping vistas of the Grand Canyon (where creationist propaganda is on sale in the souvenir shop) to the multi-cultural classrooms of New York City's public schools (where creationist teachers are still refusing to cover the curriculum on evolution – and getting away with it!), the film exposes the subtle, insidious ways in which science education is being hijacked by fundamentalists – claims of religious discrimination and academic repression being their latest tactic. Produced by Greta Schiller.

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Why Science (DVD Extra), 2011
(7 minutes)

A playful intercutting of a 1950's educational film promoting science with science activists in the Grand Canyon. Produced by Greta Schiller.

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Marion Lake Story, 2014
(27 minutes)

Shot over 7 years, this is the first film to follow an eco restoration project from inception to completion. From an unsightly, unhealthy lake to a bio diverse habitat for birds and wildlife on the Atlantic Flyway. Produced by Greta Schiller.

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Video-file SchillerGreta_MarionLakeStory.mp4
Seckinger, Beverly
Laramie Inside Out (Captions), 2004
(56 minutes)

In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes. Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger, who grew up in Laramie, was compelled to return to her hometown to see how this event had altered the site of her own closeted adolescence. Along the way she meets "God-hates-fags" Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard and all LGBTQ people to a merciless eternity in hell. But Seckinger meets many more--students, teachers, parents, and clergy--speaking out and taking action.

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Laramie Inside Out, 2004
(56 minutes)

In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes. Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger, who grew up in Laramie, was compelled to return to her hometown to see how this event had altered the site of her own closeted adolescence. Along the way she meets "God-hates-fags" Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard and all LGBTQ people to a merciless eternity in hell. But Seckinger meets many more--students, teachers, parents, and clergy--speaking out and taking action.

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Video-file SeckingerBeverly_LaramieInsideOut.mp4
Hippie Family Values, 2017
(64 minutes)

An intimate chronicle of hippie elders and their adult children, filmed over a 10-year period at a communal ranch in New Mexico. The founders of this back-to-the-land experiment are slowing down and facing declining health. Will the next generation be able to sustain the community?

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Video-file SeckingerBeverly_HippieFamilyValues.mp4
Singh, Harleen
Drawn Together, 2018
(52 minutes)

Drawn Together traces the fascinating journey of three comic creators who challenge the notion of race, appearance, and gender stereotypes through cartoons, comics and cosplay.

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Video-file SinghHarleen_DrawnTogether.mp4
Skurnik, Jonathan
A Day's Work A Day's Pay, 2001
(57 minutes)

A Day's Work, A Day's Pay follows three welfare recipients in New York City from 1997 to 2000 as they participate in the largest welfare-to-work program in the nation. When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight back, demanding programs that will actually help them move off of welfare and into jobs. A Day's Work, A Day's Pay traces the personal and political evolution of its three main characters. Juan Galan successfully organizes WEP workers while battling the demons of his own poverty-stricken childhood. Jackie Marte, who drops out of school in order to raise her two children, tries desperately to stay out of workfare, and in the nick of time succeeds in finding a job-training program that allows her to leave welfare for good. Jose Nicolau overcomes his timidity as he learns to organize against workfare, inspiring his peers with impassioned speeches, and testifying to the City Council about sexual harassment of WEP workers. As the film tracks the three-year effort to pass two critical pieces of legislation, viewers will come to understand the real-life impact that social policy has on human beings. They will also comprehend the effort required for poor and working people to transform themselves from victims of the System to fully empowered citizens who take control of their own lives. Produced by Jonathan Skurnik.

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Spit It Out, 2005
(55 minutes)

Spit It Out is a funny and poignant portrait of Jeff Shames' successful efforts to come to terms with his stutter and his family's legacy of denial. Jeff's father is intolerant of and rageful towards his son's imperfections, while his mother never discusses her own childhood stutter. As a teenager, Jeff turns to alcohol and drugs to mask his shame, and eventually marries an alcoholic who interacts with the outside world for him. After his wife gets sober, Jeff discovers the stuttering self-help community and embarks on a healing journey of sobriety, self-acceptance and forgiveness. Produced by Jonathan Skurnik & Jeff Shames.

