New Day Films Digital Films Collection, 1971-2022

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Summary

Creator:
New Day Films
Abstract:
New Day Films is a filmmaker-run cooperative founded in 1971. Film topics range widely and include women's history and culture; multiculturalism and diversity; social and political history; gender and socialization; media, culture; the environment; mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns. The New Day Films Digital Films collection consists of digitized and digitally-born films distributed by the company since its inception. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.
Extent:
15 Terabytes
838 Files (Preservation and access digital video files, and caption files.)
Language:
Materials in English.
Collection ID:
RL.13074

Background

Scope and content:

The New Day Films Digital Films Collection consists of digital versions of films created by 144 filmmakers and distributed by the company since its inception in 1971. Topics explored in New Day films range widely, and include but are not limited to: women's history and culture; multiculturalism and diversity; social and political histories, particularly labor and human rights-centered movements; gender identity and socialization; media culture; the environment; mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns such as immigration and political corruption.

Descriptions of the films are provided by New Day Films (https://www.newday.com/) and may reflect promotional language.

For the records of New Day Films at the Rubenstein Library, go to New Day Films Archive.

Biographical / historical:

New Day Films is a filmmaker-run film distribution company, based in the United States, representing over 150 filmmakers. The company was founded in 1971 by four independent filmmakers, Liane Brandon, Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, and Amalie Rothschild, in order to distribute their feminist films and to create a democratically run distribution cooperative. Their films about growing up female in the U.S. were among the earliest of the emerging women's movement. New Day's titles now reflect a wide range of topics, including multiculturalism and diversity; social and political history; gender and socialization; media, culture; the environment: mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns. The cooperative's titles have won an Academy Award, Emmy Awards, Academy Award nominations and hundreds of awards at film festivals. Their films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and other national networks.

Acquisition information:
The New Day Films Digital films were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2018-2024.
Processing information:

Processed by Craig Breaden, March, 2024

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0023, 2019-0070, 2022-0036, 2022-0118, 2022-0144, 2023-0070.

Arrangement:

Films arranged by director/creator, then chronologically.

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects

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Subjects:
Women motion picture producers and directors -- United States
Social justice in motion pictures
Feminist films -- United States
Format:
Documentary films
Audiovisual materials
Places:
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century

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[Identification of item], New Day Films Digital Films, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.