About California Newsreel
California Newsreel (www.newsreel.org) produces and distributes cutting edge, social justice films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Founded in 1968, California Newsreel is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit, documentary production and distribution centers. It has played a leading role developing and releasing award-winning, socially engaged film and video for educators, community-based organizations and public broadcasting, including one Oscar winner and four other Oscar nominees.
In the 1980s, California Newsreel evolved into a leading resource center for the advancement of economic and racial justice and diversity, the study of African American life and history as well as African culture and politics. With the release of the seven-part award-winning series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? in 2008, California Newsreel became one of the first organizations to interrogate health equity using film. The Raising of America builds on that initiative.
Acclaimed Newsreel releases in addition to Unnatural Causes include RACE–The Power of an Illusion, Ethnic Notions, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow and more than 100 other titles, including Oscar, Peabody and Emmy winners.
Visit www.newsreel.org to watch clips, download study guides, purchase and license films and learn more.