- Student Films
- Undergraduate Works
- Graduate Works
- Student Writing About Film & Video
- Eisner Prize, 2011
- Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 10, 2011 and May 6, 2011
- Strangers: An Image of Disintegration
- A film by Mike Harris. An experimental film examining the fragility of memory. After a heist goes awry, a bank robber finds herself stricken with amnesia. Unable to reconcile who she is with a past she can no longer remember, she finds herself increasingly alientated from her criminal life, and her outlaw boyfriend. 12 min.
- Over There Somewhere
- A film by Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck. This experimental film heightens perceptual discovery through rapid cutting. Using found footage the filmmaker creates a sensory experience that simultaneously captivates and repels the viewer. 9 min. DVD X6198
- 100 Pets
- A film by Jonathan T. Wang. This experimental film plays with the idea of transforming YouTube cat videos into contemporary art by navigating the line between the amateur and highly skilled videos that characterize YouTube. 4 min. DVD X6199
- Old people driving
- A film by Shaleece Haas. This documentary chronicles the adventures of Milton (age 96) and Herbert (age 99) as they confront the end of their driving years, revealing the generation that came of age during America's love affair with the automobile. 24 min. DVD X6200
- A film by Christine Chia. This short stop-motion animation film uses movement as a function to evolve line and form. 1 min. DVD X6201
- Catch the Moon
- A film by Esau Hamadanyan. In this atmospheric music video which conveys its story through song, a traveling musician contemplates his love life. 5 min. DVD X6202
- Sami's Cock
- A film by George Larkin. This experimental film takes a nod to the Iraqi tradition of oral storytelling by attempting to explain the entire Iraq situation through in an animal parable. 5 min. DVD X6203
- You Look Like Your Mother
- A film by Lillian Guo. A Chinese American woman looks at her relationship with her mother attempting to answer such questions as: "What is my mother, Who is my mother, Who is this woman?" 6 min. DVD X6204
- Dear Friends
- A film by David Wallace. A film that attempts to deal with the personal and familial in a poignant examination of war and its effect. 7 min. DVD X6205
- Time of the Month
- A film by Quinn Fujii. A comedy that follows a hopeless romantic depicting the "crazy" behavior of his neurotic girlfriend, who acts moody once a month. 7 min. DVD X6206
- Confessions of the Graduate
- A film by Zi Huang. About the everyday life of a homeless student: a young Chinese man who loves his life and is about to graduate from UC Berkeley. 12 min. DVD X6207
- La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)
- A film by Nancy Ledesma. This short film presents an animated version of a popular Mexican folk tale. 1 min. DVD X6208
- Beyond the Ruins
- A film by Delan Tai and Christopher Deetz. Tells the story of a deteriorating tormented assassin whose life is complicated by a mysterious woman. The film is conveyed in parallel, between flashbacks and the narrative account of a dream, as the assassin, lost and confused, struggles to escape his past. 15 min. DVD X6209
- A film by Nagisa Kodama. Focuses on a ballet dancer, unable to take that first step, but finally steps forwards. "Silence, and the first step towards a dancer's dream." 15 min. DVD X6210
- Extraordinary Pregnancies
- A film by Chris E. Vargas. Revisits the first "pregnant man," the transgender man Thomas Beatie and his wife Nancy, re-scripting their interview with the taboid media. 10 min. DVD X6211
- Not Much
- A film by Auden Bui. A boy falls in love with a picture of a girl and longs to meet her. 5 min. DVD X6212
- Sidoarjo Mudflow
- A film by Filbert Hansel. This animation/documentary strives to increase awareness about an environmental disaster in Indonesia that may have man-made roots. 5 min. DVD X6213
- Deciphering Sounds, Deciphering Spinsters
- A film by Nathaniel Klein. Explores finding and creating meaning in partial documents. Contrasting the artists' own experiences interpretating family photo albums with others' attempts to mimic and name ambient sounds, this work explores what shifts in translation, and how meaning is fabricated. 12 min. DVD X6214
- Wanderlust; Free Camp
- Films by Jonathan T. Wang. Wanderlust: Experimental video that explores the phenomenological effects of spectacle and tourism through text, sound, and image. By performing the role of the tourist at the 2010 South Africa World Cup, the filmmaker attempts to navigate the lines between contemporary art, generalized tourist image collecting, and promotional travel videos.
Free camp: Documentary portrait of five individuals currently living at the Albany landfill in California. The film explores tragedy and ingenuity in the face of forced evictions, rat infestations, and drug abuse. Wanderlust (2010, 13 min.) -- Free camp (2010, 21 min.) DVD X6215
- Moving Self and Other
- A film by Katelyn Stiles. A dance video, which focuses our attention on the body's movement while encouraging us to see gestures anew. 6 min. DVD X6216
- Ethnographic Videos, UC Berkeley, Anthropology 138B, Spring, 2011
- Contents: Saudades / by Nina Diatchenko, Erica Pallo, Kinga Rutynowski (16 min.) -- Los Guadalupanos: La Kermes at All Souls / by Alicia Bravo, Cristina Urista, Michael Vinyard (15 min.) -- The Boys / by Christina Richter, Niku T'arhesi, Matt Wechsler (14 min.) -- Pockets / by Katherine Clough, Ilse Gonzalez, Ian Wilson (14 min.).
Saudades: A group of Brazilians living in the San Francisco Bay Area remember their cultural heritage through food.
Los Guadalupanos: Looks at how the Virgin of Guadalupe builds community in a new country for the Catholic hispanic community at All Souls Church.
The boys: What is it about college life that creates friends out of strangers? This film explores this question, seeking the answers in the seemingly mundane, everyday life of four college boys.
Pockets: This film reads people through their pocketed possessions, expressions of their fundamental materiality. DVD X5793
- Eisner Prize, 2010
- Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, May 7, 2010.
"We don't see any light at the end of the tunnel. ..there is a tunnel after the tunnel." -- Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Azia. A film by Benjamin Zaehringer. 2 min. DVD DVD X6238
- In Bis Blood
Follows a father-son team of late-night news reporters. Looks at the lives of reporters and cameramen who spend their waking hours recording breaking news while the rest of us sleep. A film by Vianna Davila. 25 min. DVD DVD X6237
- The Flesh: Chapter 1, Angle of Trajectory
In this stop-motion film, the Wireman finds himself trapped in a strange world that is between dream and consciousness. He must define his role within this world before he is able to understand the implications of his decisions. A film by Sam Barnett. 7 min. DVD DVD X6236
- Their There
Ruminations on a failed relationship. Marked by love. Bound by secrecy. There's no such thing as "no strings attached." A film by Alayna Johnson. 6 min. DVD DVD X6235
- Kitty with a Mission
A crisis of identity is expored in this spy spoof in which CIA agent Charles Vaughn must go to extraordinary measures if he hopes to save the world. A film by Crystal Platas. 5 min. DVD DVD X6234
- Liberty Eyes
This film short presents an exploration of colonial oppression and its aftereffects via hand-painted movie posters from Ghana. A film by Recca Gibson. 2 min. DVD DVD X6233
- Ferris Wheel on Fire
In this film short a young man confronts his innate fears from a childhood trauma, revealing both destruction and renewal. A film by Joe Garrity. 3 min. DVD DVD X6232
This film short investigates textures as they appear in nature and in synthetic objects. Close-ups provide an unusual perspective, revealing a world previously unseen. A film by Yoni Weinberg. 3 min. DVD DVD X6231
A brief look into the portrayal of women in the media and its effects on girls. A film by Robin Cabe Eitelberg. 1 min. DVD DVD X6230
- I'm In
What's a hipster? Retro haircuts, tight pants, the latest music... This documentary looks into the hipster subculture of the San Francisco Bay Area. It also questions the act of labeling while trying to make sense of the label itself. A film by Charlotte Alexander, Rob Gill, Casey Koon, and Katie Wykoff. 10 min. DVD DVD X6229
- Exhibit #65, SGv10-LBc7-131809, First Sightings of the Ego Monster
Part of a series of performance and installation projects that explores the way we understand and define "reality." In this episode, my alter ego, Sara Gray, conducts a mock research study and investigates the natural habitat of the Ego Monster. A film by Merav Tzur. 6 min. DVD X6228
- Film short investigating distance, memory and spatiality. What is understood as public space and private space is diffused in a continuum and condenses, while the camera gazes at sites of both personal and collective memories. A film by Taro Masushio.
2 min. DVD X6217
- Exhibit #61, SGv8-PH-013109, The Closest I've Ever Been to Masha
- Investigates issues of fictional fabrication and subjective reality. The filmmaker conducts mock research via her alter ego sarah Gray, an investigator of a farcical universe. Through the mimicking of newscasts, documentaries, archeological digs, and other "evidence," Gray aims to persuade her audience that her research is credible. 8 min. DVD X6218
- Falling in Love with Chris and Greg: Hair Breakdown Special
- Film short about a gay odd couple. Chris has a meltdown over hair loss. Thrown into a crisis, he considers taking drastic measures. Greg tries to be supportuve, but as always, gets it wrong. A film by Chris E. Vargas and Greg Youmans. 4 min. DVD X6219
- Have You Ever Seen a Transsexual Before?
- Both documentary and live performance, this film short presents a fantastical adventure into another world of queer likeness and identification. A film by Chris E. Vargas. 4 min. DVD X6220
- Audio Report of Fefinery Surveyor Black
- A bureaucrat finds himself standing in a empty parking lot harboring a growing suspicion that the world he walks upon is not the one he thought it was. Anomalies have begun to accumulate in his predictible existence until, in time the introduciton of uncertainty pushes his rational mind towards a rarefied paranoia. A film by Galen Jackson. 25 min. DVD X6221
- Hannah's Ringer
An experimental film in which bank robbers and their Robin Hood paragon have captured the imagination of a girl who sees them as outlaws with humanitarian pursuits. A film by Ella Andersson. 6 min. DVD X6222
- Hannah's Ringer
Uses rhythmic and tonal montage to re-create intense emotional states dealing with issues of depression and resentment, and the use of drugs as an escape. A film by Pierre Camarena. 7 min. DVD X6223
In this film short inspired by avante-garde filmmaking and the concept of landscape, the filmmaker created this film from footage shot entirely in her own apartment. She attempts to explore her connection to her immediate environment, as well as her feelings toward cultural (specifically American) notions of progress, success and aspiration. A film by Pierre Camarena. 4 min. DVD X6224
Stemming from the tale of the Yuki-Onna (snow woman), two worlds coincide in the heat of the Tokyo summer. A woman from the winter land "meets" Junpei outside his door and the two develop a cold but warm relationship. A film by Nagisa Kodama. 16 min. DVD X6225
- Whisper My Name
A visual diary of the filmmaker's journey back to her abandoned childhood school in Dehkadeh, Iran. In isolation she explores places of memory and examines emotions, ranging from nostalgia to detachment. A film by Azin Seraj. 4 min. DVD X6226
- Hour) or a Fis...
Builds on medical training films to construct a densely edited, visceral experience of the human body's orifices. A film by Curtis Tamm. 10 min. DVD X6227
- Eisner Prize, 2009
- Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, May 8, 2009.
- A film by Navid Sinaki. Pop imagines a film trailer for a Iranian cinema filmfarsi extravaganza in which Googoosh, a renowned Iranian performer, stars as a man in drag in the underground cabarets of Tehran. The film provides a context for homosexuality, an issue that usually causes shock and execution in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 7 min. DVD X5892
- Mama, Don't Take My Kodachrome Away
- A film by Wenhua Shi. This short experimental animation film uses found family footage from the1950s to create a commentary about the loss of a medium that captured the American dream. 3 min. DVD X5891
- Mama, Don't Take My Kodachrome Away
- A film by Wenhua Shi. This short experimental animation film uses found family footage from the1950s to create a commentary about the loss of a medium that captured the American dream. 3 min. DVD X5890
- New Morning.
