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California Newsreel also offers distinguished and provocative videos - including several Academy Award nominees - addressing other pressing issues. To quickly peruse the titles, click on the topic category that interests you to the right of the page.
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THE STRANGE DEMISE OF JIM CROW
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1998
Interviews with civil rights activists involved in the peaceful integration of Houston, Texas, and news footage document the behind-the-scenes story. MORE...
STRUGGLES IN STEEL
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 58 minutes, 1996,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Interviews with Black steelworkers recount the fight for equal opportunity on the job. MORE...
THESE HANDS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 45 minutes, Tanzania, 1992, in Kimakonde and Swahili with English subtitles
Without plot or narration, this mesmerizing documentary records the dehumanizing monotony of a day in the life of women chipping rocks by hand in a Tanzanian quarry while discovering the communal warmth and joy that defies this spirit-breaking labor. MORE...
THOMAS SANKARA: THE UPRIGHT MAN
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, France, 2006, In French with English subtitles
Thomas Sankara rose to power in Burkina Faso in a popularly supported coup in 1983. To symbolize this rebirth, he renamed his country from the French colonial Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, "Land of Upright Men" and launched the most ambitious program for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent. MORE...
UNNATURAL CAUSES
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 7 episodes: 1x56mins, 6x26mins, 2008,  , dual language disc - Menus, Audio and Subtitles in English and Spanish
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UNNATURAL CAUSES, for the first time on film, sounds the alarm about our disturbing socioeconomic and racial inequities in health - and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect. There's much more to our health than bad habits, healthcare or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity. MORE...
WHERE DO YOU STAND? STORIES FROM AN AMERICAN MILL
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 60 minutes, 2004,  
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After a quarter century of struggle, mill workers in Kannapolis, North Carolina won the single largest industrial union victory in the history of the South in this Emmy Award Nominated film. MORE...
WHITE SCRIPTS AND BLACK SUPERMEN: BLACK MASCULINITIES IN COMIC BOOKS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, plus bonus feature THE BLACK AGE OF COMICS, 2012,  subtitled in English for the hearing impaired
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A valuable and colorful examination of 40 years of changing representations of Black masculinity in a significant area of popular culture - comic books. This genre's reach and impact extended into other forms of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. MORE...
THE WILLMAR 8
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 50 minutes, 1980
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The story of eight women in America's heartland--Willmar, Minnesota--who were driven by sex discrimination at work to find themselves unexpectedly at the forefront of the struggle for women's rights. Risking jobs, friends, family and the opposition of church and community, they began the longest bank strike in American history in a dramatic attempt to assert their own equality and self-worth. MORE...

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