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Robin's Hood

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Disillusioned social worker Robin wants to make a difference in her Oakland neighborhood. Sexy car mechanic Brooklyn is more focused on her second 'job' as a thief. But when the two women fall in love, Robin becomes Brooklyn's unlikely accomplice in a string of bank heists -- with a big cut of the loot going to the poor! -- container.
DVD
2006; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Spencer Nakasako's Trilogy

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A.k.a. Don Bonus: "Cambodia-born Sokly 'Don Bonus' Ny struggles to graduate from high school and survive the realities of San Francisco's housing projects. Don shares these experiences, his personal feelings, and his hopes as the year progresses. Ultimately, [the film] becomes a story of triumph and survival from the perspective of one of America's newest arrivals."--Container.; Kelly loves Tony: "Oakland, California: She's a straight-A student with dreams of college, he's trying to leave gang life behind. Together, this young Mien couple creates a video diary of their struggles with parenthood, jobs, school, family, and the law."--Container.; Refugee: "For Mike Siv, the trip begins innocently enough: 'Me and my homies, David and Paul, we're going to Cambodia. We'll see the sights, v [...]
DVD
2005; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Thursday Club

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A documentary of historical footage interspersed with interviews of retired Oakland police officers who battled anti-war demonstrators and Black Panthers in the 1960s. Portraying a generation that lived through the Depression and World War II before they became policemen, this film covers the Vietnam War protests that spilled from Berkeley into Oakland, the racial integration of the Oakland Police Department, and the ambivalence of black officers during the department's war with the Black Panthers.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, 1906 [electronic resource]

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This film shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12am and was centered along the San Andreas Fault, which slices through coastal California. Most of the cities of central California were badly damaged. San Francisco, with thousands of unreinforced brick buildings - and thousands more closely-spaced wooden Victorian dwellings - was poorly prepared for a major fire. Collapsed buildings, broken chimneys, and a shortage of water due to broken mains led to several large fires that soon coalesced into a city-wide holocaust. The fire swept over nearly a quarter of the city, including the entire downtown area. Dynamite was used with varying success to pre [...]
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1906