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War Comes Home

In 2014 Cal Humanities is embarking on a multi-year initiative focused on the experience of veterans returning from war. War Comes Home will create opportunities for communities across California to grapple with critical questions in the aftermath of over a dozen years of war.

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Literature & Medicine

Literature & Medicine

Healing has as much to do with the soul as the body. Through the Literature and Medicine program, we’re leveraging the power of the humanities in support of our healthcare providers and their patients at VA hospitals in California. Facilitated discussion about issues revealed by poetry, plays, personal narratives, and films uncover the realities of people’s lives as no x-ray can.

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California Documentary Project

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

At first, Wonder Woman was a powerful alternative to other WWII-era superheroes. By the 60s, she had morphed into an eyelash-batting shopaholic. How was Wonder Woman born and then reborn into a strong, independent, iconic heroine?

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Community Stories

From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights

Experience a taste of the documentary From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights, which delves into the story of how thousands of African Americans came to work in Northern California's lumber mills nearly a hundred years ago and explores the multi-racial rural towns they called home.

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Give a Gift. Open a Mind.

See how our work with libraries, veterans' hospitals, media makers, and others reached over a million people in communities throughout California this year. We can't do it alone. Your gift allows us to continue on our journey to create a State of Open Mind. Give a gift today and open a mind.

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Events & Announcements

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Apr

Film Screening: Regarding Susan Sontag

NEW YORK--California Documentary Project-funded film, Regarding Susan Sontag, will be premiering in New York during the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Apr

Film Screening: We Were Here + Meet Filmmaker David Weissman

BAY AREA--Director David Weissman's We Were Here, a documentary about the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco, will be featured as part of the USF department of sociology's colloquium series.

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Apr

Broadcast: A Fierce Green Fire

STATEWIDE--A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet will make its national broadcast premier on April 22nd, 2014, as part of PBS's American Masters series. A Fierce Green Fire is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement.

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Rebels With a Cause Airs Nationally on PBS

Posted on April 17, 2014

Rebels With a Cause, a California Documentary Project-supported film narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand, airs on PBS stations nationally throughout April and beyond, in celebration of Earth Day. For broadcast dates and times in your area, click HERE.


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New Multimedia Exhibit Brings History to Life

Posted on April 8, 2014

This multimedia exhibit about Fort Ord--once the largest military base in the American West--includes film, photos, and painted maps, and is now open at the Santa Cruz Museum of History and Art. 


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Veteran Stories Highlighted in Wild Blue Yonder

Posted on April 8, 2014

Community Stories-supported exhibit Wild Blue Yonder, an exhibition recording the many “hidden” stories of Southern Californian veterans in Riverside and the Inland Empire, runs April 25 through July 22 at the Riverside Art Museum.


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