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Hot Damn!
Hot Damn! contains footage of the 1965 Bay Area peace movement at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly. Segments include the Berkeley, California, troop train demonstrations; the Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) peace protest at the Oakland Army Base; the October 15-16, 1965 International Days of…
No Greater Cause and Faces of Vietnam Protest
No Greater Cause chronicles the height of the anti-Vietnam war movement in the Bay Area. Footage shows the massive confrontations in Oakland between police and anti-draft protestors in l967; the rally of 100,000 against the war at Kezar Stadium in April, l967. On October 12, 1968, GI's for Peace organized…
Black Panther / San Francisco State On Strike - Fighting for African American Rights in 1960's SF Bay Area
BLACK PANTHER is the film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. Shot in 1969, in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento, this exemplar of 1960s activist filmmaking traces the development of the Black Panther organisation. In an interview from jail, Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton describes the origins…
Everyman
Everyman is the name of a boat built in Sausalito by Bay Area peace movement activists to sail into Pacific Ocean nuclear test zones to protest nuclear testing. The film covers the building of the boat and Everyman's first and only voyage on May 27, 1962 when it sailed out…
Operation Small Axe - Police Terrorism and Resistance in Oakland, CA
Operation Small Axe takes a raw and unflinching look at life under police terrorism in Oakland. Through the stories of Oscar Grant, Lovelle Mixon, and POCC Minister of Information JR Valrey, the film focuses on the occupation of Oakland's communities of color by militarized and racist police forces. Oscar Grant…
Freedom March
Freedom March features the San Francisco civil rights protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area black churches and the labor movement in support of the Birmingham, Alabama Campaign against segregation led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The film shows the…
Berkeley in the Sixties
Six years in the making and with a cast of thousands, BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES recaptures the exhilaration and turmoil of the unprecedented student protests that shaped a generation and changed the course of America. This Academy Award-nominated documentary interweaves the memories of 15 former student leaders, who grapple with…
Aoki - An Asian American Black Panther
AOKI chronicles the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Richard's life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends, and former students.…
The Oak Park Story
The Oak Park Story recounts the struggles of three very different families who find themselves together in a run-down slum in Oakland, CA. Khlot Ry arrived first from Cambodia, where she and her granddaughters had fled forced labor camps and invading Vietnamese soldiers. A few years later, Felix and Hortensia…
Women for Peace
Women for Peace covers the founding of the organization and many of the first peace demonstrations that it sponsored. With narration by Frances Herring, a founder of Women for Peace, the film covers 1961 and 1962 anti-nuclear demonstrations in California and Nevada, and many other activities undertaken by the group.…
America Against Itself
Student revolt Politics Americana. What happened at the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968. The story of the events surrounding the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968.
The Weather Underground - America's Most Notorious Revolutionaries
In October 1969 hundreds of young people, clad in football helmets and wielding lead pipes, marched through an upscale Chicago shopping district, pummeling parked cars and smashing shop windows in their path. This was the first demonstration of the Weather Underground's "Days of Rage." Outraged by the Vietnam War and…