1. Superman

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    140K Plays / / 124 Comments

    "He is a friend, and he is an unassuming hero. I also think the fact that he is both awkward and a shy newspaper reporter makes him like everybody else. And yet he has another identity, this larger-than-life superhero. Sometimes we feel like Clark Kent, and sometimes, if we are lucky, we feel like Superman.” - Christopher Reeve A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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    • Aquadettes

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      188K Plays / / 133 Comments

      AQUADETTES: On Life, Death, and Synchronized Swimming A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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      • Uppercut

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        302K Plays / / 81 Comments

        “In Silicon Valley we have the highest concentration of aggressive people in the United States. And it's a place where all life has been reduced to working in a cubicle and then after work going out to have a Merlot at the Fromage bar. I'm kind of looking for something a little more primitive, a little more basic, something that appeals to the essential nature of a man." -- Gints K., Software Engineer & Founder, Gentlemen's Fight Club A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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        • Borderland

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          124K Plays / / 90 Comments

          Dick is right. "Every American should see this." It is real and it is striking. In some places it stands 18 feet tall and looks like the gates of Mordor. In other places, it is barely 10 feet tall and looks like it was put together with a stapler. It runs from the Colorado River directly into the Pacific. It is big, intense and intimidating. And it is unfinished. Gaping holes are everywhere. Physically it’s confusing. Politically it’s puzzling. Ideologically it’s complicated. But for Dick and Ron, who both live within a few miles of the border, defending it is simply a matter of protecting themselves and preserving their own beliefs. Drug smugglers don't come to the United States to make an honest living. As the recent killing of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas shows, the border is more than a moral line in the sand. The fence is real. We recommend a visit. A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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          • El Rey

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            66.4K Plays / / 32 Comments

            "I know very well that I’m out of your life. But the day I die, I now you’ll have to cry..to cry and cry. You may say you never loved me. But you’re going to be really sad and that’s how you’re going to stay. A stone in the journey taught me that my destiny was to roll and roll...to roll and roll...Then a cowboy told me you don’t have to get there first. But you have to know how to get there. With or without money I always do what I want. And my words are the law. I don’t have a throne or a queen. Or anyone who understands me. But I’m still the king” His name is Saúl Ezqueda and he is a Mariachi. A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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            • Scrapertown

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              330K Plays / / 198 Comments

              "In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must: Be a resident of Oakland, CA. Be at least 7y/o or older. Retain A 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), Create your own Scraper Bike…(It Has To Be Amazing, Or Else You Can’t Ride.) A single-file line when riding. After 10 rides The Scraper Bike King and his Captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and if you can follow simple guidelines. After your evaluation we will consider you a member and honor you with an Original Scraper Bike Team Shirt. Only worn when Mobbin’ Stay posted to our website for all upcoming Scraper Bike Rides..." -- The Scraper Bike King A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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              • Cannonball

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                357K Plays / / 152 Comments

                Some of them are full of black water. Others have become graveyards for old lawn furniture and rodent carcasses. They are shaped like jelly beans and manufactured by companies named Sunny Side and Champagne. Once upon a time, Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car. Own a house. Own a pool. Everyone wanted it and the wonderful world of credit made it all possible. But now, with the foreclosure monster running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people this is tragic. But for some, it’s an opportunity. A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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                • Big Vinny

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                  57.1K Plays / / 34 Comments

                  Once upon a time, he was a local celebrity. He earned his nickname after doing a tv commercial for a Round Table pizza named The Big Vinny. For over twenty years, he was the face and voice of a successful used car business in small town Alameda. He sold and he sold and he sold and Californians drove away happy. Today, everything has changed. The business is dead. The lots sit empty. Big Vinny is out of work. But he still remembers the good times. A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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                  • Joni

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                    7,709 Plays / / 9 Comments

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                    • Viewing California's Foreclosure Crisis Through a Different Lens

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                      631 Plays / / 0 Comments

                      Filmmakers Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari looked at California foreclosures through a different lens by concentrating on the crisis in some off-beat places.

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