Films

ATENA/NETS

female with hands behind head

ATENA/NETS

Rising stars in Ghana’s contemporary dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Casting a wide net they remake their world.

CONQUEST and PRISON

woman with nose ring in ochre shirt

CONQUEST and PRISON

Dance is a form of a visual poetry. The words of the dancers reverberate in the space between past and present in South Africa.

dancedance/RE⬥VOLUTION

Maqoma Man

dancedance/RE⬥VOLUTION

dancedance/RE⬥VOLUTION is an introduction to the vibrant diversity of contemporary dance in South Africa. Rooted in both tradition and the idioms of modern movement, this half-hour documentary introduces new audiences to work ranging from site-specific solos to multi-media physical theater.

BODY/BAG

Shirtless man with plastic bag over head

BODY/BAG

South African choreographer Gavin Krastin’s performance explores the limits and boundaries of movement while trapped in a transparent sheath. A solitary, vulnerable performer confronts the body’s desire to break free, while only breath escapes. His physical struggle to move is a portrait of resistance to stasis, stagnation, loss and futility.

BODY WITHOUT A BRAIN

man performing hand stand

BODY WITHOUT A BRAIN

Body Without a Brain is a high risk, physically demanding dance for camera. Filmed in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).

RASA DARI TARI/THE SOUL OF DANCE

Padusi Man Performance

RASA DARI TARI/THE SOUL OF DANCE

The Soul of Dance is an introduction to the vibrant diversity of contemporary dance in Indonesia. Rooted both in tradition and the idioms of modern movement this half hour documentary introduces audiences to work ranging from site-specific solos to multimedia musical theater.

QUEENS DREAM

People Dancing

QUEENS DREAM

Queens Dream is a site-specific dance for film at Niki de St. Phalle's Queen Califia's Magical Circle. Groups of dancers in black are reflected in the mirrors of the maze that guards the entrance to the site. Portholes and archways open to hidden worlds. Trance, ritual and repetition combine in a magical world invoking our unconscious dreams.

TROLLEY DANCES

Male and female dancing together isolated by blurred background

TROLLEY DANCES

Trolley Dances brings dance to the streets and people to the dance using San Diego's Red Trolleys as the vehicle – literally.

POETRY LIVE(S)

Man holding microphone

POETRY LIVE(S)

New Voices. Fresh Visions. Spoken Word Poetry Today.

ONE WORLD
Many Dreams

Green valley and mountains

ONE WORLD
Many Dreams

One World:  Many Dreams was commissioned by the Wang Foundation. The short video chronicles the experiences of American and Chinese college students teaching English in Yunnan Province.

TALKING PEACE

People sitting on couch watching

TALKING PEACE

Talking Peace is a documentary about Jewish Palestinian Living Room Dialogue in San Diego. Talking Peace is rooted in a process of getting to know distinct individuals and the telling details of their history and experience.

LINES IN THE SAND

Sun setting over sandy coastline

LINES IN THE SAND

Artist Kirk Van Allyn uses the beach as his canvas. He creates a labyrinth, painting with the elements, sand, surf and light.

FAMILIES AND FLOWERS

text imposed over hanging western hat

FAMILIES AND FLOWERS

For three-quarters of a century people have come to Encinitas to grow flowers, market blooms and raise families. This is a story of immigrants and entrepreneurs; a story of continuity and change; of self-sufficiency and adaptability.

EDMUND'S ISLAND

Man selling newspapers in traffic

EDMUND'S ISLAND

Edmund's Island is a portrait of an "angel" working as an Encinitas, California news-hawker.

ONE IN A MILLION

Million Mom March sign

ONE IN A MILLION

One in a Million is the story of a mom's journey from the shock and grief of losing her son to gun violence to taking action and making a difference.

WEAVING THE FUTURE

Indigenous women weaving

WEAVING THE FUTURE

Weaving the Future is a portrait of the Otavalos---an indigenous community living in the Andean highlands of northern Ecuador.

DOWN TO EARTH
Adobe in New Mexico

wood cart in front of adobe structure

DOWN TO EARTH
Adobe in New Mexico

Adobe is not just a building material. DOWN TO EARTH explores the relationship between the built environment of New Mexico and the continuity of cultural tradition. There is more to Santa Fe style than first meets the eye.

THE YIDISHE GAUCHOS

Gauchos in group seated

THE YIDISHE GAUCHOS

The Yidishe Gauchos is the story of Jewish cowboys,ranchers and farmers on the Argentine pampas.

NUCLEAR NEWSREEL

Marchers on city street

NUCLEAR NEWSREEL

Nuclear Newsreel is a record of an international day of protest organized by the Nuclear Freeze movement.

MAD RIVER
Hard Times in Humboldt County

View up through Redwood trees

MAD RIVER
Hard Times in Humboldt County

Plant Closures. Environmental Pressure. MAD RIVER is a portrait of a rural community facing environmental and economic disaster.

NUDE/ETUDE

NUDE/ETUDE

NUDE/ETUDE is an abstract poetry film.  

PEOPLE'S WALL

PEOPLE'S WALL

Peoples Wall is a 22 minute documentary about the mural "Our History is No Mystery," which was created in 1976. It was on the wall of John Adams Community College at Masonic and Hayes in San Francisco, CA.

CRIP-TRIPS

CRIP-TRIPS

Made for the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, CA. Three portraits  of people with disabilities living independently.