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  • Fifty Wonderful Years

    Fifty Wonderful Years

    A behind the scenes look at the 1973 Miss California Pageant and the state of the feminist movement. By the early 1970s, pageants had become a target of feminists and the organizers and contestants found themselves facing protests and scrutiny from the media. Optic Nerve presents both sides neutrally, allowing the clueless pageant community to make the feminists’ case for them. Continue reading

  • Dead Action

    Dead Action

    Documentary about the San Francisco County Jails, which house people convicted of minor crimes such as theft and prostitution. The tape mainly argues (through interviews) that most of the inmates are in jail because they are poor and that the prison system only exacerbates the problem. Continue reading