On the Importance of Historical Literacy: What Good is History? Huntington Library, Los Angeles Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Fenn, Pulitzer Prize winner Moderated by Bill Deverell, California Humanities’ Board Vice-Chair, USC History Department Chair, and Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West The first stop of the …Read More »
Monthly Archives: April 2016
DOGTOWN REDEMPTION, a raw, intimate and compassionate look at the lives of homeless recyclers in West Oakland, California, co-directed by Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush, premieres nationally on May 16 in the PBS series Independent Lens. For specific broadcast times in your area, please visit PBS.org. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION follows the …Read More »
California Humanities-Supported Documentaries Now Showing in Skyfest, Exclusively on Virgin America!
Three award-winning California Documentary Project (CDP) films now on Virgin America airlines! NO MÁS BEBÉS, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE and DOROTHEA LANGE: GRAB A HUNK OF LIGHTNING are available now for viewing inflight through June 2016 as part of the SkyFest independent film showcase. The toughest part of …Read More »
We, at California Humanities love books, and we thought we’d share with you what we’re currently reading, or hope to be reading over the summer months. Neha Balram is reading Bullies: A Friendship by Alex Abramovich, as an East Bay and an Oakland newbie, Neha naturally picked this one off …Read More »
THE LAST SEASON, directed by Sara Dosa, is a meditative look at the legacy of war. While in search of the wild and valuable matsutake mushroom, the lives of two former soldiers intersect.Read More »