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The Elevator Operator, 2006
(8 minutes)

The Elevator Operator is an intimate portrait of an immigrant forever caught between what he's left behind and his pursuit of the American Dream. Shy and unassuming, Eugene shuttles passengers up and down in a manual elevator while he discusses his work, his emigration from Chernobyl, the joys of fatherhood and his recent US citizenship. In a moment of sadness, he wonders whether leaving his job as a journalist in Kiev was really worth it. Then he reassures himself, revealing his dream that some day his self-published novel will become a Hollywood blockbuster. This poetic snapshot takes students of immigration, labor, sociology, political science, economics, social work and anthropology deep into the heart of the immigrant experience. Produced by Jonathan Skurnik.

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Video-file SkurnikJonathan_TheElevatorOperator.mp4
I'm Just Anneke, 2010
(11 minutes)

Anneke is 12. She loves ice hockey and has a loving, close-knit family. She's also a hardcore tomboy. Everybody who meets her assumes she's a boy. That makes puberty even harder for her than most girls. Anneke's not sure if she wants to be a girl, a boy, or something in-between when she grows up. To give her more time to decide, her doctor has put her on a medication that will suppress the hormones that are causing her body to change before she's ready. Even though she's been rejected by her friends and struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, Anneke is determined to be her true self. To do that she's decided to maintain a fluid gender identity—she wants to make sure her insides matches her outsides. "I'm Just Anneke" looks into the heart of a new generation of children who don't always fit into a binary conception of gender. Produced by Jonathan Skurnik.

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Video-file SkurnikJonathan_ImJustAnneke.mp4
The Family Journey, 2010
(14 minutes)

Raising Gender Nonconforming Children follows the journey of the parents and siblings of young people who are questioning if they're a boy, a girl, or something in between. What about your thinking needs to change? How does your whole family come together to nurture and support them? The frank, vulnerable interviews with families living through this potentially scary transition demonstrate how loving and accepting your gender nonconforming child in the face of ignorance and outright hostility from the community have made them more compassionate human beings. At its heart, it's about how acceptance and unconditional love allow these kids to be who they are and not just survive, but thrive. Produced by Jonathan Skurnik.

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Video-file SkurnikJonathan_TheFamilyJourney.mp4
Badger Creek, 2016
(27 minutes)

Badger Creek is a half-hour documentary portrait of a Blackfeet (Pikuni) family, the Mombergs, who live on the lower Blackfeet Reservation in Montana near the banks of Badger Creek. In addition to running a prosperous ranching business, they practice a traditional Blackfeet cultural lifestyle that sustains and nourishes them, including sending their children to a Blackfeet language immersion school, participating in Blackfeet spiritual ceremonies and maintaining a Blackfeet worldview. The film takes us through a year in the life of the family, and through four seasons of the magnificent and traditional territory of the Pikuni Nation. Produced by Randy Vasquez.

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Video-file SkurnikJonathan_BadgerCreek.mp4
Becoming Johanna, 2016
(27 minutes)

When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive.

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Video-file SkurnikJonathan_BecomingJohanna.mp4
Creating Gender Inclusive Schools, 2016
(21 minutes)

What happens when you bring gender training to a public elementary school? In Creating Gender Inclusive Schools the Peralta Elementary School in Oakland CA demonstrates the power of an open and honest conversation about gender. The school brought in the staff of Gender Spectrum to provide training for teachers and administrators as well as an age-appropriate curriculum for students. During this step, everyone involved was empowered to look at their own personal confusion, bias and feelings around gender. Parents are brought into the mix next, and add to the spirited discussion about creating a safe place for all of our children to be themselves. A week of classroom activities helps the students learn about gender, stereotyping, and bullying. Their insightful and intuitive discussions will open your eyes to how comfortable young people can be when given the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about gender. Creating Gender Inclusive Schools demonstrates that it's not only possible, but that it's downright fun, to train an entire public elementary school community to be inclusive of transgender and gender expansive youth. Produced by Jonathan Skurnik.

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Video-file SkurnikJonathan_CreatingGenderInclusiveSchools.mp4
The Thick Dark Fog, 2016
(57 minutes)

Walter Littlemoon attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota sixty years ago. The mission of many of these schools in 1950, was still to "kill the Indian and save the man." The children were not allowed to be Indians – to speak their language or express their culture or native identity in any way at the risk of being severely beaten, humiliated or abused. What effects did these actions cause? Produced by Randy Vasquez.

