Arts Education and Funding in Public Schools

Central High School is embarking upon a new program that's the first of its kind for the area. Musically inclined students are offered a classroom space to meet, produce, rap, and join together in the spirit of artistic collaboration. The program proves to be a boon for struggling students, who become newly engaged in school and their communities.
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Delving Into the Start-Up Inudstrial Complex

The San Francisco Bay Area has become a beacon for young would-be entrepreneurs looking to come and make their millions. Modeling themselves after dubious tech celebrities like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, this new crop of business-minded people puts work above all else in order to set themselves on a path to fame and fortune. But at what cost?
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DREAMers Filming and Sharing Their Own Lives

Alejandra and Yoselina are two Oakland teenagers dealing with problems any teen will know well: stress from parents, school, and college admissions. In addition to these issues, they are both undocumented. The girls are given cameras to record their own lives and experiences, both good and bad. Using this footage, Ale y Yose shares the documentary-making process with its memorable subjects and brings a new collaborative dynamic to the form.
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Family, Capitalism, and Globalization Converge in Mother

Pomm is a nurse in Thailand who works at a care facility for Europeans with Alzheimer's. Her work requires her to provide care while being away from her own children. Maya is a mother in Switzerland whose family has made the difficult decision to move her to Thailand so that she can receive the best care for her developing condition.
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Black and Asian American Communities United in Oakland

With input from community members, two artists in Oakland conceive of a multi-wall mural celebrating a downtown neighborhood's history of protest, and the perseverance of the Black and Asian American communities that have shaped it over the years. But when the parking lot where the murals are planned gets slated for a new development, long-time residents find themselves shut out of a process that appears to benefit few outside of the developers and City Hall.
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