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Earth Day Turns 50

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. 

New Day Co-Founder Wins an Oscar!

February 20, 2020
We are thrilled to congratulate Julia Reichert, the co-founder of New Day Films, on her momentous Academy Award win for the film American Factory with Steve Bognar. Spanning five decades, her work has centered on the American working class, as well as gender and social issues confronting contemporary America. This is a much-deserved recognition for a pioneering filmmaker! Learn more about Julia and her earlier films by visiting her filmmaker profile.

Every Month Should be Black History Month

February 1, 2020
In the face of a long history of white filmmakers telling Black people’s stories, often in damaging ways, Black perspectives offer the potential to restructure American consciousness. For example, artists like Ava DuVerney (The 13th, When They See Us, Queen Sugar, A Wrinkle in Time), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) have changed the cultural landscape over the past few years, bringing Black struggle, Black futurism, Black imagination, and Black desire into the mainstream through distinctly Black voices. 

10 Ways New Day Changed the World in 2019

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.

Meet New Day

January 1, 2020
by Robbie Leppzer Robbie Leppzer

Meet New Day

November 16, 2019
Willow O'Feral's film Break the Silence is an intersectional, inclusive portrait of 18 women's lived experiences in regards to sexual and reproductive health.

Commemorative Months

November 16, 2019
November is both Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month and Trans Day of Remembrance. Visit our New Day Collections to learn more.

Reimagining Justice

November 16, 2019
New Day’s catalogue of criminal justice titles invite and inspire viewers to reimagine justice.

What it Means to Serve

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.

Meet New Day - Kurt Orderson and Najma Nuriddin

October 18, 2019
We are both filmmakers from different parts of the world who periodically come together to collaborate. Currently, we are both filmmakers in residence at Johns Hopkins University, developing an online archive of our film, Not in My Neighbourhood.

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