- A film by Kate Maeder and Derek Dabkoski. A documentary about Derek Dabkoski, a young man who is brutally and randomly mugged in San Francisco. He wakes up two weeks later from a coma, with a traumatic brain injury and complete paralysis on one side of his body. This film follows Derek from the point of injury, through two years of intensive physical therapy and beyond. 15 min. DVD X5889
- Attention Relay
- A film by Farley Gwazda. Looks at cultural genesis via the act of imitation. In this video, based on the improv-game "mirror" and mediated by a tele-prompter, participants tried to copy one another's movements, vocalizations,and facial expressions. On an individual level this is an entropic process of miscommunication, yet on the group level new behaviour is generated through an evolutionary process. 15 min. DVD X5882
- Death at Once
- A film by Claudia Salamanca. This film looks at the moment of change. It interrogates what transformation means by reflecting in its relationship with what is left behind, the possibility of a future form as in the moment of death. 11 min. DVD X5883
- Sergeant Thorne
- A film by Molly Snyder-Fink. A documentary about a young American soldier who returns home from the war in Iraq with a traumatic brain injury that forces him to relearn speech and permanently blinds him in one eye. His goal is to be able to read to his four-year old daughter and to keep up with her as she learns about the world around them. 10 min. DVD X5884
- A Self Made House
- A film by Molly Snyder-Fink. Told in three parts, A Self Made House is a kaleidoscopic telling, dismembering, and then retelling of a strange American folk tale full of violence, love, and a house that makes itself in the middle of the forest. 19 min. DVD X5885
- Beautiful Sisters
- A film by Connie Chung. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is prominent in the Asian American community. For some, it's a personal choice to feel "beautiful," "accepted," and "confident." Others view it as "a way to look white," "western" or a means to "meet societal beauty standards." Through personal narratives and interviews with Asian women and a doctor who provides this service, Beautiful Sisters provides a choser look at how young Asian American women perceive and construct ideas about beauty, race, and identity.
9 min. DVD X5886
- The Texture of Interpretation: As Seen by the Perceptual System of a Civilization
- A film by Curtis Tamm. Explores the notion of earlier or later civilizations having drastically different perceptual organization systems than we do now. This video attempts to position the viewer as someone who is seeing through the lens of a different perceptual system, of a different time, a different era, where forms of nature take on different shapes. 5 min. DVD X5887
- Hip hop Underground
- A film by Gabriel W. Leigh. A documentary of the burgeoning hip hop music scene developing in and around Yangon, Burma. Despite government opposition and the country's history of persecution of artists, the popularity of hip hop music continues to grow. This film asks "How how does hip hop music and an oppressive regime coesist?" and "How does this impact the work and personal lives of the musicians who live under the regime?" 9 min. DVD X5888
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2009. How to Dig a Hole
- Contents: Techronology / Daesun Hwang (4 min.) -- The Fittest / Jodie Cavalier (6 min.) -- The Naked guy / Duane Moles (25 min.) -- How to dig a hole / Sabina Nieto (8 min.) -- Power trip / Thomas Mentel (5 min.) -- My origins / Ethan Lieber (9 min.) -- A State of emergency / Gabriella Calvo (2 min.) -- Land of steams / Dan Williams (5 min.) -- Epithelial membrane moment / Curtis Tamm (15 min.)
Summary Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Techronology is a brief history of human innovation set to the sounds of Daft Punk. The Fittest: Comprised of found footage clips, seeks to compare the idea of societal norms from the past and present. Naked guy looks at the life of Andrew Martinez who wanted to be known as a "militant nudist." How to dig a hole is a depiction of a father and son looking at the question "What does it mean to build?" Power trip looks at the history of objectification of women in cinema and what happens when the camera is turned onto the man behind it. My origins: Concerns the impact of a therapist's divorce. State of emergency examines the distancing between people when they become fixated on technology. Land of streams: A formal experiment concerned with the structuralist film movement of the 1960s and 70's. Epithelial membrane moment: Examines varieties of irregular symmetry, disordered but homogeneous. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, April 9, 2009. DVD X1333
- Media Studies (Mass Communications) 190 Student Films (Horror Film)
- 649 Days and Counting. By Amy Tran, Caroline Ogawa, Lisa Owen and Maria Yanez ; directed and edited by Caroline Ogawa. A threat is closing in on UC Berkeley football players as they start to disappear one by one. 8 min. DVD X1239
- Gene Envy Written by Shane Richard and Kelsey Conn. Photography, Shane Richard ; editors, Shane Richard and Kelsey Conn. Starring: Connie Wang, Shannon Brown, Allix Kruk, Kelsey Conn, Hanna Navid. Twins are born through a new asexual birth technique. "Connected in ways that science could not have foreseen, the two find that their relationship is far stranger than normal ... tampering with the perfect balance that bonds them can lead to deadly consequences." 8 min. DVD X1240
- iDENTITY Filmed and edited by Jennie Elliott. Starring: Erica Sheerin, Erica Kato, Jennie Elliott, Rachel Alcone. Trying to find her place at a big school like Cal, Erica decides to rush the Beta Zeta sorority and quickly realizes the truth about sororities ... but its too late. Touches on issues of consumer culture and conformity and the susceptability of trying to fit into a crowd. 8 min. DVD X1241
- Dig Starring: Kirby Lima, Esther Kim, Tracy Nguyen, Wenjie Cai, Susan McKay. Plot swirls around the mysterious death of a female Asian student. 6 min. DVD X1242
- Minor Depression Directed by Jamie Cole and Mason James. Camera, Jamie Cole, Liz Ingrum ; editors, Mania Farr, Liz Ingrum. Starring: Mason James, Mania Farr, Jamie Cole, Mahsa Nooraei, Peyton James. A young man is lured to his death by a mysterious child. 8 min. DVD X1243
- Give & Take Produced by Samuel Contreras ; directed by Kim Nguyen. Starring: Samuel Contreras, Christine Gharibian.
Camera, Naomi Lee, Yabeth Gomez. Sam ends up getting more than he bargained for with Christine" in this profile of an increasingly violent relationship. 9 min. DVD X1244
- The Evil Eye Directed by Cheryl Mak. Starring: Angelica Dongallo, Dennie Bates, Mary Pham, Jess Shaffer. Camera, Simon Williams, Cheryl Mak ; editor, Simon Williams ; sound editing, Dennie Bates. A homicidal college student kills her roommates one by one. 7 min. DVD X1245
- Revenge of the Slut Written and directed by Daron Moore and Janelle Marker. Starring: Susie Babos, Peter Deptula, Kaiti Seders, Janelle Marker, Yuko Wada, Daron Moore. Camera, music and editing by Daron Moore. A female student stalks and kills her dates. 7 min. DVD X1246
- Anthropology 138B Student Films
- DVD X98
- For the Curious Ones
- A film by Bryan Welch and Mickey Kay. Every semester, the San Francisco Exploratorium hires a few dozen high school students who serve as the floor staff of the museum, where they answer questions, explain exhibits, operate lasers, and dissect cow eyeballs. This film takes a look at the Explainers Program -- part job, part science academy, part family -- and why alumni call their experience "the best job ever!" Produced by students enrolled in the Anthropology 138B class at the University of California, Berkeley. 2008. 14 min.
- El otro lado
- A film by by Jessica Parra-Fitch, Eddy Collins, Elizabeth Pierce, and David Traiger. Many residents of Tijuana, Mexico, maintain lives that exist in equal measure on both sides of the California border, as tens of thousands cross daily to work, shop, and socialize. This film examines what it means to organize one's identity around this one predominating yet commonplace act. 2998. 20 min.
- Thursday 3 to 7
- Farmers' markets are more than just a supplement to supermarkets: for many supporters they express an alternate approach towards some of the basic activities of life. This film explores how space affects behavior and perception, as seen at the North Shattuck Farmer's Market, a weekly event in Berkeley, California where a diversity of people gather, shop and socialize, and leave without a trace. 17 min.
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2008. Introducton to Anatomy
Your lips with cheese / Andrea Brizuela, Tess Minsky (5 min.) -- Pamily / Khan Kwon (6 min.) -- Pimping iron / Joey Ponticello (13 min.) -- Beside myself / Louis Plell (3 min.) -- Lettering / Joe Garrity, Miranda Peters-Lazaro (6 min.) -- Chasing intimacy / Danielle Huffaker, Janelle Smith (14 min.) -- Crimen / Terry Patton (7 min.) -- Em nen khoc = you cannot cry / Seryna Hanh Thai, In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles (10 min) -- Learn from mistakes / Aric Huang (4 min.)
Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Each of these nine diverse films broadly explores what separates the self from others and the fragile connective tissues that hold us together. In Your lips with cheese, students pose playfully for an existential yearbook cut-up. The part speaks for the whole when five family members are cleverly transformed into the fingers on a hand in Pamily. A budding bodybuilder pontificates on body image in Pimping Iron, unapologetically linking it to his experiences of romance. An animated subject flits and flickers into states of cinematic mitosis in Beside Myself. In Lettering, two wounded individuals bound by the rules of attraction transcend the laws of time and space as they attempt to reconnect. The documentary Chasing Intimacy endearingly pokes and prods at three couples negotiating the forever-permeable boundaries of love, sex, and self. In the riveting psychodrama Crimen, a guilty father revisits and reimagines crimes of procreation. In the intensely moving em nen khoc (you cannot cry), the death of a Vietnamese patriarch fosters a familial excavation of tradition. Lessons of human evolution are summed up sweetly in the animated Learn from Mistakes. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, April 22, 2008. DVD 9749
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2008. We Are Cinema
- Goldmine of conscious minds / Eric Marshall (10 mins, shown as loop) -- I are cinema / Siavash Abderezai (5 mins) -- The electric Arctic circle / Brian George (20 mins) -- Cache / Viva Barrows-Friedman, Kameron So (14 min.) -- Sin titulo / Matt Losada (12 mins) -- Since you've been ong / Frank Y. Chan (4 mins) -- Folie ?a deux / Elijah Wolfson (16 mins) -- Direction / Hector Jimenez (22 mins).
Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Goldmine of Conscious Minds captures the spatial, temporal, and aural layers of Sproul Plaza. I Are Cinema confronts the genre of experimental film through a mashed-up parody of creative angst, and in turn, reveals the angst of parody. The Electric Arctic Circle charts the oblique, unraveling journey of three travelers venturing into the Great White North. In the documentary (Cache), two intertwining personal narratives are placed against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown. Sin titulo explores the craft and art of making images amidst an askew urban setting. The absence of a friend engenders bittersweet romantic complications among three companions in Since You've Been Ong. Folie ?a deux addresses the obsession and voyeurism of both actors and audience, and Direction, a rapid-fire deconstruction of directorial intention, ends with the undoing of it all. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, April 9, 2008. DVD 9750
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2008. Films from the Eisner Competition
- Sin titulo / Matt Losada (12 mins) -- Medo and the dragon / Noelle Cole, Anna Zaniewski (5 mins) -- Elemental hymn / Sonja Bertucci (6 mins) -- Lettering / Joe Garrity, Miranda Peters-Lazaro (6 mins) -- Lag OOn: a pataphysical machine / Stefan Al (3 min.) -- The key thief / Dan Williams (8 min.) -- Tissue / Jay Patumanoan (7 mins) -- The electric Arctic circle / Brian George (15 mins) -- American/Sandinista / Jason Blalock (26 mins).
Eisner prize winning videos selected for creativity produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Sin Titulo explores the craft and art of making images amidst an askew urban setting. Medo and the Dragon is an animated folktale of the Ngobe people of Panama. In Lettering, two wounded individuals bound by the rules of attraction transcend the laws of time and space as they attempt to reconnect. The Electric Arctic circle is an hallucinatory record of a beautiful, wild road trip undertaken by three friends on motorcycles. American/Sandinista is a portrait of Ben Linder and other young Americans who traveled to Nicaragua to help bring electricity to a small town during the Nicaraguan civil war. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, May 5, 2008. DVD 9751
- For the Curious Ones
- A film by Bryan Welch and Mickey Kay. Every semester, the San Francisco Exploratorium hires a few dozen high school students who serve as the floor staff of the museum, where they answer questions, explain exhibits, operate lasers, and dissect cow eyeballs. This film takes a look at the Explainers Program -- part job, part science academy, part family -- and why alumni call their experience "the best job ever!" Produced by students enrolled in the Anthropology 138B class at the University of California, Berkeley. 2008. 14 min. DVD X98
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2007: Films from the Eisner Competition
- I have grandchildren and great-grandchildren = Torner yev Zorner Unim / Naira Der Kiureghian (16 min.) -- Shake / Evan Wright Menzel (22 min.) -- Yo conozco / Elliot Schatmeier (6 min.) -- Five scene recreations / Kara Hearn (15 min.) -- What's funny about it / Gabriel Agee (1 min., 2005) -- Crimson haze / Wenhua Shi (7 min.) -- My companions / Wenhua Shi (b&w, 1 min.) -- Not drawn to scale / Sophie Cooper (1 min.) -- Water moon / Sophie Cooper (10 min., 2005)
Eisner prize winning videos selected for creativity produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. I have grandchildren....: A family recalls the Armenian Genocide and the Syrian Druze Rebellion and how it shaped their lives. Shake: Examines a young man's struggle to overcome social anxiety. Yo Conozco: A retelling of an immigration from Mexico to El Paso and the synthesis of present and past experiences. Five scene recreations: Subversion and celebration of the heroics of Hollywood movies. What's funny about it?: Examines the role of gumby as an American idol. Crimson haze: A meditation upon color, decay and rhythm. Not drawn to scale: Appropriates images uploaded onto online blogs by American soldiers in Iraq. Water moon: How does one mark important life passages? Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, May 6, 2007. 88 min. DVD 8074
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2007: What's Love Got to Do with It?
