California Newsreel, founded in 1968, is the country's oldest non-profit documentary production and distribution center.
Our current project, AMERICAN BIRTHRIGHT, grows out of our of multi-year outreach and public engagement efforts for Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, California Newsreel's acclaimed documentary series exploring the root causes of health inequities. The series has received many honors, including the National Academy of Sciences award for best film / radio / TV program of 2009, a duPont-Columbia Award (the "Pulitzers of broadcast journalism"), and the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Excellence in Journalism Award. Since the series' initial 2008 PBS broadcast, more than 400 outreach partners and countless others have created more than 25,000 community dialogues, policy forums, trainings, town hall meeting and other events around Unnatural Causes and its companion tools.
Other acclaimed California Newsreel releases include RACE - The Power of an Illusion, Ethnic Notions, Money-Driven Medicine, 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 films and learn more. – less – More from ZoomInfo »