Filmmaker Pete Nicks on The Kamla Show

FILMMAKER PETE NICKS ON “THE FORCE” PART-2

We bring you a 2-part conversation with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Pete Nicks. He is the chief storyteller of Open’hood, an Oakland-based non-profit organization. Story telling is one of the best ways to connect with your community shares Nicks. This San Francisco Bay area-based filmmaker is making a trilogy of films on Oakland, California. Each film… Continue Reading


KAMALA HARRIS ELECTED AS CALIFORNIA’S SENATOR

Kamala Devi Harris (D) was elected as California’s new Senator. Harris won the seat that was vacated by Barbara Boxer. On Jan 3, 2017 Harris will be sworn in as the new Senator from California, and will step down from her role as Attorney General of California. Do we retreat, or do we fight asks Harris in her election… Continue Reading


The Black Panthers

FILM NOTES: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s new documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution opened in the San Francisco Bay area on October 2, 21015. The film traces the complex history, influence and legacy of the The Black Panthers in America, and specifically in the African-American community. The Panthers were founded in 1966 in Oakland by Huey Newton… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: EAST SIDE SUSHI

I kept missing the various screenings of East Side Sushi in San Francisco Bay area. The film screened at the 2014 Cinequest Film Festival  and I marked it as “must-watch” film, but never got around to watching it. It won the audience award at Cinequest. The film then screened at CAAMFest and I missed that… Continue Reading