Saul Rouda Collection
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A film by Georges T. Paruvanani from 1980 which looks at ethnic diversity in San Francisco. Features scenes of: parades and ceremonies in Chinatown; entertainment at the Café Trieste in North Beach and interviews with Italian Americans at Café Roma, one of whom reflects that "San Francisco is definitely a little corner of Italy; the Columbus Day parade, with brief views of Mayor Dianne Feinstein waving to crowds; a community festival in the Mission District with dancing, street performers, street boxing and an interview with Dennis Banks who says (in relation to immigrants) that "I love San Francisco because it represents a lot of cultural activity ... San Francisco represents a place where they can come and not be ashamed of their culture ... you can be proud of who you are"; views of the Japan Center and a visit with a Japanese American family, who discuss their place in society and offer a music and karate demonstration; a Japanse American parade; an interview with Dr. Carlton Goodlett who considers the relative progress of civil rights and states how: "In San Francisco, with the flair that it has (international reputation), the racism is covert rather than overt ... Blacks are on a treadmill of conversation leading nowhere ... San Francisco is a typical city controlled by white males suffering from three scourges: sexism, racism and classism"; a performance of Laotian music and interview with Long Ngoc̩ Nguyen and his Vietnamese family in their apartment; a wedding ceremony on the Golden Gate Bridge's footpath; the Gay Pride Parade, including the Dykes on Bikes and an interview with Police Chief Charles Gain. This film was edited by Tim Metzger, interviews are conducted by writer, director and producer Paruvanani and sound is by Saul Rouda. The TV Archive would like to thank Saul Rouda for lending us his 16mm A & B rolls, to remaster this film and Hieu T. Tran, MSW for his Vietnamese language translation of the Long Ngoc̩ Nguyen interview.
Made in 1974 by independent filmmakers Roy Nolan and Saul Rouda, this film (subtitled "a hip pirate movie") re-creates actual events from the Sausalito houseboat community at Waldo Point. Many of the participants play themselves in these re-enactments. This includes the 'Battle of Richardson Bay' from 1971, during which residents challenged county officials who wanted to develop the waterfront (also known as the "house boat wars"). Includes scenes of: performances and music by Joe Tate and his rock band The Red Legs; narration by Saul Rouda; hippies riding through San Francisco on the back of a truck; counterculture life on the Sausalito docks; building of the 'Richmond' ship; a hearing at Marin County Civic Center; mud wrestling and a wild party on the Charles Van Damme ferryboat. As Rouda puts it at one point: "We had rejected the system and were quite happy to live outside of it's stifling conformity."
A documentary film by Saul Rouda and David Dobkin, made in collaboration with SF Newsreel, about the 1968-9 student and faculty strike at San Francisco State College. Features scenes of students demonstrating, clashing with riot police on campus and being arrested. Also includes views of riot police beating students and threatening them with drawn revolvers, and of the following giving speeches/press conferences: Ron Dellums; Danny Glover; Dr Carlton Goodlett, S.I. Hayakawa; Roger Alvarado; Mayor Joseph Alioto and Jerry Varnado. Saul Rouda loaned the TV Archive his 16mm answer print, to produce this low-res online screener. Any requests to use or license this footage should be directed to Saul Rouda (Email: email@example.com). Please contact the film archivist for further details.
A film by Georges T. Paruvanani from 1978 which looks at the work of Rev. Cecil Williams at the Glide Memorial Methodist Church in San Francisco. Includes scenes of: Rev. Williams leading Sunday worship; Rev. Williams being interviewed by Paruvanani and discussing how Glide promotes freedom of expression in worship and the need to embrace society's outcasts; a brief interview with Willie Brown who explains how Rev. Williams meets his congregation's needs; Rev. Williams campaigning in a sound truck for Senatorial candidate Fred Furth; an interview with Fred Furth; brief views from the studio set of Rev. Williams 'Vibrations' program with Bill Cosby; a glimpse of actress Jane Fonda at a political rally; street scenes in San Francisco (the Mission and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods) and Rev. Williams talking about black power and revolution, reflecting that: I am convinced ... that America can change without violence, if she wants to." Also features views of worshippers touring San Francisco after Sunday service and of a picnic in Golden Gate Park, with baseball and volleyball. When introducing Rev. Williams the narrator states that: "Cecil is at the same time priest and performer, orator and dancer, preacher and revolutionary all rolled into one." This film was shot by Roy Nolan and Tim Metzger, edited by Ute Sinsig and Tim Metzger, with sound by Lee Callister. The TV Archive would like to thank Saul Rouda for lending us his 16mm print to remaster this film.