- Lollipop moon / Lindsey Hanson (8 min.) -- Talking to my mom / Marjorie McAfee (26 min.) -- Vanity / Jason Karpman (12 min.) -- Thank you sir may I have another? / Lindsay L. Benedict (b&w, 4 min.) -- Powdered sugar / Heather Steere (1 min.) -- When the child was a child / Yoram Savion (b&w, 6 min.) -- Stuffed / Arwen Curry, Cerissa Tanner (20 min.) -- Window cleaner / Heather Steere (5 min.)
Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Each of these eight diverse films broadly interprets what love is and how it may be cinematically depicted. The artists seek to understand love's myriad incarnations: for oneself, for material objects, or for one's family. Talking to my mom: A student's journey through grief and loss after her mother's death, attempting to talk to her one last time through psychic mediums. Thank you sir may I have another: Two men navigate the boundary between intimacy and aggression. Stuffed: a squeeze into the cramped quarters of pathological collectors. Window cleaner: About teenage suicide and concepts of death. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, April 19, 2007. 80 min. DVD 8073
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2007: Time After Time
Wandern / Daniel Czernilofsky, (5 min.) -- You are i hate you / Marik Armstrong, Josh McVeigh-Schultz, (14 min.) -- My companions / Wenhua Shi, (b&w, 1 min.) -- A Sikh in America / Peter Alsop, (5 min.) -- Multiple hugs & kisses / Yosuke Hosaka, (6 min.) -- Saturday ice fever / Scott Bishop, Siyu Song, Frances You, (2 min.) -- Hard knock life / Alison Beaumont, (2005, 2 min.) -- Blips and beeps / Nikolaos Hanselmann, (b&w,5 min.) -- Urban jungle / Sophie Cooper (9 min.) -- Fractal / Morgan Swing (15 min.) -- Home movies / Jason Karpman (b&w, 4 min.)
Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Wandern: The German verb for "to hike." You are i hate you: Two filmmakers attempt to locate the American male in restroom graffiti. My companions: the first in a series of 10 one-minute animated shorts about graffiti. A Sikh in America: A Sikh American student investigates the difficult path between the world of family, work and play. Multiple hugs & kisses: an experiment with time and space. Saturday ice fever: An exploration of the Maya program. Hard knock life: Expresses disappointment in Mother Nature. Blips and beeps: Frames simple binary relations in regards to complex digital systems by illustrating the abstract motion of bits. Urban jungle: Explores the textures of urban life in San Francisco. Fractal: An artist mediates between the cerebral and the effective. Home movies: Home movies tease us with representations of the past. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, April 12, 2007. 67 min. DVD 8072
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2006: Real Live Bodies
- Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Second skin / Sophie Cooper (4 min.) -- Examples of boundaries and penetration / Offer Egozy (9 min.) -- Breath play / Jason Karpman (12 min.) -- Extreme chick regime / Bronwyn Birk, Whitney Hartwell (8 min.) -- Fries / Karina Gutierrez (9 min.) -- Bicycle / Mark Bowman (4 min.) -- Playing the news / Jigar Mehta, Jeff Plunkett (20 min.) -- A celebration / Peter Allen (4 min.) -- Object f / Evan Menzel (7 min.) -- Desperate incendiaries / Kimberly Burdette (6 min.) -- Figure drawing / Ian Cheng (2 min.) Breath play: Marcelle struggles to reconcile the difference between sexual desire and perversion. Fries: An intimate experience with French Fries. Playing the news: In 2004, television, radio and print media covered the U.S.-led attack on Fallujah. So did one video game. Its name is Kuma War and its vision is all about convergence. A thought-provoking exploration inviting the viewer to imagine a not-too-distant future when we might read an article about the war on a website, than link to an interactive game to replay that same event. Object f: An avant garde exploration of gender objectification. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 23, 2006. DVD 7609; vhs Video/C MM1030
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2006: Real Live People
- Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 16, 2006.
Average personal ad / Arun Murti (3 min.) -- Unschooled / Jason Marsh (25 min.) -- Observing Rene and Elaine / Offer Egozy (6 min.) -- Is this, like, your film? / Renna Brown-Taher (2 min.) -- Love of mischief: remember me, Anne Marie / Evan Menzel (2 min.) -- Kicked by a horse / Evan Menzel (2 min.) -- They all speak normally now / Lindsay Benedict (5 min.) -- My Soviet Atlantis / Susie Lichter, Jeanette Harris (14 min.) -- All things/pray / M. Hasna Maznavi, Kati Edmonds (7 min.) -- Murder of Monsenor / Daniel Freed (25 min.) Unschooled: Examines three families who "unschool " their children using curriculum-free methods of education. My Soviet Atlantis: A Turkmen woman shares her personal story before and after the fall of Communism. All things/pray: A Muslim Sri Lankan-American woman and a Caucasian Christian female approach spirituality from their seemingly opposing backgrounds. Murder of Monsenor: A search for justice that leads from South America to Modesto. DVD 7625; vhs Video/C MM1028
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2006: Real Living Space
- Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. City lights: A poetic treatment of night views and lights in the San Francisco Bay Area. Samurai surfers: Surfers in Puerto Rico endeavor to save their environment. Fast talkers: Exploration of disappearing farmland and threatened seascapes. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 16, 2006.
I wish I could see this way / Jae Jung (1 min.) -- La5t piece / Arun Murti, Abe Yang (5 min.) -- Prague song / Marc Thomas Engberg (7 min.) -- City lights / Shuhei Akita (12 min.) -- Yellowstone / Alexander Coughlin (4 min.) -- Downstream / Kira Takeshita (3 min.) -- Samurai surfers: a Puerto Rican tale / Sachi Cunningham (15 min.) -- Miss.Communication / Ashley Rodholm (1 min.) -- MoMA Audio Aventure Club / Ian Cheng (4 min.) -- 1/2 / Shuhei Akita (4min.) -- C / Mehrad Noori (4 min.) -- Birds of a feather / Betty Ho, Lawrence Kwan, Kristen Stewart, David Wallace (5 min.) -- Fast talkers / Ariana Reguzzoni (19 min.) DVD 7610; vhs Video/C MM1029
- No Hay Baño
- Produced by Benjamin Hadden, Joie Tran and Margaret Ocampo. Produced by students enrolled in Film 151 at the University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2006 Cast: Ming Huey, Marilyn Fabe. A short spoof on silence and nonverbal communication in a university library setting. Silent with musical accompaniment. 6 min. DVD 5599
- Works from the Eisner Awards Competition, May 7, 2006
- Eisner prize winning videos selected for creativity produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Grand prize winners for this year: MoMA Audio Adventure Club, a tour of art found in urban spaces, and Unknown, which cleverly blurs lived and acted realities.
MoMA Audio Adventure Club / Ian Cheng (4 min.) -- Unknown / Eric Martin (20 min.) -- Dawns underground / Jerome Clement-Wilz (7 min.) -- Pirated! / Nguyen Tan Hoang (11 min.) -- Breath play / Jason Karpman (12 min.) -- Bewegung / Beatrice Sasha Kobow, Andrew Moisey (10 min.) -- Performance in passing / Catherine Bilski, Aiste Siauryte, Jose De Leon (16 min.) -- Budiz (Amen) / Ben Hadden (6 min.) -- All things/pray / M. Hasna Maznavi, Katie Edmonds. Presented at the Pacific Film Archive on May 7, 2006. DVD 7608; vhs Video/C MM1031
- Works from the Eisner Awards Competition, May 6, 2005
- Any day now / Sohrab Pirayesh (14 min.) -- Day in the city / Paul Wie (5 min.) -- Bowling: a shopumentary / Jennifer Blaylock, Maris Gersh, Steve Saucedo (15 min.) -- Raskolnikov / Derek Woods (7 min.) -- Hot and cold / Samantha Staley (11 min.) -- Hollywood childhood around 1990 / Scott Ferguson (23 min.) -- Doxology / Melissa Day (9 min.) -- In the hall of the notes / Ryan Lawrence Chiu (2 min.) -- Sweets for my sweet / Brian Perkins (22 min.) -- Jonas / Richard Parkin (10 min.) -- Continuidad de los cables / Camilo Salazar Prince (8 min.) Video/C MM515
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2005: Intimate Terrain
Calcutta calling / Shasha Khokha (27 min.) -- Sunsetting eyes / Matthew Ward (2 min.) -- Learning how to pray / Rick Rapoza (7 min.) -- Early onset / Margaret Ocampo (2 min.) -- Life of Kevin Carter / Dan Krauss (27 min.) Documentary films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Calcutta calling: Follows the lives of girls adopted fom India and sent to rural Swedish-Lutheran Minnesota. Sunsetting eyes: Short piece about the dimentia of a persons's perception. Life of Kevin Carter: Looks at the life of South African photographer Kevin Carter and the tragic consequences of his burden of documenting the world's despair. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 10, 2005. DVD 4391; also VHS Video/C MM512
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2005: Radical Drifts
- Film is just a film / Jeffrey Charles (2 min.) -- Sacred tatoo / Derek Woods (7 min.) -- So cute Soju / Helene Park (2 min.) -- Monsieur Loin / Benjamin Orwoll (6 min.) -- Cabin / Helen Park (5 min.) -- My body is my own / Samantha Staley (5 min.) -- Drift / Paul Wie (3 min.) -- Pins / Elizabeth Neveu, Richard Parkin, Derek Woods (5 min.) -- Automaton / Hector Jimenez (3 min.) -- Black hat white / Adam Cohen (5 min.) -- Feodora / Andrew Moisey, Beatrice Sasha Kobow (10 min.) -- Wings of Autumn / Jason Gatt, Brandon Jacobs-Mills, Gautam Rangan, Hoang Le, Matt Wong (3 min.) -- Glass wedding gown / Yujiro Seki (3 min.) -- Evan Cheng's dream #16 / Evan Cheng (10 min.) Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 11, 2005. DVD 4393; also VHS Video/C MM513
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2005: Stories from the Bay Area
- Social interaction study / Eric Leppo (10 min.) -- Territorial pissings / Nathan Johnson (6 min.) -- Tracking / Therese Tierney (4 min.) -- Shellmound / Andres Cediel (21 min.) -- Trauma / Terry Patton (4 min.) -- Of rats and men / Sophia D'Arbone, Kathy Malone, Nathan Skelton (16 min.) -- Downtown 2 AM / Connor Snedecor (4 min.) -- Translate / Jamila Pierson-Jase (4 min.)
Documentary and experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Shellmound: Looks at the burial grounds on which Emeryville built its mall. Territorial pissings: An examination of graffiti. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 31, 2005. DVD 7713; vhs Video/C MM514
- Final Projects: Film 28A (Introduction to Documentary Film)- Spring 2005
- Student Documentary [untitled]. Produced and directed by Chris Eggers. A hilarious mockumentary about the trials of a college student in the process of selecting a topic and following through with a documentary film project. 25 min. DVD 3877
- A Day in San Francisco. A film by Eunsun Choi and Wan Hang Po. An impressionistic documentary that traces the adventures and misadventures of three Korean students in San Francisco. 16 min. DVD 3878
- The Kids of Telegraph. A film by John Mullen. A cinema verite look at the lives of young street people in Berkeley, California. 19 min. DVD 3879
- City Lights. A film by Shuhei Akita. A highly poetic cinematic treatment of night views and lights in the San Francisco Bay Area. 12 min. DVD 3880
- Riding the Berkeley Wave. A film by Stephen Gary. Focuses on public perceptions and self-perception of surfers in California. 10 min. DVD 3881
- Parental Orientations.A film by Lawrence Chiu. Centers around the relationship between queer-identified Asians and their parents. 13 min. DVD 3882
- Concepts and Reality. A film by Nicolas Lauricella. A film that initially focuses on a San Francisco street performer and ends up looking at the pitfalls of documentary filmmaking itself. 10 min. DVD 3883
- Bogalusa. A film by Esther Shubinski. A video diary about the travels of two French students (the filmmaker and her friend) into the wilds of Bogalusa, Louisiana. 16 min. DVD 3884
- Tourette's Without Regrets. A film by Alex Beckman and Derin Dobra. A film that looks from both an insider's and outsider's perspective at Tourette's syndrome. (two versions: 13 min and 7 min.) DVD 3885
- Future Past Remembered. A film by Sean Staub and Ben Hadden. A portrait of a stalwart UC Berkeley street musician, John Fizer and his times. 14 min. DVD 3895
- All of the Above. A film by Sherwin Kuo. A mockumentary that attempts to explain the origins and meaning of the "Freedom Circle" in UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza. 16 min. DVD 3896
- Far from Czar.A film by Samantha Staley and Bianca Cano. A documentary which provides both a poetic profile of Andrew Romanoff, artist and Grand Nephew of Czar Nicholas II, and a meditation on the elusiveness of historical subjects and documentary attempts to capture them. 20 min. DVD 3897
- Chronicle of a Tuba. A film by Kyle Parker. A look at public perceptions of tuba players and at the social lives of UCB band tuba folk. 13 min. DVD 3898
- To Love Deformity. A film by Connor Snedecor. Documents the art and practice of bonsai in California and the people who practice it. 10 min. DVD 3899
- Berkeley: Past Speech, Free Movement. A film by Terry Patton and Danny Franklin.
