Still from "Cholitas," courtesy of the Watsonville Film Festival.

Art & Culture

This year the Watsonville Film Festival goes virtual—and free

Twenty films highlight the event’s multicultural offerings. For the first time, San Benito County residents can explore the varied range of Latino filmmaking online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Akira Boch makes his acceptance speech for "Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience" at the 2020 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, which streamed live on July 18. Photo courtesy of the Television Academy via Invision/AP.

Art & Culture

Documentary by former San Juan resident wins L.A. Area Emmy

Akira Boch’s ‘Masters of Modern Design’ focuses on five Japanese American artists, their experiences during WWII and the impact it had on their work.

Artist Ruth Asawa creating a looped wire structure (circa 1957). Photo courtesy of Akira Boch.

Art & Culture

Former San Juan resident nominated for L.A. Area Emmy

Akira Boch documents WWII-era mass incarceration of Japanese Americans.

Ann Marie Sayers at a local event in 2015. File Photo.

Indian Canyon Ohlone elder documentary opens in Berkeley

‘In the Land of Our Ancestors’ features Ann Marie Sayers.

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Agriculture

COMMENTARY: Controversial Fracking Documentary To Screen Throughout San Benito County

Investigative News Team Covers Water Contamination in ‘Triple Divide’