The Center for New American Media (CNAM)

The Center for New American Media (CNAM) Specialists in enthralling enormously entertaining and educational video documentaries

05/02/2019
"I'm A Lucky Songwriter"

Friday would have been Pete Seeger's 100th birthday. Shortly before he died we visited him on his Hudson River hilltop and he charmed us with the backstory to his most famous song...

CNAM's latest piece, about the surprising backstory to today's gerrymandering wars known as "The Unholy Alliance". Produ...
05/29/2018
The Surprising History of Gerrymandering

CNAM's latest piece, about the surprising backstory to today's gerrymandering wars known as "The Unholy Alliance". Produced by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker and featuring Jason Altmire Dallas Woodhouse Angela Bryant Eva Clayton Jeffrey Toobin Jeffrey Toobin

Both parties have always played the redistricting game. But some of today’s battles have roots in a Supreme Court decision 30 years ago.

02/25/2018
Jerry Springer Transformed - The Anti-Americans episode #10

Jerry Springer the Opera just opened to rave reviews in NYC. We featured it in THE ANTI-AMERICANS and interviewed creators Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas, with a cameo from Boris Johnson when he was a mere MP https://youtu.be/onasjuCmhn8

A brilliant British reinterpretation of an American cultural icon. Must be seen to be believed! From the PBS documentary THE ANTI-AMERICANS.

What are the pitfalls when documentarians descend on a place that's just been hit with a natural disaster? Louis, Andy a...
10/13/2017
Courageous Storytelling: Turning the Lens to Disaster Survivors | ITVS

What are the pitfalls when documentarians descend on a place that's just been hit with a natural disaster? Louis, Andy and Paul offer their Katrina experiences...

Fearless documentary filmmaking is about trust: trust in yourself, your crew, your vision. But trust goes both ways. Unlike narrative filmmaking where contracts might stipulate the ground rules of interacting with your talent, bold storytellers of nonfiction need to go one step further and build tru...

08/17/2017

Louisiana politics has never had another figure like him: Meet Judge Leander Perez.

08/15/2017

New Orleans words mystify New Yorkers in this clip from Yeah You Rite: The Language of New Orleans.

08/10/2017

A little summer fun from Baltimore's leading seller of concrete lawn ornaments.

08/03/2017

Our most watched YouTube clip ever! You've never heard American English spoken like this.

08/01/2017

Go behind the scenes of a posh British dinner party and hear what they really think about Americans. One of the most popular clips from the Anti-Americans: A Hate-Love Relationship.

07/27/2017

Here's a favorite clip from Moms, featuring teenage Georgia and her mother Janice. Time flies--Georgia is now a mother herself.

07/25/2017

This is Philip, one of our big stars from American Tongues. He provoked some of the strongest comments on YouTube. Sadly, Boston's North End has been gentrified and it's getting harder to hear guys like Philip these days.

07/20/2017

Although most Japanese people aren't religious, they love the look of a classic Christian, American wedding.

This is one of our favorite clips from The Japanese Version, our documentary about the cultural borrowing that is a large part of Japanese culture.

Kanopy
01/20/2017
Kanopy

Kanopy

Today Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. These nine short films capture events on the ground in key locations in the lead up to the election. Prepare to have your assumptions challenged. #InaugurationDay

bit.ly/postcardsfromthegreatdivide

Looking for that special gift? How about one of our hilarious yet probing classic documentaries? This week only, get $10...
12/18/2016
Award-winning films from the Center for New American Media

Looking for that special gift? How about one of our hilarious yet probing classic documentaries? This week only, get $10.00 OFF ALL ORDERS with discount code 10OFF! Shop now at shop.cnam.com.

Order award-winning films about social class, politics, and American society produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker

11/21/2016
Postcards from the Great Divide

Postcards from the Great Divide

Post #1 of the POSTCARDS POST-Election roundup! We thank all our fans and friends for the support over this crazy election year. As we bid farewell and sail into the unknown, we wanted to bring folks up to date on some of the stories we covered in our nine POSTCARDS FROM THE GREAT DIVIDE. We're starting with Laura Nix' film on whether the GOP could flip the Washington State House of Representatives. When all the votes were finally counted last week, the answer is: No. Although the district we covered turned GOP, across the state the Dems managed to hold on to their razor-thin majority.

08/21/2015
Getting Back to Abnormal

Your dose of NOLA care of Getting Back to Abnormal!