A "community of people" symphony that looks at the diverse and kinetic culture of Berkeley, California, past and present. 7 min. DVD 3900
- The Unthinkable. A film by Adam Karm. Through interviews and personal experiences presents a portrait of 9/11 survivors. 13 min. DVD 3901
- Prague Spring. A film by Marc Engberg. A poetic look at street music and street musicians in Prague. 8 min. DVD 3902
- Just Passing Through: Day and Night. A film by Michael Campos-Quinn. Concerns both a changing urban landscape and the difficulties of documentary representation of the everyday. 15 min. DVD 4096
- Mugatu and Moral Filmmaking. A film by Sabrina Mutukisna. uses both on the social and economic differences between schools in two widely disparate school districts in the Bay Area and on the ethical problems in documentary representation of social issues. 10min. DVD 4096
- Sobre la frontera, debajo de la mesa.A film by Johnny Darko. An intimate look at a day in the life of undocumented immigrants from Mexico. 9 min. DVD 4096
- 2440 Dana. A film by Matt Lee, Keith Hong. An observational-style documentary that follows a day in the life of an all-male student residence facility in Berkeley. 13 min. DVD 4096
- Fraternity Brother: An Inside Look A film by Gursimran Sandhu. A mock ethnographic film about a particularly raucous UC Berkeley fraternity brother. 11 min. DVD 4096
- Works from the Eisner Awards Competition, May 2, 2004
- Contents: My child (Anak) / Michelle Dizon (2001, 27 min.) -- .comm.unity / Esther N. S. Galbraith, Alexis Petru, Elana Fiske (21 min.) -- Attack / Sohail Afiat (5 min.) -- Everybody dance now / Jonathan Amerikaner (3 min.) -- Everyday the world is a playground / Kathy Minh Bach, Bruce Cheung (3 min.) -- White suburbia / Drew Spicer, Heath Gibson (1 min.) -- Halmuhnee / (cont'd) Antony Joo (6 min.) -- A perfect love / Ryan Landes (2 min.) -- Art Gallery / Staney Lin, Tracy Espeleta (3 min.) -- The perfectionist / Paul Wie (11 min.).
Eisner prize winning videos selected for creativity produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. My child (Anak) juxtaposes interviews with a group of children in the Philippines with the filmmker as a two-year old learning to speak. Comm.unity navigates the web site craigslist in an original way. DVD 7616; vhs Video/C MM191
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2004. De[Coded]: A Cross-examination of Documentary Film
- Contents: My child / Michelle Dizon (27 min.) -- Cheerleader / Kimberlee Bassford (24 min.) -- Crystal harvest / Annelise Wunderlich (25 min.) -- Talk to me / Vanessa Kaneshiro (26 min.).
Documentary films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. My child: A Filipino American family looks at issues of ethnic and cultural identity in the context of a return visit to the Philippines. Cheerleader: Children, teenagers and their parents who have been cheerleaders prepare for a national cheerleading competition. Crystal harvest: An investigative report on the production of methamphetamine in the Central Valley of California and the impact of the drug on adolescents and adults in the area. Talk to me: Looks at the lives of three autistic children who attend public school in Oakland California, and their relationships with their families and service providers. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 18, 2004. DVD 7618; vhs Video/C MM166
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2004. Music, Story, Expectations
- Contents: Emerge: real edition / Matthew Boyko, Dax Bedell (5 min.) -- Hot in Herre Reeemix / Helene Park (3 min.) -- 1's & 3's / Seth Minor (4 min.) -- Some things to think about / Dora Wedekind (3 min.) -- How to make jello, draw a kitty, scare others / Vicky Choy (8 min.) -- Vision / Janice Chow (4 min.) -- 12 cycles / Joseph R. Wright (5 min.) -- White suburbia / Drew Spicer, Heath Gibson (1 min.) -- The tell tale / Jacob Yasha Levine (10 min.) -- Licker / Rajan Agaskar (7 min.). Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 11, 2004. DVD 7624; vhs Video/C MM165
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2004. Undergrads and Underdogs: Stories of Individuals and Community
- Contents: Breaking loose the reins (12 min.) / Anna Camp, Jennifer Looney -- An exercise in denial (6 min.) / Aaron Schmidt -- Ebony Mama herself (12 min.) / Zeon D. V. Kitchiner, Marianne Laleuf, Violeta Foregger -- Tested (8 min.) / Michael Wilkerson -- Amaury par Gaia et Justine (6 min.) / Justine Jones, Gaia Bidat -- Account of March (6 min.) / Naoya Kaneta, Yuki Kawal -- Uproot, root down (12 min.) / Wun Yip, Sarah Pauly -- (In)visibility (15 min.) / Sara Gambin, Marissa Hill, Lea Jones.
Documentary films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. "An exercise in denial," follows the comic ramblings of a Telegraph Street celebrity known as The Brad Pitt girl. "The Ebony Mama herself," documents the flamboyant public and private life of an Oakland drag queen. "Tested," follows the journey of a gay UCLA business major who just learned his former partner has HIV. "Amaury par Gaia et Jusine, " documents a conversation on the war in Iraq with a French-born Berkeley Republican, defending his position. "Uproot/Root down," looks at the plight of Oakland housing renters facing the prospect of eviction and a successful grass-roots movement to pass a ballot measure in 2003. "Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 4, 2004." 77 min. DVD 7617; vhs Video/C MM144
- Closure: Art 175 Final Animations, 2004 (2004)
- Produced by Greg Niemeyer and Sam Ou. These animated films produced by student filmakers take the viewer through a Midwestern farmhouse, deep inside the abyss of a vending machine, to the sun-soaked ultra-violence of fairground entertainment, through the mysteries of self-realization and finally into the underbelly of Tokyo's subways.
Contents: My magic box -- Melody's flight -- Wings of Autumn -- Out of order -- Destined. Filmmakers: Leon Belt, Catherine Bendebury, Steven Richard Chan, Susan Chiang, Ryan Lawrence Chiu, Vicky Ying-Ying Choy, Jason David Gatt, Jeremy Robert Huddleston, Brandon Thomas Jacobs-Mills, Jirat Jirasetpatana, Laurie Kim, Derrick Lau, Hoang Huy Le, Wen-chin Lee, James Chia-Ming Liu, Garrett Ethan Moore, Gautam Subram Rangan, James Daniel Sierra, Monique Akiko Smith, Rachel Anne Smith, Brent Jun-hei Tam, Sandra Tang, Jesse Johan Trutna, Timothy Francis Trutna, David Mark Wiezer, Matthew Kiyoshi Wong. 20 min. DVD 2692
- Oaxacan Hoops
- Shot in the mountains of the Sierra Norte in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico and the inner-city neighborhoods in Los Angeles, this documentary explores the long-standing cultural tradition of basketball among the Oaxacan community. It looks at how the sport has helped many Zapotec Indians living in Los Angeles build community, keep traditions alive and maintain a connection to their villages in Mexico. During the biggest basketball tournament outside of Mexico, the Oaxaca Cup, more than 40 teams compete, most representing a village back home. Produced at the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley, producer, director, editor, Olga R. Rodriguez. 2003. 20 min. Video/C 9727
- Film and video makers at Cal 2003. Rock the Projects: Student Experimental Films. 2003.
- Sonic boom / Jeff Lowe (2 min.) -- Untitled / Anup Pradhan (5 min.) -- Waiting / Jacob Stewart-Halevy (3 min.) -- Frantic autumn / Stan Yan (2 min.) -- Drawn / Ian Kibbey (2 min.) -- Come back to your body / Wun Yip (5 min.) -- Dream / Jong Suk Lee (2 min.) -- Drive / Atticus Culver-Rease (5 min.) -- Repeated contests against authority / Erica Nakamura (2 min.) -- Video look book / Annamarie Ho (5 min.) -- Porn and robots / Pete Hottelet (5 min.) -- For when yr happy just to be alive / T. Kleine (3 min.).
Experimental films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. "Short duration in film necessitates pointed effectiveness. These works succeed in delivering art of epic proportions at vignette scale. The artists use a diverse set of tactics : humor, nostalgia, animation, the erotic and the elusiveness and non-specificity of the abstract." Shown at the Pacific Film Archives, March 13, 2003. DVD 4120; also VHS Video/C 9536
- Behind the Local Curtain: Student Documentaries, March 6, 2003
- Contents: A cut above / Jerry Yoon (9 min.) -- Dorm life / Sohail Afiat (13 min.) -- Trix or treats / Bianca Darville (9 min.) -- One good thing about music / Franck Rey-Herme (8 min.) -- Hooked / Lorna MacMillan, Francisco Nanclares, Erica Nyhus (19 min.) -- Calles de dolores / Michael Cozzi, Jelani Mahiri, Leslie Butler (16 min.) -- Measure FF: 100 more cops meets 100 conscious minds / Maristella Huerta, Marcia Chin (13 min.).
A cut above: Spends a demanding day with an exceptional Richmond, Calif. elementary school principal. Dorm life: Reflections on dorm living at UCB. Trix or treats: Delves into the question of sexual objectification featuring interviews and performance footage of San Francisco go-go dancers. One good thing about music: Presents auditory and visual textures of the Sproul Plaza (UCB) drummers. Hooked: A contemplation of one man's healing experience through body suspension. Calles de dolores: Investigates the history and politics of undocumented migrant day laborers in San Francisco's Mission District. Measure FF: 100 more cops meets 100 conscious minds: An Oakland ballot proposition to increase the number of police is met with fierce opposition from local activists, budget analysts and a family devastated by police brutality.
Films produced by students of the Anthropology, Ethnic Studies and Film Departments at the University of California, Berkeley. 87 min. DVD 7712; vhs Video/C 9465
- Imaging Reality: Show Compilation, March 22, 2001.
- UC Berkeley student videos from the Anthropology, Film, and Ethnic Studies Departments. Curated by Jason Quinlan, Kate Winters, Michelle Perrali, Julie Goulet. Contents: Yellow Apparel (Anmol Chaddha, Naomi Iwasaki, Sonya Zehra Mehta, Muang Saechao, Sheng Wang; 31 min.): Invites awareness of the appropriation of Asian cultures within American consumerism. Art of Shoplifting (Camille Acey, Amarina Kealoha; 7 min.): Destablizes mainstream "thou shalt not steal" morals, asserting anticapitalist ethics. Cool Canines (Carol Baker, Anes Chang, Kelley Greene, Melissa Olund, Pauline Vanderpalm; 16 min.): Presents the sanctuary pets provide for their owners. Mystics (Kelly Rigg; 10 min.): Follows an artist, mystic and heroin addict on the streets in renouncing corporate life. Black Race: Words of Power (Hodari Toure, Satchidananda Mims, Ayo Olagbaju; 18 min.): A local spoken-word poet presents insights into the struggle for personal and political freedom. Poetry in Motion (Robin Goka, Josah Perley, Bond Ren; 16 min.): Celebrates a community of poetry slammers who use their medium to resist American political and cultural hegemony. I Was an American Soldier (Craig Wright; 10 min.): Exposes the army as a "retraining machine," utilizing humor and irony to probe disillusionment with patriotism. 2001. 108 min. total running time. DVD 7587; also VHS Video/C 7890
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- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 2002
- Return / Albert Park (5 min) -- Flashback / Liz Anne Harris (5 min.) -- Circumstances of life or one thing led to another / Vince Navarro (9 min.) -- Dear me / Mark Nicola (10 min.) -- Aperture / Corey Creasy (17 min.) -- War on drugs: truth or D.A.R.E.? / Eugene Choi, Yosef Girmay, Mike Hegazy, Jessica Martinez (23 min.) -- Love story 5 / Ron Eyal, Matt Gleeson (2 -- Teeth / Ian Kibbey (4 min.) -- DuAel / sArA veSSal, (6 min.) -- Manns in gay Paris / Desiree Arlette Holman (8 min.) -- Franc exchange / Gabriel Peters-Lazaro (10 min.).
