The Case Against 8 is a behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows two famous litigators from opposite sides of the political spectrum as they join forces to argue the first federal marriage equality lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court. Congratulations to filmmakers […]
David Washburn is a documentary filmmaker who has received support from California Humanities through the Communtiy Stories Grant project for his films, An American Mosque, and his newly funded project California Muslim Vets. These timely projects tackle the issues of religious intolerance, inter-faith collaboration and look to amplify Muslim voices in California. Please tell us […]
GOING ON 13 is a documentary film directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan & Dawn Valadez that follows four girls growing up over four years.
From: Independent Lens No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Marginalized […]
Grace Lee’s K-TOWN ’92, an interactive web documentary, was supported by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project Production Grant in 2017. You can watch a clip of the interactive online documentary here until April 28, 2018: http://www.pbs.org/video/k-town-92-reporters-skhfmp/ Read an excerpt from Nina F. Ichikawa‘s Interview with Grace Lee “Grace Lee’s ‘K-TOWN ’92” Tells A Different Story […]
REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates sobriety, adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not […]
HOLLYWOOD CHINESE brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers, and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined in movies.
INVENTING LA: THE CHANDLERS AND THEIR TIMES, a documentary by Emmy-winning filmmaker Peter Jones, tells the story of the Los Angeles Times and the city’s most powerful family.
Throughout the state of California, small town industries like fishing, mining, and agriculture are quickly becoming a thing of the past. As competition stiffens and resources diminish, how will these communities survive?
Mass Confucian: Chinese Language or Communist Propaganda?, a short documentary by Philip W. Chung. Mass Confucian documents the controversy over a “Confucius Classroom” Chinese language class in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. On one side are opponents who protest the classes as an alleged instrument of Communist doctrine. On the other are those who […]