Films For Justice
Social Action Media has been producing documentaries about race and social justice for more than 30 years. As a production company, we seek out inspiring stories of perseverance and resistance with the goal of inspiring younger people to join the fight for justice.
We are currently in production on two films-Waging Change about the challenges faced by restaurant servers trying to survive on a sub-minimum wage of $2.13 an hour and their efforts to organize for One Fair Wage, featuring Saru Jayaraman, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin. We are also producing a documentary about Congresswoman Barbara Lee called Barbara Lee: Warrior for Peace and Justice. Our most recent release is the award-winning documentary, And Then They Came for Us about the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans and the fact that it is NOT a precedent for a Muslim ban or registry.
Agents of Change (co-produced and co-directed with Frank Dawson), is a compelling documentary about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s and its impact on the creation of Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa won a Peabody award in 2015 and has screened at film festivals around the world, winning four audience awards for Best Documentary. It was broadcast on public television in July, 2016.