Films on Demand

World Cultures Program – San Diego City College

Films on Demand (Documentary films closed captioned by SDCCD Online - Paula Miranda, David Giverson)


Make it Home: A Story of Resettlement

Documentary - Thurs. April 7. Bob Sly

Five San Diego City College students from Africa - four of them refugees - tell their stories of leaving their homelands and coming to America. Also in this film, 4-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi (an Eritrean refugee in the late 80's) and Walter Lam, the president, CEO and founder of Alliance for African Assistance, who fled Uganda in 1986.

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Make it Home: A Story of Resettlement documentary poster


Educating Girls for a Stronger East Africa

Jenni Doherty, Daraja Academy Jason & Jenni Doherty created Daraja Academy in Kenya to build leaders and confidence for 30 new students each year. Daraja curriculum is called W.I.S.H. (Women of Integrity, Strength, and Hope). Educated girls can transcend poverty and change the world

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Educating Girls for a Stronger East Africa video poster



Director, Jose Antonio Vargas (2 hours 10 minutes)

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years. - Written by Anonymous

If you need to turn on captions, just click on the "CC" icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.

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Documented the Documentary movie poster


Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Director, Angela Sun (57 Minutes)

Angela Sun journeys to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, industry, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society's vast consumption of disposable plastics is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health. - Written by Anonymous

Once you click on the link, it will start the mvie with closed captions.

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Plastics Paradise documentary poster


First People - Kumeyaay

Produced by Bob Sly, co-produced by Michael Johnson of Industrial Strength TV

This 52 minute documentary which won best of show at the Borrego Film Festival and aired on KPBS April 2015 highlights Kumeyayy sustainability, mapping of Kumeyaay Nation and local tribes, information about tool-making, and sustainable practices for harvesting and cultivating food resources in the desert and coastal environments.

Watch it here:

Kumeyaay documentary poster