Eisner prize winning videos selected for creativity produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. Circumstances of life chronicles a father's love for his family and his native Mexico. War on drugs: Truth or D.A.R.E.? exposes the propaganda of politicians and corporations that influence drug policy. The Manns in gay Paris is an inventive animation of a family of puppets cut from catalogs. A Franc exchange presents a moving portrait of an exchange student grappling with serious issues from her past. 97 min. DVD 7714; vhs Video/C 8876
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2002: Shaping Identities Through Community
- These documentaries explore the forces that initiate change in communities, and the critical role of entertainment in shaping collective identity. Contents, Part 1: Step Show: Portrait of a Black Fraternity (Marcie Aroy, Beverley Oden, 23 min.): Reveals 'stepping' as a historically moored talent some African American students cultivate alongside more traditional academic pursuits. Band (Amy L. Brooks, Amy Scott, 24 min.): Captures the humor and pathos of the underdogs of middle-class suburbia: the high school team band. W.A.T.T.S.: We Are Taught to Survive (Richard Adams, 23 min.): Gains unmitigated access to the peace treaty signed by rival gangs in South Central L.A. and the ongoing struggles for a peaceful community. Switch on Bhutan (Alexis Bloom, Tshewant Dendup, 24 min.): Points to the diverse implications of media as it tracks the entry of TV and the Internet in Bhutan. Contents, Part 2: The Wolf (55 min.): Filmmaker Peter Nicks courageously examines his own story of drug addiction and the complex nature of addiction. Through interviews with family, friends, the federal agent who arrested him, his judge, lawyer, probation officer and others, Nicks explores issues of adoption, race, privilege, influential friendships and family tensions.
Curated by Maryam Gharavi and Zeynep Gursel. Produced as thesis projects by students enrolled in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. 151 min. DVD 7770; vhs Video/C 8776
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2002: The Student: Individuals and Institutions
- What individual and institutional influences are at work in shaping our personal and national identities? Students of the anthropology, ethnic studies, and film departments delve into these issues in nine short documentaries. Contents: Federally Expressed (Stan Yan, 9 min.): Offers a positive glimpse into the lives of U.S. postal carriers. Circumstances of Life (Vince Navarro, 9 min.): Chronicles a father's love for his family and his native Mexico. My Daddy is Elvis (Kat Schuchter, 9 min.): Looks at youthful embarrassment replaced by adult pride in dealing with a father who moonlights as an Elvis impersonator. Exposed! (Deanna Bernard, 10 min.): A moving account of molestation. Stripped Dreams (Glenn Williams, 10 min.): Examines the financial trap of the world of exotic dancing. Infective Thoughts (Seth Simchowitz, 11 min.): Illustrates the potentially horrifying ramifications of unprotected infidelity. War on Drugs: Truth or D.A.R.E? (Eugene Choi, Yosef Girmay, Mike Hegazy, Jessica Martinez (23 min.): Exposes the propaganda of politicians and corporations that influence drug policy. Modern Paranoia (David Kizler, 7 min.): Examines the fears that modern technology has created in the information age. Prison: A Proclamation for Emancipation (Jesus Ayala, Donnie Martin, Juan Antonio Ochoa, Andrea Pakieser, 20 min.): Elucidates the exploitation of prison workers by capitalism.
Films produced by students of the Anthropology, Ethnic Studies and Film Departments at the University of California, Berkeley. 108 min. DVD 7768; vhs Video/C 8764
- Film and Video Makers at Cal 2002.
- Validating Existence: Experimental Works
- From lyrical, meditative pieces to experiments with found footage, these works in their diversity of styles, moods and content invite the viewer to take pleasure in the aesthetics and fun of day-to-day life. Themes include sexual identity, everyday activities and personal history as informed by culture. Contents: Love Picture, by Ian Kibbey (5 min.) -- Dreams of Wingless Flight, by Maryam Gharavi (4 min.) -- My Window, by Franck Rey-Herme (6 min.) -- K.I.P., by Nguyen Tan Hoang (4 min.) -- Do a Little Dance, Keren Albala (2 min.) -- Sometimes I Wonder, by Vince Navarro (4 min.) -- Traveling, by Erick Fefferman (7 min.) -- Simple, NM (13 min.) -- Counterfeit Film, by Brett Simon (3 min.) -- Dream a Life Like Dream Like Life, by Keith Telfeyan (4 min.) -- Sweat Pants, by John O'Malley (2 min.) --Before the Pale People, by Juan A. Gomez-Quinones (5 min.) -- [Untitled], by Rich Tate (8 min.) -- Hair Cut, by Matt Constantine (3 min.) -- I (heart) GWB, by Brenda Jean Grell (6 min.).
Experimental films produced by students or the Film Studies and Art Practice Departments at the University of California, Berkeley. Shown at the Pacific Film Archive, April 14, 2002. DVD 7769; vhs Video/C 8860
- Breaking Character: Experimental Filmmaking.
- The conventions of mainstream media are so familiar that it is sometimes difficulut to identify them, much less escape them. The projects selected for this film compilation present the efforts of Berkeley students in Film and Art to create works that challenge traditional modes of representation. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives on March 4, 2001.
- Contents: Suicide (4 min.) -- Organic machinery (2 min.) -- Glass / Ted Voelkel (4 min.) -- Step 3: telling your parents / Katie Winters (4 min.) -- Words mean nothing to me / Noah P. Moskin (5 min.) -- Transfer / Bijan Yashar (5 min.) -- All living creatures (6 min.) -- Ojos / Vince Navarro (3 min.) -- Spleen / Antje Cranmer (3 min.) -- Dollface / Kate Shuchter (4 min.) -- Girl who would do anything / Brett Simon (7 min.) -- Tenderness / Sara Pellegrini (3 min.) -- Dream on the metro (5 min.) -- Silence / Kenny Pearce (1 min.) -- Crohn's disease (6 min.) -- All there is to do / Tanai Cie Drayton (6 min.). DVD 7675; vhs Video/C 7889
- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 2001
- Contents: A Clip (Ron Eyal, 3 min.): A collector squirrels away provisions for an emotional winter. 12 Year Old Caucasian Male (Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, 5 min.): A reflection on male adolescence. Poetry in Motion (Bond Ren, Robin Goka, Josah Perley, 16 min.): Documentary exploring the use of slam poetry to obtain political change. Story (James Naish (4 min.). Art of Shoplifting (Camille Acey, Amarina Kealoha, 8 min.): a peek into the wonderful world of shoplifting. Haunted (Stephanie Chen, 6 min.): Experimental short introducing the viewer into voyeurism. Ojos (Juan Vince Navarro, 2 min.). El Cucui (Breca Rodriguez Griswold, Jaime Lozano, Monica Serafin, Brandon Wero, 13 min.). Requium (Daniel E. Carrera, 15 min.): A mediatation on death and dying. Switch Fish (Brett Simon, starring Samuel Sontag, 7 min.): A boy and his pet goldfish decide to swap bodies.
- Films produced by students at the University of California, Berkeley. 78 min. total running time. DVD 767; vhs Video/C 7972
- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 2000
- Contents: On/Off Experiment #l, Sara Pellegrini (3.5 min.): an exercise in hyper self-consciousness. Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Brett Simon (6.5 min.): "I teased her about pimping off her life story. She called it talk therapy." Hebrews 12, Kerwin Kuniyoshi (4.5 min.): An expression of inner emotions as the filmmaker shows how he was able to cope with personal difficulties through faith in God and with music. Razor Burn, Elle Ghandi (13 min.): "I don't like hair." Making of Space, by Yauger (3.5 min.): This short is about the process of the abstract becoming more concrete and vice-versa. Ultimate Fighter, Darren Ng (12 min.): A lone fighter battles his way through a group of thugs with the fight sequences choreographed to give a mixture of action and humor. This Is Not a Movie, Laurie Thomas (5 min.): Filmmaker examines the occurrence of relationships as a natural and upreventable cycle with elements of a mechanical, machine-like process that is difficult to set off course once set in motion. Telling It, Sara Pellegrini (12 min.): The filmmaker reveals her family's "secret", which is terrifying, but also empowering. Palindrome, Corey Creasey (10 min.): Explains the surreal nature of dreams and explores the ambiguous line between imagination and film. No Trespassing: Sovereignty at Risk, Ming-Hui Chen, Jennifer E. Madsen, Joel Medina, Shannon K. Morzov, Laurie E. Thomas (23 min.): documentary examining Proposition 5 as a modern form of continuation of Native Americans' historical plight for sovereignty in this country. 99 min. total running time. DVD 7672; vhs Video/C 6938
- Representing Reality: Student Documentaries. March 5, 2000.
- Contents: C tm [copyright tm] (Nathan Gunn, 7 min.): Provides an expose on the effects of MTV, violence in the media and a contemporaneous view of events at Columbine High School. i of motion...us of movement (Vivian Lin, Brooke Ashe, January Cano, Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, 22 min.): Explores the elements of hip-hop and the pioneering women who are proving that they are talented in this male-dominated subculture. On Strike: Ethnic Studies, 1969-1999 (Irum Shiekh, Casey Peek, Vina Ha, 37 min.): Documents the historic struggle to maintain the Ethnic Studies Dept. at UCB and focuses on the student perspective of the highly publicized hunger strike that occurred during the Spring of 1999. Telling It (Sara Pellegrini, 12 min.): Explores home video making and the role of the father as "chief documentarian" of family history. The Will To Move (Jennifer Houst, Laura Merians, 13 min.): Profiles the life and work of Robert Brown, a photographer/performance artist who is confined to a wheelchair with MS. Gordon Bowers, Korean Film Superstar (David Gottlieb, 8 min.): A spoof presenting a Caucasian man who identifies himself as a Korean martial arts actor. Documentary Cocktail [Cocktail, a documentary] (Erik Cho, 10 min.): A comic investigation into the true contents of bottled cranberry juice intercut with commentary by the filmmaker.
127 min. total running time. DVD 7674; vhs Video/C 6930
- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 1999.
- Contents: Excerpts from Nulle (1-3) (Jay Chung): Nulle 1: Big wheel (5 min); Nulle 2: Wanton bather (5 min.); Nulle 3: Cipher (4 min.): Three films presented as collections of signifiers, referring to nothing but articulation itself. Ubiquitous Melodrama (Steve Sun, 5 min.): Focuses on the presence of melodramatic elements in American popular films. Darkness There (Jimmy Tsai, 12 min.): A modern interpretation of a classic tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Bikini Explosion (Tamarind Rosetti-Johnson, 5 min.): Bikinis explode onto the scene as bathing suits and atomic bomb tests. My Mother is not Chinese (Huy Chau, Ronnie Cheung, Joan Huang, Maryam Kashani, Sabrina Lin, Thyrale Thai, 30 min.): An exploration of hate crimes against Asian Americans. Querida Mamae (Lara Miranda, 6 min.): The artist explores memories of her mother and the grieving process after her mother's death. 81 min. total running time. DVD 7703; vhs Video/C 6260
- Reflection and Response Compilation. 1999.
- Flaming Cats: A Parody of Jack Smith's 1961 film "Flaming Creatures" (Kristine Ling). Uzzo: A meditation on car racing from the woman's perspective (Javier Alvarez). Man Without a Movie Camera: A first generation immigrant Asian American discourses on his cultural experiences (Ken Hsu, Conrad Hsu). Bamblance: An experimental film using found video and audio piecing together two unrelated stories (Chad Fazzaro). Women in the Movies: Explores violence against women in films (Amy Joy Clark). Untitled by Kari Hattner: A search for originality. White Square on White: An attempt to find beauty in the mundane by locking onto the simplicity and beauty of toilet paper (Chris Partsch). Ubiquitous Melodrama: An attempt to define melodramas, by piecing together melodramatic moments using images of movie queens (Steve Sun).
- Curated by Bridget Irish, with the assistance of Joyce Lee and Tamarind Rossetti-Johnson. Produced by students enrolled in Kathy Geritz's Avant Garde Film class, Film 28B at UCB. Shown at the Pacific Film Archives on March 1, 1999. 80 min. total running time. DVD 7704; vhs Video/C 6129
- Representing Reality: Cocumentaries at UCB, March 8, 1999
- Film courses and courses on Mass Media."--Program.
