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Building a Better Society

Filmmaker Joshua Dylan Mellars examines the San Francisco Bay Area’s widening economic divide in this PBS affiliate KRCB Channel 22 documentary production. More and more American wage earners cannot meet the demands of a rapidly increasing cost of living. While housing, food, fuel, education, and healthcare costs accelerate upwards, wages for many remain stagnant, diminishing, or non-existent. In Building a Better Society, KRCB looks at the people and organizations in Sonoma County who are attempting to mitigate these issues.  

Building a Better Society is available for online streaming on the KRCB North Bay Public Media website at The documentary made its television broadcast premiere in June, 2015.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Building a Better Society Joshua Dylan Mellars Sofia EnglundDirector Joshua Dylan Mellars and Producer Sofia Englund film an interview with labor organizer Luis Santoyo-Mejía.