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Making Sense of the Sixties. 6 parts, 58 min. each.

Part 1, Seeds of the Sixties Focuses on one of the most important seeds of rebellion: institutionalized prejudice that kept American blacks in subservience and poverty, preventing their children from receiving the education that could help them gain equality. It also shows how television brought home this fact to Northern whites. Part 2, We Can Change the World. Chronicles the years 1960-1964, when the civil rights movement and John F. Kennedy inspired idealism in college students. The program explores the impact of the Cuban missile crisis, the assasination of John F.

Mapping Feminism.

Directed by Lisa Robinson. Documentary film exploring the attitudes of students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning feminism and feminists. Interviews with students are interspersed with modern dance sequences. 1993.


Newsreel clips of Mario Savio addressing student demonstrators during the Free Speech Movement at the University of California in 1964, followed by brief interviews with Mario in 1994 and 1995. Shown in connection with the opening of the Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffitt Library, University of California, Berkeley on February 3, 2000. 7 min.

Mixed Feelings.

A documentary by Mikko Jokela. Through interviews with five U.C. Berkeley students and teachers of mixed ethnic heritage, the producer illuminates the experience of what it is like to grow up part Asian in American society. Those interviewed offer personal anecdotes of their families, how they initially perceived their own cultural identities and how they see themselves today. 1995.

On Strike! Ethnic Studies, 1969-1999

A historical presentation of the struggle to create and maintain a Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Includes interviews with participants in the 1969 demonstrations when the program was first established, with the 1999 demonstrators when the funding for the program was threatened and with Ethnic Studies faculty at U.C.B. Directed and produced by Irum Shiekh. 1999. 36 min.

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Panel on Ethnic Diversity with Troy Duster, Elaine Kim and Alex Saragoza, January, 1991.

A panel of five faculty members discuss a report, chaired by Tony Duster. The Duster report concludes that students at the University of California, Berkeley, 50% of whom are of a cultural minority, tend to cluster into ethnic groups rather than interact. Julia Curry, Alex Saragoza, Elaine Kim, and Snow Arrow Fausett discuss problems facing various ethnic groups. UC Berkeley, Open Window series program; 921.

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Panorama: A Multimedia Happening

Directed by Lisa Wymore of UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS), Panorama, will use large-- and small--scale projections juxtaposed with live dance, robotic cameras and tele-immersion and audio technologies to draw audience members to participate in the performance at any time.

People of Color Symposium

Symposium on Clark Kerr Campus, University of California, Berkeley, January 15, 1988.

Physiology of Aging: What it is and What it Could be

(Meredith Morgan Symposium; UC Berkeley). Profssor Timiras lectures on the aging process and gives an historical overview of life expectancy at the turn of the century to the present.

Race, Gender & the "War on Terrorism"

Contents: Terror, structural adjustments and the warfare system / Ruth Wilson Gilmore -- Women, war and racism / Linda Burnham -- Selective images: the selling of the war on terrorism / Hatem Bazian. A panel featuring UC Berkeley professor and prison activist Ruthie Gilmore speaking about terror, structural adjustments and the warfare state; Women of Color Resource Center executive director Linda Burnham talking about women, war and racism and Al-Qalam Institute director Hatem Bazian discussing the selling of the war on terrorism [Berkeley, CA] : Center for Race and Gender.