Screenings, Workshops, Film Storming and more!

Several screenings over the next two weeks and basic protest phone filming and editing workshop coming up for the Houseless Week of Action.


In September Climate Strikes were shutting down banks and business as usual across the world, in San Francisco 5 major banks were forcibly closed for the day as people blocked the streets in the financial district, played music, shared food, painted murals and talked about how this system of greed needs to end… and Liberated Lens was there in full force!

We are excited to share some upcoming screenings of the rad work we do and invite you into our filmmaking community where we share resources and knowledge to empower people powered media.

In October we partnered with BAYCAT to host a half day workshop series on Documentary Interviewing.  We packed the room with new and seasoned filmmakers from the area and taught lighting, audio, camera, producing and directing a professional documentary interview.  Participants cycled through the zones where instructors gave hands on lessons with affordable gear that we have right here in our Liberated Lens studio.  This was a major success and great event to network and meet like minded media makers.  We were all so inspired that we are going to continue to give accessible skill sharing workshops every month!


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The Commons is a documentary film about communities re-asserting sustainable futures using consensus, equity and shared resources – ancient Commons principles. The film shares the increasing privatization and destruction of commons, primarily in the United States, and shows how many activists are re-taking commons, re-establishing communities controlling their own commons: maker spaces, land trusts, cooperatives, local food production and distribution, shared housing, free education, community centers – all as Commoners stewarding what they share.




“Every Face… Every Tent… Has A Story!”

Where: NEYBORLY on San Pablo Ave. ½ Block S of University.
Parking can be limited I suggest the lot by 99 Cents store.
Tickets: $25 Donation… more if you can.

This will be an engaging evening through the use of the films from two local Berkeley film makers, highlighting some of the “Unhoused” population residing in Berkeley followed by a presentation/discussion of the problems facing those on the streets as well as their impact on the housed residents that have been their neighbors.

Dinner will be buffet style and several local restaurants have already agreed to donate. Some of the sponsors are: The Thai Table, Everett & Jones, Juan’s Place, all in Berkeley, and Cal Peternell’s new restaurant, The LEDE located in Oakland…. and MORE!

RESERVATIONS: Due to limited seating, If you want to attend, PLEASE let Eleanor know ASAP and get your seats reserved now.
Email her at:
Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number and the # of tickets to reserve. To guarantee your reservations tickets must be paid in full by Oct. 31st

Pay by Cash: by giving an envelope with the above information in it to any of our volunteers.

Pay by Check: Make it out to Consider The Homeless!
then mail it to Consider The Homeless
PO Box #2771
Berkeley, CA 94702

Pay by Credit Card: only available via PayPal.


Join us Sunday November 10th at 2pm in the basement of the Omni Commons with members of Liberated Lens and other filmmakers as we get the creative juices flowing and share story ideas and help develop each other’s projects into something robust that we can collaborate on.




November 17th to 23rd will be a week of ACTION in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area to bring attention to the extreme housing & gentrification crisis that is happening to us.  The call comes from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and Liberated Lens is looking to support with media trainings and coverage.  Join us for our workshop the 16th and put your skills to the test at actions the following week.  Then after the last day of actions we will be helping everyone walk through the editing, posting and distribution process the 24th, all from your phone!  This is a very basic course geared to citizen journalists, protesters, houseless folk and beginners who just have access to a phone as their camera.


Join us at our weekly meetings Mondays at 7pm in the basement of the Omni Commons. Open to everyone and all levels of filmmakers welcome!

New Liberated Lens production: Homeless First, documentary on First They Came For The Homeless

Liberated Lens is proud to present its latest documentary production “Homeless First,” a film about First They Came For The Homeless camp in Berkeley. Come watch the film, see juggling performance and report from Houseless People March to Salem by Stacey and talk to camp participants!

Free screening, donations for Liberated Lens and First They Came For The Homeless accepted.