Preserved Media: Artists and Craftsmen Anthology
A letter from our Executive Director

BAVC MEDIA PRODUCED HAMILTON FAMILIES AUDIO DOCS AIRING ON KALW

As part of BAVC Media’s collaboration with Hamilton Families, underwritten by Google/YouTube, we are pleased to share two audio documentaries about families experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area. The pieces are airing on KALW 91.7 FM. KALW is a local public radio station that airs the BBC and NPR in San Francisco and the Bay Area. KALW is committed to producing innovative programming including Crosscurrents and Your Call.

BAVC Media is honored to partner with award-winning producer Lisa Rudman who has extensive experience in audio and video production and nonprofit leadership. She is the Development Director at SF Public Press and former Executive Director at Making Contact. Lisa’s roots in community media and public broadcasting go back to PCTV in the late 1980’s where she created award-winning television documentaries on political prisoners, racial justice, US military intervention, social justice, LGBTQ and feminist issues. 

Elizabeth’s Story

Bay Area resident Elizabeth Herrera’s story is about housing, invisible families and finding home. 

Elizabeth’s story is part of the Families Finding Home podcast 

Produced by Lisa Rudman and Elizabeth Herrera
Executive produced by Paula Smith Arrigoni and BAVC Media
Cory Winter was our Consulting Advisor, with support from Google.org.
Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound
Special thanks to Elaine Beale and Diane Livia

The excerpts from the film What You’ll Remember were provided by filmmakers Erika Cohn and Marcia Jarmel. You can watch for free at Hamiltonfamilies.org/what-youll-remember.

Listen to Elizabeth’s Story

Rocheall’s Story 

San Francisco native Rocheall Pierre’s nightmarish experience of pursuing her career as a social worker, but being unable to pay for childcare, then being on the losing side of the inequitable criminal justice system and becoming homeless.

Rocheall’s story is part of the Families Finding Home podcast 

Produced by Lisa Rudman
Executive produced by Paula Smith Arrigoni and BAVC Media
Cory Winter was our Consulting Advisor
Special thanks to Diane Livia
Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound

Listen to Rocheall’s Story

For in depth journalism about people who are unhoused and the policies that affect them, go to the San Francisco Public Press, SFPublicPress.org.

About Hamilton Families

Hamilton Families’ mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our pioneering homelessness prevention and housing subsidy programs are nationally recognized. In addition, we provide shelter and stability, and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness.

Get active with Hamilton Families for #HomelessnessAwarenessMonth this November!

About BAVC Media Productions

BAVC Media Productions creates high-quality videos and multimedia content to meet the needs of local and national organizations, campaigns, small businesses and government agencies. For 45 years, BAVC Media has served as a community hub and resource for media makers in the Bay Area and across the country. We create short form media for clients that are just getting their feet wet in the world of video making, to award-winning co-productions with clients to help them elevate their social impact through artistic storytelling.

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Preserved Media: Artists and Craftsmen Anthology
A letter from our Executive Director

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