Oakland Originals is all about creativity and community. It’s made by individuals, like you, who are passionate for and curious about their neighborhoods and city. We feel that local spirit, ingenuity and originality deserves a louder voice and a wider audience.


That’s why we need your help and creativity.


Help out by suggesting individual or group for the subject of a future Oakland Original documentary. Host a screening or a benefit to support the project. Got any filmmaking skills? Or not! … Volunteer some time to the project. Make a donation to continue the project. Or simply tell us what’s on your mind. We want you involved.

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Events & Screenings

‘Celebrate Fruit’ Harvest Contest!

Want to win some delicious backyard-grown fruit? In honor of Asiya Wadud, our favorite fruit forager, on the last day before we release our next documentary (on sculptor Michael Christian), we are giving away fresh from-the-tree, lemons and figs! All you have to do,...

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Upcoming Screenings!

Join us for two upcoming screenings! THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER in Oakland Saturday April 4 at 3pm Tim Monroe & Asiya Wadud documentaries screen as part of the ‘Locally Grown Docs’ Program Join us for an afternoon of great local documentaries, delicious food and drinks...

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