Our roots are in documentary story-telling; exploring issues and ideas through a narrative that enlightens and enriches the viewing experience. Writing, story structure, and interviewing skills are JYM’s hallmark. The Peabody Award-winning “The Castro”, part of KQED’s Hidden Neighborhoods of San Francisco series, and the Emmy-nominated “With Eyes Open”, introduced by Bill Moyers, are just two of the projects we’re proud to have been a part of.
This award-winning 90-minute documentary tells the dramatic story of how a quiet corner of San Francisco became the cornerstone of a movement-an international symbol of gay liberation. Using rare archival film and fresh contemporary footage, the story of the Castro’s transformation is told here for the first time on television.
Hosted by veteran PBS journalist, Ray Suarez and introduced by Bill Moyers, these programs invite viewers to look at the end of life With Eyes Open, and by doing so make their lives more meaningful. With Eyes Open is part of the Bay Window series, produced by KQED in San Francisco.