“Secrets of Silicon Valley”

2001, 60 minutes

A one hour documentary film revealing the hidden downsides of the Internet revolution. “Secrets” is also a funny and moving meditation on America’s love affair with technology. Told without narration, the film chronicles a tumultuous year in the lives of two young activists, Magda Escobar and Raj Jayadev, grappling with temporary work, the digital divide, toxic waste, and the growing gap between the haves and the have nots in the New Economy.

“Secrets of Silicon Valley’ is a hit.”
– The New York Times

“A great documentary. This could be the new Harvest of Shame.” Alex Bennett, C-Net Radio

Secrets of Silicon Valley will make you think, reflect, discuss, argue. You won’t be seeing this on the network news.” Jan Wahl, KCBS Radio

“A pungent if sympathetic look at the undersung, underpaid hordes of blue-collar workers who do technology’s dirty work.” Variety

New York Times feature story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/07/us/san-jose-journal-filming-another-side-of-silicon-valley.html

PBS “Independent Lens”, 2001
On the web at Fandor

To preview or purchase the film – www.bullfrogfilms.com
Institutional, community group, and home video rates available. With companion study guide.

“Blacks and Jews”

1997, 85 minutes, Co-Produced with Bari Scott

An 85 minute feature length documentary film – made collaboratively by Jewish and Black filmmakers – examining key contemporary conflicts between the Black and Jewish communities. An invaluable tool for increasing mutual understanding and building coalitions for social justice, not just between Blacks and Jews, but among all groups.

“Provocative and absorbing…’Blacks and Jews’ will undermine stereotypes, inspire discussion and help repair a wrongly damaged relationship.” Roger Ebert

“This 85 minute film will ignite you!” Mandy Patinkin

New York Times feature story: http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/20/arts/two-tales-of-once-great-expectations.html

Sundance Film Festival, 1997
PBS “P.O.V”, 1997
On the web at Fandor: https://fandor.com/films/blacks_and_jews

To preview or purchase the film – www.newsreel.org/films/blacks.htm
Institutional, community group, and home video rates available. With companion study guide.

“Blacks and Jews: Ambivalent Allies” Radio Series

1994, Four 1 hour shows
Co-Produced with Bari Scott and KPFA/Pacifica Radio

Bari Alan David

A four hour radio series looking at ethnic identity, stereotypes, racism and anti-Semitism, the Civil Rights Movement, and the potential future cooperation and conflict between the two ethnic groups. A cultural journey through music, storytelling, poetry and interviews throughout the U.S. With Cornel West, Michael Lerner, Henry Louis Gates, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Anna Deavere Smith, Steven Spielberg, and Patricia Williams.

Available from Pacifica Program Service – 800-735-0230