"...the past informing the present and creatively shaping the future..."


Our Mission

Past and Present Media is a producer of distinctive educational media that explores the Bay Area’s rich heritage and diversity, offering a depth of understanding, an accessibility to a wide audience (especially youth), and the innovative use of video, multi-media, print, and web-based art forms.

Areas of interest include history, arts, culture, religion, spirituality, and current affairs. Projects include:

  1. The Russell City Blues, a full-length documentary on the lost East Bay town of Russell City, home of the West Coast blues
  2. East Bay Histories, a series on the history of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area, and
  3. Sacred Space, a look at how architecture and spirituality intersect.

Past and Present Media seeks and develops innovative uses of educational media with creative distribution strategies, so supporters and funders see maximum impact for their contributions.

Past and Present media is dedicated to projects that give a context for where we are in the present, so we may think of new possibilities in the future.

Our Commitment

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