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Video-file SkurnikJonathan_TheThickDarkFog.mp4
Smith, Tommie Dell
Breaking Silence, 1993
(58 minutes)

Breaking Silence is the definitive film on incest and child sexual abuse. Personal stories told by survivors and their families, woven with telling drawings by abused children, give viewers a realistic understanding of how incest destroys trust and bonding, and limits the lives of its victims. Breaking Silence celebrates survivors who are finding the courage to "break silence" and regain their lives. Translated in 10 languages by educational institutions internationally

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Video-file SmithTommieDell_BreakingSilence.mp4
Somani, Indira
Life on the Ganges, 2017
(10 minutes)

In Varanasi, India the boat rides on the Ganges River are part of the spiritual experience and the film introduces the audience to the river, an auspicious event called "Dev Diwali," and one particular boatman, whose main source of strength and survival comes from the Ganges.

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Video-file SomaniIndira_LifeOnTheGanges.mp4
Son, Mina
Making Noise In Silence, 2011
(19 minutes)

Making Noise in Silence explores the richness and complexities of Deaf culture from the perspective of two Korean high school students who attend the California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Born and raised in South Korea, Jeongin Mun and Min Wook Cho have strong ties to their Korean heritage and learned Korean as their first language. However, what separates Jeongin and Min Wook from most children of immigrant families is that they are also deaf. When their families moved to the United States, their deafness automatically put them into an entirely separate cultural group with its own language, customs, and history. Produced by Mina Son.

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Video-file SonMina_MakingNoiseInSilence.mp4
Sporn, Pam
Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route, 2018
(82 minutes)

Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of the City of Detroit through the lens of African- American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the committed community he faithfully served for thirty years.

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Video-file SpornPam_Detroit48202ConversationsAlongAPostalRoute.mp4
Stern, Susan
Barbie Nation, 1998/2007
(53 minutes)

The Barbie doll is not just the world's most popular toy, she's a Rorschach test, revealing attitudes about sexuality, body image, gender roles and creativity. Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie demonstrations, from girls' play dates to Barbie web pages, Barbie Nation plumbs the cult of the Barbie doll, telling the Barbie stories of men, women and children. At the center of Barbie Nation is the story of Barbie creator and Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler. Handler's ironic rise and fall brings Barbie Nation to a climax that is about the creation of femininity and the marketing -- and subversion -- of femininity's icon.

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Video-file SternSusan_BarbieNation.mp4
Self Made Man, 2005
(53 minutes)

Is it ever rational to choose death? On Independence Day at Stern Ranch, 77-year-old solar energy pioneer Bob Stern finds out he's seriously ill - possibly dying. Meanwhile, an elderly in-law is dying on artificial life support. Bob decides to cheat that fate and take his own life. His family tries to stop him. Bob sets up a video camera. Daughter Susan Stern (Barbie Nation) explores "rational suicide," the "right-to-die" and the difficult end-of-life choices faced by an aging population.

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Video-file SternSusan_SelfMadeMan.mp4
Sterrenberg, Jay
Brasslands, 2013
(84 minutes)

Brasslands explores the explosive recent popularity of Balkan brass music through the stories of three musicians whose lives revolve around playing the music for very different reasons: a Serbian trumpet master, a virtuosic Roma street musician, and a dedicated American who isn't from the Balkans but has been playing this music in New York for the last 30 years. Their stories all converge at the 50th anniversary of the world's biggest trumpet competition in a hidden valley in Serbia. Created by a unique interdisciplinary filmmaking team of Americans, Serbians, musicians and ethnomusicologists, the film offers an unconventional and unique window into ethnomusicology and Balkan culture. Produced by Adam Pogoff Bryan Chang Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.

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Video-file SterrenbergJay_Brasslands.mp4
Stages
(82 minutes)

Stages is a moving and surprisingly funny vérité exploration of the unexpected power of the simple act of storytelling. In New York City's oldest community center, a group of older Puerto Rican women and inner-city youth come together to create an original play out of the stories of their lives. Weaving together themes of immigration, identity, aging and coming of age, Stages offers an intimate portrait of an unlikely ensemble, transformed by the liberating power of their own stories-- first as they are spoken across generations, and later when they are performed for a sold-out show. Produced by Meerkat Media.

