March 20, 2020
Dear New Day Community, We are writing to you-- our customers, colleagues, and friends-- in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which is altering our classrooms, libraries, workplaces, and lives in unprecedented ways. Our hearts go out to everyone who is dealing one way or another with the effects of the virus. Many of our customers and our filmmakers are educators scrambling to move classes on-line. New Day is now offering tools that we hope will help ease that transition:
May 13, 2020
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and, as much as I look forward to celebrating the contributions of Asian Americans, this year feels noticeably different. For much of my life, I felt Asian Americans were making progress in this country. I celebrated Asian Americans winning political seats, observed many slowly but surely rising up the ranks in various industries, and even witnessed my mother and father receive a formal apology and reparations for the unjust incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
April 27, 2020
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Jerry Givens’s death. At one of our earliest screenings, at a Human Rights Film Festival in Los Angeles, an audience member asked, “What are among your biggest surprises filming this documentary?Without hesitation Maggie answered, “Never in my life did I imagine I’d be calling an executioner my friend.”And a friend Jerry Givens became, indeed.
April 27, 2020
May Day, also called International Workers’ Day, celebrates the world’s working classes. In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, society’s unsung heroes now include grocery store workers, garbage collectors, maintenance crews and of course health care staff. The front lines of their battles may expose them to the deadly virus, often without adequate protective gear or hazard pay. Suddenly our nation depends upon the very people deemed not worthy of making $15 an hour.
March 25, 2020
April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In addition to celebrating life on Earth, Earth Day was founded to alert humanity to the need for preserving and renewing the threatened ecological balances upon which all life depends. For me, Earth Day has taken on new meaning as I witness (and feel) the overwhelming evidence that atmospheric, geologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now being drastically altered by our human activity.
January 1, 2020
by Isabel Hill Schools, libraries, community organizations, and government agencies use New Day films every day to expand awareness on important, relevant issues. New Day films continue to be catalysts for change, and as 2019 comes to a close, we wanted to highlight a few of the ways our films have had an impact on the world.
November 16, 2019
New Day’s catalogue of criminal justice titles invite and inspire viewers to reimagine justice.
October 18, 2019
As we approach Veteran’s Day, we highlight a handful of films in the New Day collection exploring the psychic wounds of war while also honoring the individuals who serve.
September 18, 2019
In the competitive world of film distribution, it can be easy to forget that there is a more personal, and direct way of operating. The celebration of National Co-op Month in October is a good time to celebrate our rare and unique status as a distribution co-op.
August 23, 2019
New Day Films is excited to announce that we now offer two new streaming options through the New Day Digital streaming platform. Customers can now purchase a film stream for the “Life Of File” through New Day and can also buy the New Day Collection as a whole. It couldn’t be easier. No special equipment or software is needed, other than a high-speed internet connection.