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March 2023 Peralta TV Highlights

March is Women's History Month, and Peralta TV is here to bring you a selection of programming featuring inspiring stories from women who have helped pave the way for future generations in law, film, and more.


Peralta TV can be seen on
Channel 27: Alameda, Berkeley
Channel 28: Emeryville, Piedmont, Oakland
AT&T U-Verse Channel 99


Dignidad Poster

3/03 (Fri) @ 1pm
3/07 (Tue) @ 6:30pm
3/19 (Sun) @ 7:30pm

Directed by Paige Bierma (Former Berkeley City College student)
Produced by Paige Bierma and Jennifer Biddle (Former Berkeley City College student)
Coming to this country with dreams of a better life, frontline caregivers, nannies, and house cleaners risk it all to support their families while fighting for workplace protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through grit, activism, and unbending solidarity, these mostly female and largely undocumented workers show how change can happen—even when the odds are stacked against them.

Led by Kim Alvarenga, the daughter of a Salvadoran domestic worker in San Francisco, the California Domestic Workers Coalition helps lead a turbulent campaign that would bring domestics under OSHA protections for the first time in our nation’s history.


No Time to Waste 1No Time to Waste 2No Time to Waste 3

3/11 (Sat) @ 8:30pm
3/22 (Wed) @ 12pm
3/27 (Mon) @ 3pm

Directed by Carl Bidleman
Executive Produced by Marsha Mather-Thrift and Doug McConnell
NO TIME TO WASTE celebrates legendary 100-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work, and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story. The film follows her journey as an African American woman presenting her personal story from a kitchen stool in a national park theater to media interviews and international audiences who hang on to every word she utters.

The documentary captures her fascinating life—from the experiences of a young Black woman in a WWII segregated union hall, through her multi-faceted career as a singer, activist, mother, legislative representative, and park planner to her present public role.

At the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color. Her efforts have changed the way the National Park Service conveys this history to audiences across the U.S., challenging us all to move together toward a more perfect union.


Amazing Grace

3/13 (Mon) @ 8pm
3/24 (Fri) @ 2:30pm
3/29 (Wed) @ 6pm

Produced and Directed by Heather McMichael
"AMAZING GRACE" explores the treatment of women in the legal profession from the late 1940s through today. Specifically, it follows the story of Missouri attorney Grace Day who was the lone woman in her law school class in 1948 and endured torment from her professors and peers. You'll fall in love with Grace Day, a woman who won over her enemies and helped blaze a path for future women lawyers.



3/16 (Thur)@ 2pm
3/21 (Tue) @ 6:30pm
3/26 (Sun) @ 8pm

Directed by Stephen Ives
Produced by Lauren DeFilippo, Karen Smythe, and Anne Cleves Symmes
BEATRIX FARRAND'S AMERICAN LANDSCAPES follows award-winning public garden designer Lynden B. Miller as she sets off to explore the remarkable life and career of America's first female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand. Farrand was responsible for some of the most celebrated gardens in the United States and helped create a distinctive American voice in landscape architecture.

Although she created gardens for the rich and powerful, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., J.P. Morgan, and President Woodrow Wilson, she also was an early advocate for the value of public gardens and believed strongly in the power of the natural world to make people's lives better.

Through the documentary, Miller journeys to iconic Farrand gardens, engaging designers, scholars, and horticulturists in a spirited dialogue about the meaning and importance of this ground-breaking early 20th-century woman. Lynden Miller's experience as New York City's most prominent public garden designer is woven into a wide-ranging biography of Farrand's life and times.



3/18 (Sat) @ 8:30pm
3/23 (Thur) @ 2pm
3/31 (Fri) @ 9pm

Produced & Directed by Brigid Maher
Executive Produced by Alexander “Zander” Dixon 
Produced by Emmy Vadnais, Erik Vadnais, and Zahra Ahmed
EXPERIMENTAL CURATOR: THE SALLY DIXON STORY is a documentary that delves into the life of experimental film curator Sally Dixon. Her story began in the 1960s when she received a small hand-held movie camera from her father-in-law and started making films, that she later called "Film Poems." Sally is known as a trailblazer in the "film as art" movement and created the film program at The Carnegie Museum of Art in 1970. She founded the program with the purpose of "promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of film as an art form and the filmmaker as an artist." It was one of the first museum-based film programs in the country.

This one-hour biographic documentary reflects Sally’s life as a woman in a man’s art world. The film beautifully weaves in archival footage of Sally as her love of film first emerged as she captured her first images on Super 8 as well as archival footage of her collaborations with artists in Pittsburgh, and finally St. Paul. The documentary threads in contemporary footage of Sally, her family, and her friends as they reflect on her enormous impact.

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