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Video-file SterrenbergJay_Stages.mp4
Syjuco, Marty
Give Up Tommorow, 2009
(96 minutes)

Simultaneously a murder-mystery and an exposè of endemic corruption today, Give Up Tomorrow looks intimately at the case of Paco Larrañaga, a student accused of killing two sisters on the provincial island of Cebu. In a way that is both specific to the country and disquietingly universal, the film exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly crooked public officials, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. Give Up Tomorrow is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry, sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man. Their irreconcilable versions of justice play out in a controversial case, dubbed "The Trial of the Century", that ends a country's use of capital punishment, yet fails to free an innocent man. Give Up Tomorrow is an Emmy® Award nominated documentary for Outstanding Investigative Journalism and a finalist for the Puma Impact Award. Produced by Michael Collins.

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Video-file SyjucoMarty_GiveUpTommorow.mp4
Almost Sunrise, 2014
(93 minutes)

A rare, hopeful look at the life of a veteran, beyond his demons – from the Emmy® Award nominated creators of Give Up Tomorrow. Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who struggle with depression after returning home from service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide (20 each day), they seek a lifeline and embark on a physical and spiritual journey across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends, suffering from the invisible wounds of war, as they discover unlikely treatments: the healing effect of community, and the restorative power of silence and meditation. Produced by Michael Collins.

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Video-file SyjucoMarty_AlmostSunrise.mp4
Symons, Johnny
Beauty Before Age, 1998
(22 minutes)

The film critically examines the pressure to look young and attractive, lack of positive older role models and ways in which AIDS intensifies the fear and process of aging. Beauty Before Age offers a male perspective on a historically female issue and illuminates the larger societal obsession with physical appearance.

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Video-file SymonsJohnny_BeautyBeforeAge.mp4
Daddy and Papa, 2002
(57 minutes)

Daddy & Papa is a one-hour documentary video that opens a candid window on the personal, cultural and political implications of gay fatherhood. From surrogacy, foster care and interracial adoption to the complexities of gay divorce and the legal battles around gay parenting, Daddy & Papa presents a revealing look at some of the gay fathers who are breaking new ground in the ever-changing landscape of the American family.

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Video-file SymonsJohnny_DaddyandPapa.mp4
Ask Not, 2008
(73 minutes)

Award-winning PBS documentary Ask Not is a compelling exploration of the history and effects of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The film exposes the tangled political battles that led to the discriminatory law, and profiles courageous activists who fought for repeal.

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Video-file SymonsJohnny_AskNot.mp4
Takesue, Kimi
95 and 6 to Go, 2016
(85 minutes)

A resilient Japanese-American senior in Hawai'i unexpectedly collaborates with his granddaughter on her stalled romantic screenplay, inspiring him to reflect on his life of love, loss, and perseverance. Humorous and poignant, the film prompts discussions on aging, identity, creativity, and inter-generational relationships.

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Video-file Takesue_Kimi_95_and_6_to_Go.mp4
Thompson, Shirley
Young Aspirations Young Artists, 1992
(32 minutes)

The young artists of YA/YA paint true stories about their own lives, and create murals, fine art pieces, poetry and rap music that speak out on racism and reflect on community values. YA/YA, Inc. teaches these kids the chance to the chance to apprentice with professional artists, create public artworks, design merchandise, serve as cultural ambassadors, work as project managers, and mentor others in the arts. Ultimately, these kids learn to be professionally self-sufficient through creative self-expression. A powerful case for what happens when a great teacher empowers young people to find their own voices and shows them that they are indeed part of a larger world. Produced by Shirley Thompson.

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Video-file ThompsonShirley_YoungAspirationsYoungArtists_32min.mp4
Young Aspirations Young Artists, 1992
(56 minutes)

The young artists of YA/YA paint true stories about their own lives, and create murals, fine art pieces, poetry and rap music that speak out on racism and reflect on community values. YA/YA, Inc. teaches these kids the chance to the chance to apprentice with professional artists, create public artworks, design merchandise, serve as cultural ambassadors, work as project managers, and mentor others in the arts. Ultimately, these kids learn to be professionally self-sufficient through creative self-expression. A powerful case for what happens when a great teacher empowers young people to find their own voices and shows them that they are indeed part of a larger world. Produced by Shirley Thompson.

