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Films that Uplift Trans Youth and Elders

June 14, 2022
LGBTQ people should be able to live our lives openly and proudly without fear of political attacks on our very existence. Yet this year has seen a record number of political attacks on LGBTQ people in over 30 states, largely focusing on trans people and students. On the first day of Pride Month, the Ohio legislature passed a bill to ban trans students from sports leagues matching their gender identity. This is a somber reminder of the importance of this month, for trans and queer people, and our allies, to assert our continued right to exist out and proud.

Filmmakers grapple with War and Propaganda

May 9, 2022
Propaganda and misinformation are playing a key role in Russia's imperialist invasion of Ukraine. This includes pro-Russia sentiment coming from within the US, which is especially dangerous in our increasingly siloed media echo chambers. Artists and filmmakers can play a huge part in pushing back against propaganda that justifies imperialism around the world. 

Into the Dark

April 19, 2022
As a photographer, filmmaker, and scientist, I use my knowledge of visual storytelling and conservation to tell stories that drive social impact. At its core, my work is an exploration of the dynamic, two-way relationship between environmental change and cultural change.

Three Films That Speak to the War in Ukraine

March 31, 2022
As the people of Ukraine are currently fighting for their lives and communities, many of us are reminded of times and places where our communities, or those we love, have fought for sovereignty against brutal, imperialist forces. The New Day Films collection includes challenging, visionary films that help us to think anew about the bitter legacy of conflict, occupation, and aggression. This month, we highlight three of these films.

Please join New Day Films for the DC Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF)!!

March 17, 2022
For the second year in a row, New Day Films is partnering with the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival, the largest environmental film festival in the world, to bring to your home five thought-provoking films. Each film tackles environmental challenges we face on this magnificent planet.

Meet New Day: Hira Nabi

March 14, 2022
I am an artist and filmmaker and I tell everyday stories in unusual ways. Currently I’m concerned with meditations on the environment including the oftentimes unseen, as well as the slow process of re-earthing.  My intention is to shift from anthropocentric stories and focus more on interconnecting and witnessing the times in which we live. 

Women Who Change The World

March 8, 2022
March is Women’s History Month, and to appreciate the significance of this annual occasion, one need look no further than New Day Films own trailblazing founders. This past November, New Day Films turned 50 and founders Julia Reichert, Liane Brandon, Amalie Rothschild and Jim Klein shared their insights on the founding of the co-op during the milestone celebration.

Two Films that Embrace Women's Movements, in Africa and North America

March 1, 2022
New Day Films invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with us! Our now 50-year-old film cooperative was initially formed because the women’s movement had arrived and a group of independent filmmakers couldn’t find distribution for their feminist films. So, they started New Day!

Meet New Day: Angela Golden Bryan

February 5, 2022
I grew up on the island of St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands, and whenever we had gatherings the adults would sit around and tell jokes and stories. I’d pretend to be playing, while I listened, since it was considered rude to listen to adult conversations. I heard many stories while eavesdropping on adults, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I heard the story of how my ancestors were involved in the bloody labor revolt known as the Fireburn.

Why We Remember

January 4, 2022
The August night sky was set ablaze with the terrifying glow of torches clenched by members of an angry mob. A surreal demonstration unfolded as chants rang out, “Jews will not replace us.” As much as this march of hate resembled a scene from 1940 Nazi Germany, it inexplicably took place just four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. This display of unabashed anti-Semitism would culminate in the murder of Heather Heyer, age 32, when a self-proclaimed Neo-Nazi slammed his speeding car into a crowd of counter-protestors.

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