Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

Oakland filmmaker Peter Nicks had already made two well-regarded documentaries capturing the flawed institutions of his city and their role in shaping local lives: 2012's "The Waiting Room," about a public hospital, and 2017's "The Force,"  about the Oakland Police Department during a wave of...

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021

Peter Nicks had for months been documenting the students of Oakland High School, in California, when the pandemic hit. 

"It's in the Bay," says one student of the virus as he and others mill together in a classroom, excitedly contemplating the cancellation of school.

Soon, the...

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