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War Comes Home

In 2014 Cal Humanities is promoting a multi-year initiative focused on the experience of veterans returning from war. War Comes Home creates 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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Mar

Film Screening: The Last Season

SAN FRANCISCO -- Join us for two screenings at this years CAAM festival of the CDP-funded documentary The Last Season, a poetic film about trauma, nature, family, and friendship. Winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Documentary, this film was recently acquired by PBS for national television broadcast.

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Mar

Film Screening: In an Ideal World

ATASCADERO -- IN AN IDEAL WORLD - a CDP-funded documentary with two screenings at the 2015 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival - follows three individuals at Soledad Prison – a warden, a white Mafioso murderer and a black gang member – as they struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America’s “locked down” racial order. USA. 83 min.

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Film Screening: In An Ideal World

SAN LUIS OBISPO -- IN AN IDEAL WORLD - a CDP funded documentary with two screenings at the 2015 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival - follows three individuals at Soledad Prison – a warden, a white Mafioso murderer and a black gang member – as they struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America’s “locked down” racial order. 

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Special Grant Opportunity - Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Posted on February 25, 2015

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is currently accepting applications. Find out how to apply. 


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World Premiere: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

Posted on February 25, 2015

California Documentary Project-supported film The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor premieres at San Francisco’s CAAMFest on March 15.


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Who Is Julie Fry?

Posted on February 5, 2015

It’s been one week since Julie Fry has come on board as President & CEO of Cal Humanities, and we think it's time you got to know her, as well!


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