Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories

Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories is KQED’s Emmy Award-winning showcase for independent documentaries about life in California. From the history of transgender activism in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District to a look at the transformation of the Mojave Desert’s Salton Sea from popular resort to an ecological disaster, Truly CA documentaries are as diverse in style and content as the Golden State itself.

The series also features online-only short-form documentaries under the banner Truly CA Shorts.

Truly CA airs Sundays at 6pm on KQED 9. For more information on the films and to view certain films online, please visit kqed.org/trulyca.

Latest News

KQED’s Truly CA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The new season of the Emmy Award–winning series includes five new documentaries about life in California.

Aug 14, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Nominated for 14 Northern California Emmy® Awards

Productions honored include independent documentaries, science and news segments, and performing arts specials on KQED 9

May 09, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

The new season of Truly CA premieres Sep. 15.

The Emmy Award-winning series, produced by KQED, features five independent documentaries about life in the Golden State.

Aug 20, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Nominated for 17 Northern California EMMY® Awards

Local KQED productions honored include QUEST, This is Us, This Week in Northern California and the KQED/CIR special Heat and Harvest. Documentaries recognized include California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, A Brush With the Tenderloin, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone and Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco. KQED, […]

May 01, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED’s Truly CA presents the broadcast premiere of Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco Sunday, November 11, at 10pm

Stage Left PR Contact: Tiffany Woolf, tiffany@woolfpr.com, 917.532.3366 KQED PR Contact: Evren Odcikin, publicist, evren@kqed.org, 415.553.8451 Award-winning documentary lifts the curtain on Bay Area’s radical theater legacy  through candid interviews and rare archival performance footage Film features interviews with over 45 theatre luminaries representing six decades of the Bay Area’s experimental and risk-taking theater movement […]

Oct 09, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

The new season of Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories launches July 29

The eighth season of KQED’s Emmy Award – winning showcase for independent film features: Beaverbrook by Matthew Callahan, a heartwarming film about the legendary summer camp that changed lives A Brush with the Tenderloin by Paige Bierma, a cinema vérité documentary about a muralist’s fanciful work on one of San Francisco’s diciest street corners It […]

Jul 10, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

Corner Store: The Story of One Father’s Journey to a New Life on KQED’s Truly CA

– Premieres on KQED Public Television 9 on Sunday, September 25 at 6pm – August 30, 2011 San Francisco, CA — To many of the customers who frequent San Francisco’s Church Street corner store, the man behind the counter was a friendly neighbor without a past. But Yousef Elhaj was more than a beloved shop […]

Aug 30, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post

An Intimate Look at Genius with Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange on KQED’s Truly CA

They were a creative supercouple, two giants of the American art world: photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) and painter of the Southwest Maynard Dixon (1875-1946). But for their children, these formidable parents cast a heavy shadow. Their eldest son, Daniel Rhoades Dixon, learns that his birthright comes with gifts and curses in the newest film in KQED’s documentary film series Truly CA. Thomas Ropelewski’s moving Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange, premieres on Sunday, July 24 at 5:30pm on KQED Public Television 9.

Jun 28, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED’s Truly CA Kicks Off Seventh Season of Films with Miracle in a Box

– Premieres on KQED Public Television 9 on Sunday, May 22 at 6pm – May 3, 2011 San Francisco, CA — It drove like a truck, but they wanted it to play like a dream.  The inspirational tale of a piano reborn will kick off a new season of independent documentaries about life in the […]

May 03, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post