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Hicktown, USA / Eric Martin (10 min.) -- Jahkiya Queen Marie McLoskey-Beasley / Adrienne Aubry, Chris Azalde, Elena Carr, Jesse Ehrman (17 min.) -- Rice chasers / Sky Tanberg (12 min.) -- No trespassing: sovereignty at risk / Ming-Jui Chen, Jennifer E. Madsen, Jeol Medina, Shannon K. Morzov, Laurie Thomas (23 min.) -- Where's Mario / Javier Alvarez, Lauren Espineli (10 min.) -- Free soup / Lindsay Darf, Rick Godnick, Ryan Hill, Renale Massing, Michael Mott (16 min.) -- Unsolved documentary / Thomas Owens (9 mins.) -- Wrestling with ghosts / Dana Kaplan, Maly Ly, Michael Mott, Aaron Pedroni, Tita Poe (25 min.)
Hicktown USA: A young man, forced to stop in an isolated small town ruminates on how it would be to live most of one's life there. Jahkiya Queen Marie McLoskey-Beasley: A young interracially married couple with an infant discuss adjustments in their marriage and relations with their parents. Rice chasers: A film that takes on Caucasian guys who chase only Asian girls, exploring the motivations and possible reasons why they date Asian women. No trespassing: Sovereignty at risk: Looks at the concept of sovereignty by examining aspects of its historical role in the lives of Native Americans. Where's Mario? Interviews with current students in Sproul Plaza at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their knowledge of Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement. Free soup: Profiles clergyman Thomas Flower who has developed a ministry feeding the homeless in San Francisco. Unsolved documentary: Examines circumstances surrounding the deaths of Timothy Lee and Masakazu Kuriyama as racially motivated murders. Wrestling with ghosts: Follows the struggles of a Cambodian woman to escape with her children from Cambodia and her difficult immigration and assimilation to the U.S. DVD 7777; vhs Video/C 6119
- Avant-Garde Film at UCB. 1998.
- Shown May 19, 1998 at the Pacific Film Archive.
- Contents: Dream, Maya Dream, Maura Romero -- Hitchhiker, Jason Leong -- Tech No, Matthew J. Ides, Janet Polli -- All This for Conan, Tatum Bartoli -- Beat, Sarah Bush -- Portraits of a City, Nawn Chu -- Moving Day for the Soul, Taro Goto -- Sleepless Beauty, Laurie Hong -- Consumer Culture 1997: Fifty-two Television Commercials in Four Minutes and Fifteen Seconds, Brian Yen-Shan Wang -- Bittersweet Symphony, Akil Hooper -- A Fairy Tale, Eric Lin -- Tinky, the Everyday Hero, Jessica Vargas. 62 min. total running time. DVD 7724; vhs Video/C 5798
- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 1998.
- Contents: Therm-o-Cool, Miljohn Ruperto (3 min.) -- Gone Cold, Michael Kaufman, Daniel Chazanas (7 min.) -- DayLire, Jay Chung (4 min.) -- The Cheat: Theatrical Trailer, Javier Alvarez (2 min.) -- Various Lines, Eric Lin (23 min.) -- Ring, Jason Byers (4 min.) -- (Un)Equal voices, Laura Beatrice Cantu, Chi Shan Lin, Bernadette Orosco Montez, Padmini Narumanchi (14 min.) -- Play Record, Kirthi Nath, Selby Schwartz (15 min.) -- Karass, Jessica Vargas (12 min.) -- Bay Crossing, Steve MacDonald (5 min.). DVD 7335; vhs Video/C 5420
- Out There: A Video About Fieldwork. 1998.
- Contents: Elan Wang: White-faced Capuchin Monkeys -- Sabine Stuntz: Epiphytes & Anthropod Diversity -- Christina Campbell: Spider Monkeys -- Sean Tonkin & Zach Miller: Seed Predation -- Jennifer Johns: Tabebuia Rosea & Tabebuia Guyacan -- Katharine Milton: Howler Monkeys.
- A scrapbook of biological/anthropoligical field studies on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal focusing on an inside view of the fieldwork experience. Honors thesis, UCB Dept. of Anthropology (Adviser: Dr. Katharine Milton). 1998. 30 min. DVD 7711; vhs Video/C 5506
- Red White Blue November
- Tells the history of the Thao family: their life in Laos, their flight from their native country and resettlement in Freso, California, and how their lives were forever changed when a son was murdered one November in a drive-by shooting. A film by Saidah Said & Sapana Sakya. Originally produced as students in the School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. 1998. 28 min. Video/C MM1126
- Representing Reality: Student Documentaries. April 4, 1998.
- Contents: Baby Dykes: Snapshot of a Culture (Alexis T. Fish, Sonya A. Dubreuil, 5 min.) deals with the lesbian subculture in the United States. My California (Paul Ramos Geronca, 11 min.) is a collage of California scenes. My Mother is Not Chinese (Huy Chau, Ronnie Cheung, Joan Huang, Maryam Kashani, Sabrina Lin, Thyrale Thai, 21 min.) concerns crimes and violence directed against Asian Americans. Karass (Jessica Vargas, 12 min.) centers on encounters between people and dogs at a local dog park. YCS? (Why CS?) (Christopher Michel, 8 min.) interviews students asking why they chose computer science as a major in college. In Photographic Memory (Lindsay Krisel, 6 min.) a college student reviews the work of her father, a professional photographer. Who Does the Dishes? (Sarah Castelblanco, Terra Morias, 13 min.) examines the evolving defintions of "family". 59th/Dover (Jess Fulton, 10 min.) examines chance encounters between neighbors in a California neighborhood. Rain Dance Poetry (Joselito Halasan Corpus, Shia Michele Levitt, Anna Pushin Lowenthal, 20 min.) examines the work of the Poetry for the People organization.
- UC Berkeley Student Videos from the Anthropology, Film and Journalism Departments, 1998. DVD 7705; vhs Video/C 5425
- Student Films for Ethnographic Film Class, Vol. 1. 1998..
- Contents: Raising Deaf Voices (Anne Guadagnolo, Arin Hailey, Anthony Polito, Rebecca Thomsen, 16 min.): Interviews with teachers and parents at the Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf, concerning family adjustments to deafness and the education of deaf children. El Tango de la Bahia (Jose Navarrete, Daniela Ramirez, Roopinder Sumal, Jessica Van der Laan, 16 min.): Interviews with practitioners and instructors of the tango in a ballroom dance setting. Jahkiya Queen Marie McLoskey-Beasley (Adrienne Aubry, Chris Azalde, Elena Carr, Jesse Ehrman, 17 min.): An young interracially married couple with an infant discuss adjustments in their marriage and relations with their parents.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology, Spring, 1998. Instructor: I.L. Barbash. DVD 7720; vhs Video/C 5556
- Student Films for Ethnographic Film Class, Vol. 2. 1998.
- Contents: Free Soup (Lindsay Dart, Rick Godnick, Ryan Hill, Renate Massing, Michael Mott, 15 min.): A profile of clergyman Thomas Flower who has developed a ministry feeding the homeless in San Francisco. Beat Culture (Cover title: D.J.) (Marisol Arteaga, Rodrigo Estiva, Taro Goto, Kim Neroda, 16 min.): Interviews with disc jockeys for KALX Radio (Berkeley) and other DJ's concerning the nature of their work. On Top (Megan Dixon, Lauren Garcia, Shirish Jain, Sharon Steinmann, 16 min.): Interviews with women and men who engage in and promote sadomasochism.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology, Spring, 1998. Instructor: I.L. Barbash. DVD 7721; vhs Video/C 5557
- Where's Mario? 1998.
- Interviews with current students and others in Sproul Plaza at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their knowledge of Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement which occurred on that location in the mid 1960s. Includes historical footage of Mario Savio, Free Speech demonstrations and televised responses of university and government officials. Directed by Javier Alvarez, Lauren Espineli [UCB Student film]. 1998. 11 min. Video/C 5491
- Avant-Garde Film at UCB. 1997.
- Shown March 4, 1997 at the Pacific Film Archive.
- Contents: Oaklandhoma, Martin Aranaydo, (color, silent with music, 5 min.) -- Unwound, Amelia Salas (b&w, silent with music, 5 min.) -- Cafe, Jess Fulton (b&w, sound, with music, 6 min.) -- Once Upon a Time, Meghan LaBelle (color, silent with music, animation, 4 min.) -- Gone Cold, Daniel Chazanas and Michael Kaufman (b&w, silent with music, 6 min.) -- Wake, Jennifer Bae -- Khan Jin Tsho, Patrick Griffin -- Palaios Optikos, Marie Liu -- Brunette Cobra, Richard Wilson (color, sound, 8 min.) -- Flat Tire During a Boxing Match, Maryam Kashani (color, silent with music, 6 min.) -- Want To? Yin Cantor (color, silent, 5 min.). 60 min. total running time. DVD 7695; Video/C 4920
- Children of Mixed Race = Who You Wanna Be. 1997.
- A study of the various types of identities that interracial people have had to invent for themselves. Based on interviews with racially mixed students at the University of California, Berkeley, who speak about their perceptions of their own personal identities. An Ethnic Studies 150 Project by Sean Lightholder, UCB, 1997. 38 min. DVD 4251; vhs Video/C 6093
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- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 1997.
- Contents: Closure (Eric and Ann Lin; silent, b&w, 7 min.) concerns an Asian couple, both wielding guns, who hunt eachother throughout a house. [Untitled]: The untitled work by Kirthi Nath (sd., col., 13 min.) is a poetic autobiographical reflection on her East Indian American family. Technorgania (Christian Divine and Cliff Martinez; silent with music, color, 8 min.) is a pictorial/musical reflection on man made objects jutapositioned against the beauty of nature. Der Streit (Strife) (Stewart Murrey; sound, b&w, 16 min.) is a meditation on Arnold Schoenberg's atonal opera "Moses and Aron: Disharmony Within the City". Maris (Rafael del Toro [unabridged version]; sound, color, 28 min.) is a brother's articulate and moving examination of the grieving process and the fragility of human life as experienced through the death of hi sister from cancer. 72 min. total running time. DVD 7696; vhs Video/C 4713
- Ethnographic Film Festival, Part 1. 1997.
- Contents: Fighting Myths (Lauri Ames, Mark Davis, Danielle Festa, Paul Krawiec, Byrne Reese, 21 min.) is about the struggles and triumphs of women entering the arena of boxing. Includes interviews with women boxers competing in the Golden Gloves Tournament. Changing Consciousness (David Boctor, Elisabeth James, Patricia Leslie, 19 min.) examines Earth-based, goddess-oriented neo-pagan religions in California. Conception Stories (Elizabeth Kline, Merryl Owen, Gabriele Schilz, 21 min.) are a series of conversations with people who discuss their experiences with infertility treatments and a look at how assisted reproductive technology impacts our ways of imaging conception.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1997, at the University of California, Bekeley, Dept. of Anthropology. 61 min. total running time. DVD 7722; vhs Video/C 4931
- Ethnographic Film Festival, Part 2. 1997.
- Contents: Who Does the Dishes? (Sarah Castelblanco, Terra Morais, 13 min.) is a look at an American family which illustrates changing family structures and the multi-faceted perceptions of the family members. Rain Dance Poetry (Joselito Corpus, Shia Levitt, Anna Lowenthal, 20 min.) is an exploration of the use of poetry for social change, personal empowerment, and truth-telling by the student-teacher-poets of Poetry for the People. An Urban Tribe (Cody Butcher, Teresa Kuan, Kirra Swenerton, Sandra Torres, 21 min.) is a film about an urban tribe reapproprating traditional cultures in our modern-day society. Includes permanent body makeup, body piercing and tattooing.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1967, at the University of California, Bekeley, Dept. of Anthropology. 54 min. total running time. DVD 7723; vhs Video/C 4930
- Other Love. 1997.
- A personal video reflection based on fragments from the book Agua Viva by the Brazilian author, Clarice Lispector.
- Honors thesis, University of California, Berkeley; directed by Elizabeth Zarek. Portuguese voice-overs with English subtitles. 1997 5 min. DVD 7697; vhs Video/C 4725
- Representing Reality: Student Documentaries. 1997.
