California Is a Place is a new(ish) website serving up gorgoeus and truly brilliant video/photo documentaries that tell "stories about the Golden State." The pieces are short, but they're also rich, beautiful, and oh-so memorable.
All the work is outstanding, but our stand-out favorites so far are Big Vinnie (about a struggling used car dealer in Alameda, Calif.) and Scrapertown (about an astute inner-city bicycle club in Oakland, Calif.). But really, you can't go wrong. Take a few minutes and prepare to have your mind expanded.