California Newsreel produces and distributes cutting edge social justice films that inspire, educate, and engage audiences. Founded in 1968, California Newsreel is the oldest nonprofit, social issue documentary film center in the country, the first to marry media production and contemporary social movements.
California Newsreel is a leading resource center for the advancement of racial justice and diversity, and the study of African American life and history as well as African culture and politics. Films from California Newsreel embed the tradition of innovation and responsible advocacy by informing, educating, and organizing viewers.
Alexander Street is pleased to partner with California Newsreel to deliver dozens of high quality films in streaming format, many available only through Alexander Street, including the SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference.
California Newsreel titles are also available in the online collection Black Studies in Video, along with hundreds of other titles exploring the black experience through primary and secondary sources. Browse them all here.