- Contents: In Long Distance (Mark Siew, 6 min.) a second generation Asian American student examines his mother's life experiences. Source (Jennifer Meehan, 8 min.) is an expose on student housing. In The Ruspoli Family: A Tradition of Madness (Tao Ruspoli, 8 min.) members of an Italian American family discuss their family relationships. Refugee (Siri Sosothikul, 11 min.) explores the fate of illegal Chinese refugees who have fled to the U.S. to escape forced sterilization and abortion policies in China. Bathrooms, Graffiti and the Unlikely Case of A.D.D. explores the motives of students who graffiti bathroom walls. Maris (Rafael Del Toro, 7 min., Abridged version) is an articulate and moving examination of the grieving process and the fragility of human life as experienced through the death of a sister from cancer. Sound Waves (Deborah Stewart, 14 min.) focuses on interviews with musicians concerning their experiences with the independent production and sale of their music. In Primer (Mark Puno, 5 min.) students converse about filmaking and the power of image. Home Altars (Heather Pierce, Pasha Zdimal, Kenna Klosterman, 12 min.) examines private altars in California and interviews the individuals who created them concerning their personal philosophies of worship. Stifled (Amelia Salas (6 min.) is a film about commuting by public transportation. In Unfortunate Addition (Andrea Susson, 3 min.) a student filmaker laments the difficulties encountered in producing a film.
- UC Berkeley student videos from the Anthropology, Film and Journalism Departments, 1997. DVD 7778; vhs Video/C 4703
- Interviews with residents of Cloyne Court, a problematic student co-op house at the University of California, Berkeley, concerning their experiences and attitudes towards living in the Cloyne Court co-operative. Producers, Dave Gilmore, Carrie Johnson, Tony Lee, Nadia Meyercord, Laura Woodward. Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996. 21 min. DVD 1161; also on VHS Video/C 4412
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- Does Your Mother Know? 1996.
- Interviews with lesbian students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their views on family and personal relationships.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Produced/directed/edited by Sheila Quinlan, Shu Hung. 28 min. DVD 7779; vhs Video/C 4414
- El Futuro Viene Duro (The Children Are Taking the Future). 1996.
- Interviews with children who are demonstrating with their parents against the government in Mexico City, concerning the effect that political unrest and violence in Mexico has had upon their lives. Produced by students Carlos Bazua, Miguel Vasallo, Georgina Gleason, Emiliano Villanueva, enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1966, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. 26 min. DVD 7780; vhs Video/C 4408
- Home Altars. 1996.
- An examination of home altars in California and interviews with the individuals who created them concerning their personal philosophies of worship.
- Produced by students Kenna Klosterman, Heather Pierce, Pascha Zdima enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1966, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. 12 min. Video/C 4409
- HOUSE: Home Of Unified Sound Environment. 1996.
- Surrealistic experimental film demonstrating impromptu dance within a crowd of students partying at the seashore.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1966, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Filmed and produced by Madison Adams; additional footage by Dialo and Philip Gray. 8 min. DVD 7761; vhs Video/C 4410
- Identity in the Institution. 1996.
- Interviews with college students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their experiences in classes, their attitudes towards the academic environment and their philosophies of education (i.e should education be learning for learning's sake or simply preparation for a career?).
- Produced by students Jen Houst, Ellie Lara enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. 19 min. DVD 7760
- Of Beer and Brotherhood. 1996.
- Interviews with college fraternity members at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their reasons for choosing to join a fraternity and their experiences as fraternity members.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Film starts 5 minutes into tape. Poor quality picture and sound. David Gilmore, Tony Lee. 12 min. Video/C 4405
- Sound Waves. 1996.
- Interviews with emerging musicians concerning their experiences with the independent production and distribution of their own music.
- Produced by student Deborah S. Stewart enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1966, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. 14 min. Video/C 4411
- A State of Mind. 1996.
- Interviews with students and employees from various backgrounds at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their personal aspirations, employment satisfaction, and general philosophy of life.
- Produced by students Helen Salcedo, Akiko Thomson, Kata Mester, Ana Araujo enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. 17 min. DVD 7771; vhs Video/C 4413
- Subincision. 1996.
- An examinaton of punk culture in the United States. Produced by student Pam Rice enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Last 20 min. of film lacks sound. 28 min. DVD 7772; vhs Video/C 4404
- Visual Fission: UCB Documentaries. 1996.
- Contents: Real Love, Tamao Nakahara (7 min.) -- Pan Francisco (Our Boys Steelband), Francisco Ferrandiz, Shannon Dudley (16 min.) -- Home Alone, Richard Hom (7 min.) -- Through the Secret Window, Ananda Esteva Zapigan (4 min.) -- Every Age Has Its Myths, G. P. Seski (8 min.) -- Listening to Myself, Rima Anosa (7 min.) -- Re-labeling Death (Cryonics), Jia Ching Chen, Tiffany Romain (14 min.) -- Home, Charles White (8 min.) -- Haveahandout (Homelessness), Daniel Moulthrop, Corey Cohen, AnnaBrown Griswold (26 min.).
- Short documentary films prepared by students at UCB who are enrolled in Film, Anthropology and Visual Studies classes. DVD 5373 ; vhs Video/C 4216
- Berkeley New Wave Student Films. 1995
- Shown March 2, 1995 at the Pacific Film Archive.
- Contents: Josh and His Double (silent, 3 min.) -- They Came Drom Space (silent, 6 min.) -- Who am I (4 min.) -- Tango* (3 min.) -- The River (silent, 8 min.) -- West Coast Pasta (silent, 3 min.) -- The Plot* (6 min.) -- Relationships? (silent, 2 min.) -- Water (2 min.) -- Self Portrait (3 min.) -- The Tree of Us (13 min.) -- Ring (9 min.) -- Another View (silent, 4 min.) -- Lighting/Staging (4 min.) -- Day in the Life of Broadband (5 min.) -- Game (4 min.) -- International Plain Clothes Police (22 min.) -- Who (4 min.). *Tango and The Plot had seperate audio on audio cassettes and were duplicated without sound. DVD 5374; vhs Video/C 3790
- Dollar. 1995.
- Interviews with a variety of individuals from the upper middle class to street people concerning their attitudes towards money.
- Produced by students enrolled in the Anthropology 138B class at the University of California, Berkeley in Spring, 1995. Producers/directors/camera, Eric Simeon, Jesse Powell. 27 min. DVD 5373; Video/C 3860
- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 1995.
- Contents: The River (Jennifer Paige, 6 min.) is an experimental film of river scenes as analogous of human experience. Home Alone: A Documentary (Richard Hom, 7 min.) is an expose of college student living conditions. Flea Collar (Benjamin Aranda, Jia Ching Chen, Jed Rothsician, 12 min.) is a satirical work concerning a businessman who responds to a tele-evanglist. [Untitled]: the fourth untitled work examines the stereotyping of Afro-American athletes. Haveahandout (Daniel Moulthrop, Corey Cohen, AnnaBrown Griswold, 30 min.) is about panhandling on the streets of Berkeley, California. Eggs, an Asian American Poem (4 min.) is an experimental film of free flowing images. A Place for Everyone (Karin Chien, Brent Hall, Sun Kim, Tommy Ko, 16 min.) concerns excessive pressures placed on Asian American students and on one pre-med. student in particular who contemplates suicide as a response to loneliness and parental expectations. DVD 4376; also VHS Video/C 4279
- Recognizing Diversity: The Making of a Chicano Identity. 1995.
- This film deals with individuals and their ideologies about Chicano identity. Four Mexican American college students discuss terminology and personal life experiences as they work to shape a personal ethnic identity.
- Film made for Anthropology 138B, Ethnographic Media Project, UCB, Spring 1995. Credits: Producers/editors, Rosio Soltero, Katherine Aparicio. Performers: Cruz Joel Angeles, Francisco Perez, Marissa de la Rosa, Michelle Torres. 28 min. DVD 5372; vhs Video/C 3808
- Re-Labeling Death. 1995
- Interviews with individuals employed at a cryonics firm, concerning techniques of cryonic technology and their expectations and attitudes towards freezing and reviving frozen human bodies.
- A video by Jia Ching and Romain Tiffany. Produced by students enrolled in the UCB Anthropology 138B class, Spring, 1995. Producers/directors/camera, Jia Ching, Romain Tiffany. Performers: Steve Bridge, Keith Henson, Thomas Donaldson, Daniel Green, Jay Carlisle, Mike Perry. 26 min. Video/C 3861
- Singularity. 1995.
- A male college student ruminates about coping with the loneliness of being single.
- Film made for Anthropology 138B, Ethnographic Media Project, UCB, Spring, 1995. Producer/director/writer, Moira Perez. Performer: Scott Manus. 18 min. DVD 5371; vhs Video/C 3788
- A Sound Baptism. 1995.
- Examines an Afro-American Christian church in which jazz music is the dominant element of the church service.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Produced, taped and edited by Mikael A. Abye, Kate Partridge, Kimberly Hortillosa. Performer: Bishop Franzo Wayne King. 22 min. Video/C 3987
- Body and Mind. 1994.
- Documentary consisting of interviews with women college students who are stripteasers concerning the reasons why they chose that employment, their attitudes towards their work and their experiences as strippers. Includes interviews with other college students about their attitudes towards stripteasers.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Created/edited/produced by Albert James Bears III, Rae Chang, Panner Evers, Brenda Howell, Sarah Kalish. 22 min. DVD 4392; also VHS Video/C 2730
- Eisner Prize Winning Videos. 1994.
- Contents: In In the Museum of the Future Eve (Wago Kreider, 9 min.) two men fantisize about the image of a woman on film. La Mia Bella Sorella (Jennifer Paige, 25 min.) is a personal documentary that attempts to capture the essence of a struggle to regain the 'self' lost in a troubled past. DVD 4377; also VHS Video/C 3755
- Gynopunk: Reflections on an Emergent Matriarchy. 1994.
- Documentary concerning the formation of an all-female punk rock band and the philosophy and attitudes of the musicians towards their music.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology
138B). Produced/edited/directed by Cheryl Caddick, Sean "Texture" Lees, Regina Longo, Jed Rothstein. Featuring Sharon Cheslow, Becky Slane, Wendy-O-Matic, Adrienne Droogas. 16 min. DVD 4392; also VHS Video/C 2731
- More Than Local. 1994.
- Produced by students Naoko Kitamura, Joel Schor, Kiersten Tysseland enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1966, at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Film starts 5 min. into tape. Lacks sound. 13 min. DVD 7763; vhs Video/C 4407
- Nowhere Fast. 1994.
- Interviews with students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their reasons for choosing to enroll in ethnic studies classes and their experiences in those classes.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) at the University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Anthropology. Produced/edited/directed by Joanna Choy, Jeffrey David Montez de Oca, Rona Fernandez. DVD 4392; also VHS Video/C 2733
- Shiva!? 1994.
- Documentary concerning a stone located in the Japanese Tea Gardens of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, which has become defined as a shrine to the Hindu god, Shiva, by pilgrims who seek out the site for worship.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Film by Jesse Buckley, David Huang, Caroline Kublin, Janel Quirante, Vickie Reznik, Mike Shea. 18 min. Video/C 2732
- Student Films. 1994.
- Contents: Best Storytellers in the West (Mary Guzman, et. al., 22 min.) examines the role of storytelling in deaf culture and shows deaf storytellers signing stories. Just Another Expose (Adam Gold, 7 min.) is a commentary on the Regents of the University of California. In Hair Always Grows Back (Sun Kim, 15 min.) an Asian American woman comments upon her haircut as a mode of personal expression and identity. In Babunya (Larissa Voloshina, 11 min.) a third generation Russian American student interviews her Russian grandmother to reclaim her heritage. Bus (Jessica Nathan, 20 min.) examines people's experiences and attitudes about riding on public buses in the Bay Area. Shiva!? (Jesse Buckley, et. al., 18 min.) concerns a stone in the Japanese Tea Gardens of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco which has become defined as a shrine to the Hindu god, Shiva, by pilgrims who come to worship. An Other Film (Julie Stone, Solyeig Cornelisen, 21 min.) explores people's definitions of obsession and madness.
- Produced in the Visual Anthropology Program at UCB. DVD 4339; also VHS Video/C 3754
- Tu Eres Mi Otro Ojo = Stories Behind the Violation of Human Rights. 1994.
- Accounts of human rights violations in Guatemala and El Salvador including graphic scenes of torture and murder, interspersed with commentary by human rights activists and a professor of human rights.
- Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) at the UCB Dept. of Anthropology. Featuring Tek Itzep Pasa (Guatemalan refugee), Rita Maran (UCB), Cosette Thompson (Amnesty International), Tulio Serrano (El Salvadorian refugee). 26 min. Video/C 3950
- Under the Rainbow / Prozac Moments. 1994.
- Interviews with young adults who have experienced clinical depression who describe their problem and discuss their reactions and attitudes towards the anti-depressant drug, Prozac, which they are currently using or have used in the past.