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Video-file ThompsonShirley_YoungAspirationsYoungArtists_56min.mp4
Walton, Pam
Gay Youth, 1996
(29 minutes)

Gay Youth is a powerful and accessible educational video for high schools and colleges that breaks the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality. This important film addresses the ways in which gay and lesbian teens are still at high risk for dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness, and suicide. By contrasting the tragic suicide of 20-year old Bobby Griffith, a gay teen who could not find acceptance, with the remarkable life of 17-year old Gina Gutierrez, Gay Youth shows us that information, acceptance, and support make enormous differences in the lives of these young people. Produced by Pam Walton.

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Video-file WaltonPam_GayYouth.mp4
Call To Witness, 2000
(58 minutes)

Call to Witness focuses on three extraordinary people who are willing to put their lives on the line for what they believe in. This video is an excellent discussion starter and historical document. It makes an important contribution to any religious or lgbt studies curricula. Produced by Pam Walton.

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Video-file WaltonPam_CallToWitness.mp4
Liberty, 2006
(58 minutes)

This extraordinary work interweaves the stories of three close lesbian friends: Joyce Fulton (66), who died over the course of two years from a brain tumor; Mary Bell Wilson (79), who, with indefatigable courage, faces up to her own losing battle with lymphoma; and Nan Golub (58), a black-leather-jacketed, platinum-dyed New York City artist, very much alive. Libertydemystifies death, dispels misinformation about age and sexual orientation, and reminds us that life is worth living, even worth celebrating. Produced by Pam Walton.

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Video-file WaltonPam_Liberty.mp4
Raging Grannies, 2010
(30 minutes)

Raging Grannies is a lively and thought-provoking 30-minute documentary that tells the story of The Action League of the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula. They are women over 50, some as old as 90, who are enraged by the conditions under which some people are forced to live, by threats to our environment, by war, and by injustice wherever they find it. Produced by Pam Walton.

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Video-file WaltonPam_RagingGrannies.mp4
Triptych, 2014
(29 minutes)

Art is one of the oldest activities on Earth, even predating science or math. But too often we forget it is a basic part of a balanced, healthy life. And women and art rarely get serious attention in our culture. Older women in art are virtually ignored. TRIPTYCH showcases 3 women who are vital and productive well into their seventies. Produced by Pam Walton.

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Video-file WaltonPam_Triptych.mp4
Wong, Eddie
Chinatown Two Step, 1975
(16 minutes)

Capturing the all-American fervor of parade competition, Chinatown 2-Step profiles the Los Angeles Chinese Drum and Bugle Corps, an important fixture of the Chinese American community. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Video-file WongEddie_ChinatownTwoStep_VC.mp4
Pieces of a Dream, 1974
(30 minutes)

A lyrical, expressive film history of Asian Pacific Americans on the Sacramento River delta. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Video-file WongEddie_PiecesOfADream_VC.mp4
Wong Sinsaang, 1971
(12 minutes)

WONG SINSAANG is a lyrical portrait of the filmmaker's father, a proprietor of a dry-cleaning business in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood. Part of New Day's Visual Communications Collection.

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Video-file WongEddie_WongSinsaang_VC.mp4
 

Historical Note

New Day Films is a United States filmmaker-run film distribution company that consists of more than 150 filmmakers. The company was founded in 1971 by four independent filmmakers in order to distribute their feminist films and to create a democratically run distribution cooperative. The co-founders are Liane Brandon, Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, and Amalie Rothschild. Their ground-breaking films about the lives of women were among the earliest of the emerging women's movement. As the co-operative grew, New Day's subsequent titles encompass a range of categories including women's studies, multiculturalism and diversity; social and political history; gender and socialization; media, culture; the environment: mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns. The company's titles have won an Academy Award, Emmy Awards, Academy Award nominations and hundreds of awards at film festivals. Their films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and other national networks. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.


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Provenance

The New Day Films collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from 2013-2019, and 2016. The material in this collection was donated by Liane Brandon, Amalie Rothschild, and Gretchen Stoeltje. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan E. Lewis, September, 2015; updated 2016.

Updated June 2019 by Paula Jeannet and Craig Breaden to include digital materials, new additions, and rearranged materials.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2013-0165, 2014-0017, 2014-0091, 2014-0208, 2016-0043, 2016-0291, 2018-0023, 2018-0132, 2019-0040, 2019-0041, and 2019-0070.