Come hell or high water, New Orleans keeps going - the good and the bad parts both. What's the secret?

Great post from Linda Joan Garmon on why we do what we do!
08/21/2015
Men in Drag

Great post from Linda Joan Garmon on why we do what we do!

Nope. These aren't the men in drag. These are the filmmakers behind "Getting Back to Abnormal," and they are ready for Mardi Gras. But they did have an interesting experience with men in drag. Read about it in the Friday blog series "Our Gang" about colleagues outside of our…

06/25/2015

Enjoy this classic clip from PEOPLE LIKE US: SOCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA. Don't you need a gnome in your life? Watch the whole thing at http://watch.cnam.com

06/10/2015
Buckwheat Zydeco

The latest from Buckwheat Zydeco Buckwheat's World!

Louisiana favorites Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars (OFFICIAL) and Eric Adcock describe the onstage magic that defines a Buckwheat Zydeco performance. See more Buckwheat Zydeco videos at Buckwheat's World http://bit.ly/bzworld

05/04/2015
Buckwheat Zydeco

Something old, someting new...

Bummed that New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is over? Here's a lagniappe from our Buckwheat's World YouTube channel! Check out this mash-up of us performing WALKIN' TO NEW ORLEANS live at Dockside Studio, mixed with rare vintage 30-year-old scenes of New Orleans street parades from the award winning film "Yeah You Rite!" See many more Buckwheat Zydeco videos at Buckwheat's World http://bit.ly/bzworld

04/29/2015
Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco

Buck and the guys in the control room, digging what they hear! You're gonna want to see the whole thing. Watch the whole episode and discover many more videos at Buckwheat's World http://bit.ly/bzworld

04/07/2015
Buckwheat Zydeco

Where's the cat? Find out at bit.ly/farmerbuck

The sheep need feeding and the pasture needs cutting. Good thing Jacqueline the cat is there to help. This week's new video on BUCKWHEAT'S WORLD. http://bit.ly/1yTtv5H

03/31/2015
Buckwheat Zydeco

Another tasty treat from BUCKWHEAT'S WORLD!

A nice bubbling cauldron of spicy beef tripe, cooked by Buck's legendary guitarist, Lil' Buck Sinegal! Please SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/bwsubs

03/10/2015
Buckwheat Zydeco:"On The Road" - Buckwheat's World #15

Another Tuesday, another communiqué from BUCKWHEAT'S WORLD! This week it's a goofy behind-the-scenes hangout with the band, plus a hot update of Clifton Chenier's classic "Hot Tamale Baby." Et toi! Please remember to subscribe.

Just like family - the Buckwheat Zydeco band goofing on their day off from last summer's tour! ►Subscribe to get all the latest updates! http://bit.ly/bwsubs...

It's Mardi Gras, folks, and the perfect time to launch our latest venture on YouTube -- a new channel devoted to the lif...
02/17/2015
Buckwheat's World

It's Mardi Gras, folks, and the perfect time to launch our latest venture on YouTube -- a new channel devoted to the life and music of the immortal Stanley Dural Jr, better known as Buckwheat Zydeco. C'mon down and check out the infectious mix of new clips, classic performances, and real down-home Louisiana livin'! Please do us a favor and SUBSCRIBE so YouTube knows just how hot zydeco music can be!

Welcome, citizens of Buckwheat’s World – and Ei Toi to the legions of Buckwheat Zydeco fans around the globe! "Buckwheat's World" is a fresh new way to showc...

Address

59 Prospect Place, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY
11217

Telephone

(718) 789-2029

Website

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The Center for New American Media (CNAM) posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to The Center for New American Media (CNAM):

Videos

The CNAM Story

Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, twice winners of both the Peabody Award and the duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, have over the past forty years produced many critically praised documentaries for the Center for New American Media, often collaborating with filmmakers Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler.

Their work is characterized by a skillful mixing of serious topics with humor and rich storytelling, and several of their films continue to resonate with audiences around the world: the acclaimed People Like Us: Social Class in America, the first American documentary explicitly about the American class system; Vote for Me — Politics in America, a four-hour examination of politics, politicians and voters; and American Tongues, a celebratory and provocative look at America via the way Americans speak; the film was the very first presentation on the PBS flagship documentary series P.O.V. in 1988.

Check us out on: Our official website: http://www.cnam.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/cnam2000 Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/cnam IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0093815/?ref_=tt_dt_co

Nearby media companies


Other Broadcasting & media production in Brooklyn

Show All