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‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

Cristian Medina,
Contributor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Sports

For many people, baseball is just a game. Some even find it boring. For others, it’s a way of life. It’s something that you’re born into and something that fills you with an indescribable sense of pride. For members of an Oakland youth baseball team, it was a way out of a less-than-desirable lif...

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush’s powerful documentary “Dogtown Redemption” plays on the screen. Mel Vapour, di...

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When North Bay freelance journalist Scott Keneally pitched an experiential humor story about a self-proclaimed “wimpy” guy taking on the extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder to the North Bay Bohemian and Outside newspapers in 2012, he expected a challenge. The Healdsburg resident didn...

Diversity Center screens basketball film

Diversity Center screens basketball film

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Campus, Showcase

On Tuesday the Diversity Center at California State University, East Bay screened the documentary film “I Just Wanna Ball” as part of its Black History Month celebration. The film documented how Oakland’s 2013 McClymonds High School girls basketball team won the Oakland Athletic League champio...

CSUEB hosts their first mobile film festival

CSUEB hosts their first mobile film festival

Stefani Diaz,
Contributor
November 29, 2014
Filed under Campus, Showcase

In an era of smartphones, where phones can produce videos on par with some HD cameras, filmmakers have been able to shoot and produce entire films with their phones. In an effort to explore this trend, students and faculty within the School of Arts and Media are hosting a film festival called MoFiFest on Jan. 23. They are accepting submissions fro...

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