- Made in association with the Anthropology 138B class at UCB. Producers/directors/camera, Sonya Dublin, Jessica Blue, Ashley Parkinson, Guadalupe Flores ; music, Brian Eno. Performers: Steve, Thomas, Stacey Hamilton, Corey Elizabeth, Ty Fitzgerald. 31 min. DVD 5371; vhs Video/C 3859
- In the Eyes of the Beholder. 1993.
- Contents: The Devil Herself (Laura Ariza, Vincent Goldberg, Douglas MacDonald, Tiffany Romain, 20 min.) reviews activities of gay entertainers in gay bars. Walls of Desire examines graffiti on restroom walls. Walls of Desire: Stalling for Time is by Jeremy Berger (5 min.) One Nation Under a Groove (Courtnay Bloomer, Angela Hoyte, Tania Jackson, Emily James, 20 min.) reviews social bonding of 'stepping' dance as practiced by Afro-American student members of fraternities and sororities. Semiotics of Sex (Brian Frye, 6 min.) explores definitions of pornography. La Mia Bella Sorella (Jennifer Paige, 25 min.) is a personal documentary of a woman who attempts to regain the 'self' lost in a troubled past. Pierced (Andy Cantrell, Alec Raffin, Miyuki Seko, Phoebe Southwood, 20 min.) contains interviews with students who engage in body piercing for social and cosmetic reasons. Driving (Will Kessler, 12 min.) explores the challeges of creating a documentary film about driving cars as a class assignment. Women on Men on Women on Men (Mary Funsten, Daniel Leighton, 30 min.) explores male and female college student's attitudes towards sexual stereotypes, sex roles and relationships between women and men.
- With thanks to B. Ruby Rich (instructor) and the students of Documentary Film (Film 28B) and Jack Potter and Lucien Taylor (instructors) and the students of Ethnographic Film (Anthro. 138B), Spring Semester, 1993. DVD 4451; also Video/C 3233
- Student Films. 1993.
- Contents: Vagabonds (George Pelonis, Andy Kuno, 23 min.) contains interviews with students concerning their attitudes towards the homeless and interviews with homeless persons living on the streets of Berkeley, Calif. In I See Black, UC Black (Joe Robert Cole, Anthony Ugorji, Korina Jocson, 34 min.) Afro-American students discuss their expectations and experiences in their Afro-American studies classes. Includes interviews with UCB Afro-American Studies faculty members.
- Produced by students enrolled in Documentary Film (Film 28B) at UCB. Instructor: B. Ruby Rich. DVD 4500; also VHS Video/C 3276
- Student Films. 1993.
- Struggle, a Fight for Education (Eric Meyer, 16 min.) examines faculty and student attitudes towards the Third World Strike at UCB in which students demonstrated hoping to force the university to commit to a multi-racial, multi-cultural learning process. Wasted (Michael Miller, 46 min.) is an expose of alcohol abuse among college students. Comes Love: Institutions, Love, Marriage, Sex? (Donna Lee, 34 min.) presents Asian, Jewish and East Indian women students discussing their expectations of marriage and the conflicting expectations for women in their various cultures. [Untitled piece] by John Martinez (26 min.) explores the financial difficulties experienced by students at UCB and student experiences seeking financial assistance from the Financial Aid Office. Also includes interviews with Financial Aid Office personnel.
- Produced by students enrolled in Documentary Film (Film 28B) at UCB. Instructor: B. Ruby Rich. Performers: Professors: Carlos Munoz, Margarita Melville, Ling Chi Wang, Ron Takaki, Terry Wilson; Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien (1st work). DVD 5375; vhs Video/C 3278
- Student Films. 1993.
- Contents: Eating (Leah Potter, Joshua Greenberg, 24 min.) contains interviews with students and food service personnel concerning the quality of food in the university dining commons. Sisters (Elizabeth Valentine, 30 min.) contains interviews with sorority members concerning why they chose to join a sorority, their expectations and experiences within the sorority. Abortion: Murder or Choice (Reuben Antman, Brent Petersen, 21 min.) examines the pro-life view of abortion and dissenting opinions from that view. Includes interviews with representatives from California Right to Life (Camille Giglio), Birthright (Helen Starosciak), Womanity, which promotes sexual abstinence (Pat Driscoll), Planned Parenthood, a private physician and a high school instructor. Berkeley in the 90's: What Happened to Student Activism? Jason Leal, Tom Pollock, 26 min.) interviews currently enrolled students at UCB concerning why the present generation does not engage in political activism as was done in the 1960's. Includes interviews with now middle-aged Free Speech Movement activists. DVD 4501; also VHS Video/C 3277
- Common Enemies
- This documentary tells the story of a group of Black muslims, American Indians and Chicano radicals who, in the mid-1980's, met eachother in Muammar Qaddafi's Libya. There they attended a series of his meetings intending to meet a revolutionary and to find a common cause. What ensued at the meetings and resulting consequences landed some of the participants in prison and increased political tensions between the U.S. and Libya. Directed and edited by Tonantzin De Aztlan and Nick Guroff. Produced and funded in part by the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. 2007. 25 min. DVD X4769
- Child Boxer
- There are more than 15,000 competitive youth boxers in the United States. This documentary follows the journey of Tyler Terrazas, a top 12-year-old fighter from Vallejo, Calif., gunning for his first national championship, the 2006 Silver Gloves National Championships in Independence, Missouri. Produced by Jordan Robertson and Timothy Wheeler. Produced at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley. 2006. 26 min. DVD X6314
- Someone Else's War
- In the background of the war in Iraq is an invisible army made up of more than 30,000 low-wage workers (TCNs, Third country nationals) from South and Southeast Asia. Working for a fraction of what American contractors earn in Iraq, these Asian workers do the dirty work on U.S. military bases--cleaning toilets, serving food and driving some of the most dangerous roads in the country. Yet few Americans outside of Iraq have ever seen or heard of these workers. Written, produced and directed by Lee Wang. Graduate School of Journalism. 2006. Video/C MM1291
- The Life of Kevin Carter
- Looks at the life of white South African photojournalist Kevin Carter who found his calling documenting conditions in the war-ravaged black townships when apartheid was coming to a violent close. Colleagues and friends look at his extraordinary commitment to get the picture at any cost. He was rewarded with a Pulitzer Prize followed only weeks later by his tragic death, the consequence of his burden of documenting the world's despair. A film by Dan Krauss. Graduate School of Journalism, UCB. 2005. 27 min. Video/C MM1293
- Reporter Zero
- A look at the life and career of journalist Randy Shilts, who is best known for his reporting on the AIDS crisis and for being the first openly gay reporter at a major media outlet (The San Francisco Chronicle). Author of the best-selling book "And the Band Played On." A film by by Carrie Lozano. Produced at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. 2005. 25 min. DVD X4773 DVD X4769
- Calcutta Calling
- Sasha Khokha filmed three teenage girls, adopted at birth from a Bengali orphanage by white American families living in rural Swedish-Lutheran Minnesota, as they journey to Calcutta. Directed by Sasha Khokha. Produced at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, 2004. 26 min. Video/C MM1295
- Graduate School of Journalism. Dialogues: Documentaries from the Graduate School of Journalism, UCB, March 20, 2003.
- Contents: In whose interest? / David Kaplowitz (27 min.) -- Afghan Elvis / Matthew MacLean (27 min.) -- In good faith / Kelly Davis, Megan Lardner (22 min.) -- Celestial real estate / Yvonne Kennedy (24 min.).
In whose interest?: A polemic look at the casualties of U.S. foreign policy after World War II with particular reference to Guatemala, Vietnam, East Timor, El Salvador and Israel. Afghan Elvis: Presents the trials, both political and spiritual, of local Afghan American youths struggling to understand and appreciate the rich artistic and musical heritage of a country with a volatile history. In Good faith: Investigates the effects of the construction of a Nissan manufacturing plant on property owners in Canton, Mississippi. Celestial real estate: Looks at the burial industry, the selling of plots and ceremonies. 100 min. DVD 7762; vhs Video/C 9466
- Talk to Me: A Documentary Film About Children with Autism
- Looks at the lives of three children with autism who attend public school in Oakland, California, following them from the time they get up in the morning to the time they go to sleep at night. Provides a look into the daily lives of families from various socio-economic and racial backgrounds struggling with the disorder and sheds light on which families receive services for their special needs children, which families don't, and why. Produced, directed and edited by Vanessa Kaneshiro as a masters thesis for the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. 2003. 27 min. DVD 7759 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 9627
- When the Storm Came.
- Profiles a village in Kashmir that was the site of a mass rape by Indian Security Forces in 1991. Depicts the impact that the mass rape continues to have on a community even over a decade later, reminding viewers that rape as a weapon of war is a global phenomenon that has continued throughout time. A documentary by Shilpi Gupta. Graduate School of Journalism. 2003. 24 min.DVD 4822; vhs Video/C MM1292
- Pinned: My Life as a High School Wrestler
- A graduate college student returns to Bellarmine College Preparatory school where he revisits his experiences on the high school wresting team. Includes scenes of training and interviews with coaches. Written, directed and photographed by Dan McKinney. 2002. 27 min. DVD 7789; vhs Video/C 9096
- Graduate School of Journalism. Documentaries, April 15, 2001.
- Chavez Ravine (Lisa Munoz; 22 min.): Uncovers a lost Chicano community beneath present-day Dodger Stadium. Through archival footage and interviews with former residents, the filmmaker offers a gripping historical account of a people stripped of their land. Forever Fourteen (Kelly St. John; 24 min.): Looks back at the murder of a girl during the filmmakers' own adolescence and examines how the tragedy has affected the lives of the victim's loved ones and those of complete strangers. Screw Your Courage (Zsuzsanna Varga; 26 min.): A backstage peek into a midnight Shakespeare program designed to keep young people off the city streets.
- Produced as thesis projects from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Curated by Jennifer Paige and Brett Simon. 2001. 72 min. total running time. DVD 7787; vhs Video/C 7891
- W.A.T.T.S.: We are Taught to Survive
- Gains unmitigated access to the peace treaty signed by rival gangs in South Central Los Angeles and the ongoing struggles for a peaceful community. Includes interviews with members of the Crips and Bloods gangs.Produced, edited and photographed by Richard Adams. Produced as a thesis project for the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. 2001. 23 min. Video/C 9168
- Graduate School of Journalism. Documentaries from the School of Journalism. March 19, 2000.
- Contents: Danny and the Scatman (produced and directed by Peter Nicks, color, 27 min.): Examines the two parallel lives of Danny Kremer, a boy from Pittsburgh who aspires to be a filmmaker, and John "Scatman" Larkin, an established jazz musician, who's creative passions, lighthearted approaches to life and force of will allow them to surpass their speech impediments. Comrades (Edward Wong, color and b&w, 27 min.): explores the lives of two men involved in revolutionary movements, struggling to apply political ideology to societal realities. The Documentary parallels their experiences from Maoist China to the Red Guard youth movement in San Francisco's Chinatown. Highway of Dreams (written and produced by Nandi Pointer, color and b&w, 27 min.): investigates the impact of freeway construction and suburban flight on a community in West Oakland, California. Focusing on her family's experiences while drawing on a wide range of historical sources, the filmmaker paints an eloquent picture of a divided community with increasing socioeconomic stratification.
Curated by Amy Corbin and Laura Merians. 81 min. total running time. DVD 7786; vhs Video/C 6923
- Graduate School of Journalism. Documentaries from the School of Journalism. Spring 1999.
- Contents: Fillmore No More (Charlotte Fadipe, Josiah Hooper, 27 min.): a documentary about the negative social impact of redevelopment in the Fillmore District of San Francisco. Red, White, Blue November (Sapana Sakya, Saidah Said, 28 min.): Explores the Hmong American experience through the Thao family living in Fresno as they adjust to life in California. Grandma's Hands (Jennifer Paige, 28 min.): An intimate look at grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, mostly in response to their children's drug addiction. In honest reflective interviews, grandparents speak about how their lives have changed from retirement to active parenting. Tango 73: A Bus Rider's Diary (Gabriela Quiros, 28 min.): Meet the people who must ride on buses: a feisty nanny, a disabled activist, a Mexican grandmother and an unpolitically correct bus driver.
- Produced by students enrolled in the UCB School of Journalism, March 15, 1999. Curated by Caitlin Green and Jessica Vargas. 111 min. total running time. DVD 7338; vhs Video/C 6092
- The Mystery of Rath Pohl
- An older sister of an adopted Cambodian infant travels to Cambodia where she visits orphanages. Here she attempts to find out something about her new brother and in the process investigates the situation of abandoned children and war orphans in Cambodia. A documentary by Katrina Van Schaick. Graduate School of Journalism, UCB. 1999. 27 min. Video/C MM1294
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