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Berkeley in the Sixties.

A film by Mark Kitechell. Contents: Pt. 1 Confronting the university: the Free Speech Movement-- pt. 2. Confronting America: the anti-war movement (32 min.) -- pt. 3. Confronting history: the counter-culture movement(45 min.). Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. This film is a celebration and tribute to the spirited rebellion of the students of Berkeley in the 1960s.

Berkeley People's Park.

A documentary giving the history of the People's Park conflict and protests with emphasis on the role played by the University of California in the conflict. San Francisco, CA: KQED Television Station. Filmed on location in Berkeley, California, 1969. (preservation copy)

Birth of an Icon: Frank Gehry's Disney Hall.

Construction of Disney Hall, the new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra is finally completed. Architect Frank Gehry comments on how he designed the concert hall using 3-D computer modeling, while the Philharmonic's executive director and two musicians extol the virtures of master acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota's efforts. Sounding a dissonant note is urban planning critic, Sam Hall Kaplan, who calls L.A.'s new signature civic icon an elitist misuse of money better spent on numerous smaller renewal projects. c2004. 11 min.

Black August 2000[Sound Recording]

A live program celebrating the history of the black power movement in the United States with particular emphasis on the Black Panther Party through "historical voices and culture," speeches and song. Featuring George Jackson, Georgia Jackson, Ruchell Magee, Hugo Pinell, Spearhead with Michael Franti, Babatunde Lea, E. W. Wainwright and the African Roots of Jazz, Rosemari Mealy, Kiilu Nyasha, Kumasi, Curly Estremera, Yuri Kochiyama, Devorah Major, Ida McRay, the San Quentin Six, Pierre Labossiere, Naru. Held at the Alice Arts Center, Oakland, California in August, 2001.

Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street

A documentary filmed in San Francisco, California from December 1995 to January 1998 when black tar heroin use, particularly among young adults, surged to record levels in the city. Looks at two years in the lives of five young heroin addicts, ages 18 to 25, as they face the perils of hard core drug addiction -- crime, prostitution, rape, incarceration, AIDS, overdoses and death. A film by Steven Okazaki.1999. 75 min.

Blood, Sweat & Lace.

Examination of the working conditions of Asian American women garment workers who sew piece work in Oakland, California. Focuses on attempts by the workers to extract back wages from Jessica McClintoch Corporation, designer/distributor of the fashions they sew, after their subcontractor declared bankruptcy. 1994. 18 min.

Bombing L.A.

Film surveys different viewpoints on graffiti in Los Angeles through interviews with grafitti/street artists, property owners, police and citizens of Los Angeles. The question of graffiti as a public art form or a disfigurement of public property is investigated. Film also examines the role graffiti plays in Los Angeles youth gangs. 1988. 35 min.

Boom: The Sound of Eviction

Explores the relationships between the dot-com boom and bust and community displacement and gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area. Features interviews with dot-com workers, developers, the Mayor, and the community that challenged their new economic order. Directed by Francine Cavanaugh, A. Mark Liiv, Adams Wood. 2001. 96 min.