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"No Perfect Answers": The Life and Architecture of Pietro Belluschi.

Provides a visual tour of Belluschi's early homes and churchs; simple, modern designs that define the unique architectural style of the Pacific Northwest. Rich with comments from Belluschi himself, the film also features interviews with a number of noted architects, including I.M. Pei and Philip Johnson. It also explores the architecture of the Equitable Building, New York's Lincoln Center, the controversial Pan Am Building and Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. 1996. 60 min.

1906, A City Remembers

A special TV presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. Survivors of the "Great quake" all in their hundreds, share their vivid memories of the terrifying morning of April 18th, 1906. Highlights include archival footage of the destruction caused by the quake, rebuilding efforts and the resilence of the people.

41 Days: An Unfinished Documentary Film

The title refers to the 41 day "power outage" in Berkeley, California during the time that city's voter approved ban on electroshock was in effect. The film documents the earlier days of the movement for human rights and against psychiatric oppression, and includes interviews with activists and footage from demonstrations. Produced, directed, edited and narrated by Richard Cohen. 1998. 52 min.

A Cowhand's Song: Crisis on the Range

A documentary on the lives of cattle ranchers in California and Nevada who graze cattle on publicly owned lands. Also details the threat posed by government agencies and environmental and recreational groups to the ranchers' continuing use of the land. 1983. 29 min. NRLF #: B 3 969 300

A Day in San Francisco.

An impressionistic documentary that traces the adventures and misadventures of three Korean students in San Francisco. Produced by students enrolled in Film 28A (Introduction to documentary film) in Spring 2005, at the University of California, Berkeley, Film Studies Program. 16 min.

A Day on the Bay.

Documentary on Italian fishermen immigrants from Riva Trigoso, Italy and their descendants in Santa Cruz, Calif. 1987. 27 min.

A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma.

This quintessentially American story of immigrants tells how a group of Eastern European Jews founded the chicken industry in Petaluma, California. Meet this idealistic and intrepid group through the reminiscences of their descendants, as they confronted obstacles of language and culture in their journey towards becoming Americans. Produced, directed and edited by Bonnie Burt and Judy Montell. 52 min.

A Lot in Common.

Neighbors discover they have a lot in common when together they turn a vacant lot into a community garden in Berkeley, California. Landscape architect/psychologist Karl Linn who envisioned and orchestrated the creation of the gardens, explains how a commons is being created in the process. c2003. 77 min.
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A Portrait Harry Bridges.

Biographical overview of the life and struggles of the union organizer, Harry Bridges.

A Question of Power

Documentary on the history of the nuclear power controversy and the antinuclear movement focusing on the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power plant in California and anti-nuclear demonstrators such as the Sierra Club and Mothers for Peace and their views and suggestions for alternative sources of energy. Produced by David L. Brown, Jane Kinzler and Tom Anderson. 1986. 58 min.

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