Season 6


The Damnedest, Finest Ruins

The Damnedest, Finest Ruins examines the 1906 earthquake and fire, which burned for three days. With restored silent film footage, rare archival photographs, and the remastered voice of Enrico Caruso, it challenges the official story of what happened on those terrible days.


Why Isn’t Chris von Sneidern Famous?

Why Isn't Chris von Sneidern Famous? examines the on and off stage life of critically acclaimed San Francisco singer/songwriter Chris von Sneidern.


Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues follows four students in an urban school district that is exploring the provocative notion that speaking a foreign language can be a national asset.


Audience of One

Audience of One tells the story of Richard Gazowsky, a San Francisco-based Pentecostal pastor turned film director who receives a vision from God to shoot a multi-million dollar sci-fi epic movie, sending him and his followers on a journey of extreme faith.


A Day Late in Oakland

A Day Late in Oakland chronicles the life of Chauncey Bailey, the journalist who was gunned down on his walk to work in August 2007, and the evolution of Your Black Muslim Bakery, the organization implicated in the killing.



Commune explores an audacious premise -- that being together in the wilderness will help create revolutionary movement in the rest of society.



Firestorm tackles the national crisis in emergency care through the eyes of Los Angeles firefighters, who have become the safety net for the city's poor, uninsured and under-insured residents.