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War Comes Home

In 2014 Cal Humanities is embarking on a multi-year initiative focused on the experience of veterans returning from war. War Comes Home will create opportunities for communities across California to grapple with critical questions in the aftermath of over a dozen years of war.

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Literature & Medicine

Literature & Medicine

Healing has as much to do with the soul as the body. Through the Literature and Medicine program, we’re leveraging the power of the humanities in support of our healthcare providers and their patients at VA hospitals in California. Facilitated discussion about issues revealed by poetry, plays, personal narratives, and films uncover the realities of people’s lives as no x-ray can.

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California Documentary Project

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

At first, Wonder Woman was a powerful alternative to other WWII-era superheroes. By the 60s, she had morphed into an eyelash-batting shopaholic. How was Wonder Woman born and then reborn into a strong, independent, iconic heroine?

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Community Stories

From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights

Experience a taste of the documentary From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights, which delves into the story of how thousands of African Americans came to work in Northern California's lumber mills nearly a hundred years ago and explores the multi-racial rural towns they called home.

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Give a Gift. Open a Mind.

See how our work with libraries, veterans' hospitals, media makers, and others reached over a million people in communities throughout California this year. We can't do it alone. Your gift allows us to continue on our journey to create a State of Open Mind. Give a gift today and open a mind.

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Events & Announcements

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Aug

Film Screening: Regarding Susan Sontag at Castro Theater

BAY AREA --  The CDP-funded documentary Regarding Susan Sontag is playing in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival with three screenings!

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Aug

Panel Discussion: Celluloid Soldiers: Veterans through Hollywood’s Lens

LOS ANGELES -- Join us for one of three remaining public conversations in our public series! We're hosting panel discussions to launch our statewide initiative War Comes Home.

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Regarding Susan Sontag

Posted on July 23, 2014

Regarding Susan Sontag, a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer screens in San Francisco August 2. 


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Grant Guidelines for the 2014 California Documentary Project are now available!

Posted on July 23, 2014

Interested in applying for a CA Documentary Project grant? Review our guidelines and stay tuned for a free upcoming informational grant workshop.


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Save the date(s)! – War Comes Home in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Riverside in August

Posted on July 8, 2014

Join us for the last three public conversations in our summer series! 


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