Film and Social Justice

Documentary films are an incredibly powerful tool that tell stories and bring voice, advocacy, and traction to issues that may have never seen the light—the poignant accounts of gay men who lived through the height of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco; an American boy’s courageous campaign to defy the economic embargo to send baseball supplies to Cuban youth; and a legal battle to free a domestic violence victim unjustly imprisoned for the death of her abusive husband. These powerful stories exemplify our Bay Area Documentary Fund films, chronicling some of the most important tales of our time and receiving national acclaim.
Impact: Sixteen documentary films bringing voice and power to pressing social justice issues.