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Video: Woodhams Lounge

Video: Woodhams Lounge
February 7, 2018

Pete Munoz is a Bay Area comedian, who does stand up every Monday at the Woodhams Lounge in San Jose. With support from the lounge, Pete takes the tips he makes, as well as specific donations from...

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba
July 5, 2017

Just two months shy of my 24th birthday, I had never traveled outside of the United States. That changed on Friday when Havana, Cuba became my home for the next two weeks. Approximately 25 Cal State...

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer
May 24, 2017

On June 30, approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students — including myself — will fly from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba, where we will take classes in documentary film and photojournalism, and produce...

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

'Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects
March 15, 2017

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...

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness
November 14, 2016

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...

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary
August 31, 2016

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...

Diversity Center screens basketball film

 Director Robert “Fleetwood” Bowden talks to the crowd during the screening of “I Just Wanna Ball” on Tuesday.
February 11, 2015

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...

CSUEB hosts their first mobile film festival

CSUEB hosts their first mobile film festival
November 28, 2014

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,...

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