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Paperback Dreams

by Alex Beckstead

Focusing on two landmark booksellers: Cody's and Kepler's Books, Paperback Dreams is the story of the rise and fall of the independent bookstore.

Saigon, U.S.A.

by Lindsey Jang and Robert C. Winn

A look at the changing identity of Little Saigon, a Vietnamese community in Orange County, California, and its struggles to reconcile the demons of the past with present life in America.

Sonic Trace: Dropping In

by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Carmen Vidal

In the midst of one of America’s most failed school districts, Youth Build Boyle Heights (YBBH) is a beacon of hope. Sonic Trace follows a year in the life of a small high school in the heart of a troubled neighborhood in East LA.

Street Soldiers

by Avon Kirkland

San Francisco's Omega Boys Club reaches out to America's most endangered: young African American men.

The Waiting Room

by Peter Nicks and Linda Davis

The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of a California city's public safety-net hospital as it struggles to handle patient overload in a swooning economy and a constantly shifting landscape of health care policy.

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

by Judy Irving

The true story of a bohemian St. Francis in San Francisco and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots.

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