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New Day Films is a filmmaker-run distribution company, providing social issue documentaries to educators since 1971.


March 2020 Meet New Day

March 2020 Meet New Day

As a long-time community activist and descendant of two former World War ll Japanese American incarcerees, making ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 was a deeply personal project. This film tells the untold story of false information and political influences which led to the World War ll incarceration of my mother, father and nearly 120,000 Americans. While there have been many outstanding films on the WWll incarceration of Japanese Americans, ALTERNATIVE FACTS explores forgotten chapters of this tragic tale that have informed, shocked, and inspired audiences.
A still image from the film Wrestling Ghosts. A young mother and her child are lying in bed in opposite directions. The mother is underneath the blanket, and the child is on top, lying on the mother. The mother holds the child's feet. A black and white cat is also on the bed.

Five Films for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1 begins Sexual Assault Awareness Month—a time when New Day joins organizations all across the country to raise public awareness about sexual assault and exploitation. understanding of sexual violence as well as to provide helpful information to support survivors. New Day is proud to feature 5 relevant films that bring sexual assault and exploitation into the light for broad discussion.

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April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. New Day Films has a collection of compelling, personal films that explore the environment and sustainability. They will support you and your students in celebrating Earth Day this year and help probe the difficult questions that this 50th anniversary brings forth.


We are writing to you– our customers, colleagues, and friends– in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which is altering our classrooms, libraries, workplaces, and lives in unprecedented ways. Our hearts go out to everyone who is dealing one way or another with the effects of the virus. Many of our customers and our filmmakers are educators scrambling to move classes on-line. New Day is now offering tools that we hope will help ease that transition.
Three people stand on a stage holding gold Oscar statues. New Day co-founder Julia Reichert is in the middle and is smiling with her eyes shut. She is bald and wears glasses. On her right is co-director Steven Bognar, who is also bald and wears glasses. On her left is producer Jeff Reichert who has short dark hair and a beard, and wears glasses. The two men kiss Julia on either cheek.  

New Day Co-Founder Wins an Oscar!

We are thrilled to congratulate Julia Reichert, the co-founder of New Day Films, on her momentous Academy Award win for the film American Factory with Steve Bognar.
A headshot of New Day Filmmaker Mike Mascoll, a bald African-American man with a grey goatee. He looks directly at the camera and smiles.

Every Month Should be Black History Month

This February as we celebrate Black History Month, New Day is proud to feature three Black filmmakers whose works have helped to document invaluable chapters in Black history.
A full auditorium of people sitting in folding chairs. They watch "My Brooklyn."

10 Ways New Day Changed the World in 2019

by Isabel Hill Schools, libraries, community organizations, and government agencies use New Day films every day to expand awareness on important, relevant issues. New Day films continue to be catalysts