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Mad River: Hard Times in Humboldt County.

Portrays a community in the redwood region of Northern California. Deals with unemployment, plant closures in the lumber industry and the impact of environmental questions. 1982. 54 min.

Made in L.A. (Hecho en Los Angeles)

Traces the moving transformation of three Latina garment workers on the fault lines of global economic change who decide they must resist. Through a groundbreaking law suit and consumer boycott, they fight to establish an important legal and moral precedent holding an American retailer liable for the labor conditions under which its products are manufactured. But more than this, Made in L.A. provides an insider's view into both the struggles of recent immigrants and into the organizing process itself: the enthusiasm, discouragement, hard-won victories and ultimate self-empowerment.

Mega-cities: Urban Leadership for the 21st Century

Discusses cities that by the twenty-first century will have populations greater than ten million and whether these mega-cities can provide basic human needs for so many people of so many diverse cultures. This video discusses the Los Angeles Mega-Cities Project and provides an overview of an array of innovative projects and leaders currently working in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. 199-? 29 min.

Moving Memories.

A journey into the 1920s and 1930s featuring restored and edited home movies taken by Japanese American immigrant pioneers. The footage is mainly taken in California, Oregon and Washington. Produced by Karen L. Ishizuka ; created and edited by Robert A Nakamura. 1993. 31 min.

No Loans Today: South Central Los Angeles.

A documentary film which examines daily life in the African-American community of South Central Los Angeles, which centers on the ABC Loan Company, a pawnshop/check cashing outlet and the economic services it provides to the local community. Through interviews with African-American business owners and local residents film examines the economic and social problems endured by community residents such as crime, gangs and unemployment. 56 min.
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No More Handguns?(California Journal Report)

This program examines the issue of gun control in California. 1982. ; in storage NRLF: B 3 054 095

Nuestra familia, Our Family

Nuestra Familia, Our Family goes inside one of California's most powerful Latino prison gangs. Through exclusive interviews with gang members, law enforcement officials and community members, as well as undercover FBI surveillance footage of the gang in action, the film reveals the gang's devastating effect on families--and the controversial war to stop its spread. Producer and director, Oriana Zill de Granados. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Number our Days.Ж

Interviews conducted by anthropologist Barbara G. Myerhoff to document lives of Jewish senior citizens of Israel Levin Senior Adult Center, Venice, Calif. Produced and directed by Lynne Littman. Dist.: Direct Cinema.

On Shima Center

Documentary about life on George Shima Farm in the San Joaquin Valley; harvesting by East Indian laborers and other farm work are presented. The Shima family home in Berkeley is also shown. Original film made in 1914 by a film crew from Japan. 20 min. ;