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Call to Media Action Series

...and Justice For Whom?
Faith Pennick
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 11 min., Color, US
Taking up themes of freedom, privacy and policy after the attacks on September 11th, this video looks at how legislation ostensibly geared towards domestic security will affect various communities in ...

Call to Media Action
Call To Media Action
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 140 min., Color, US
14 short videos made in the wake of the September 11th tragedy, focussing on communities of color who were mostly left out of the media coverage. From African American childrens' reactions to the even...

December 7/September 11
Ann Brandman & Paul Nishijima
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 15 min., US
A comparison of how the events and possible after effects of September 11th may mirror those of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A collection of interviews with Japanese-American veterans who witnessed the...

Flag TV
Susie Lee
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 10 min., Color, US
Can one, or many, comprehend a tragedy without either condoning it or committing to an uncritical call for retribution? This video interrogates the shifting meaning popular symbols have in competing s...

Forgotten Lessons
Nashid Fareed
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 11 min., Color, US
A dialogue between two unlikely historical interlocutors is set against a compelling collection of images that situate the horror of recent events within the context of foreign policy, popular mobiliz...

Homeland Insecurity
Third World Newsreel
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 6 min., Color, US
A recent string of hate crimes in the months following September 11th is set within the historical context of jingoism and nationalism in the United States....

Homeland Resistance: Words from the Peace Protesters
Nashid Fareed
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2003, 11 min., Color, US
Using a compelling array of montage and interviews, this short traces a series of protests from October 2002 through February 2003 to create a vision of resistance in solidarity in the months prior to...

In the Spirit of Peace
Al Santana
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 8 min., Color, US
After September 11th, religion becomes the vehicle for a community looking for commensurability in the midst of an environment that would rather seek quick answers to a larger problem....

Life or Liberty
Konrad Aderer
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 9 min., Color, US
The popular cries for increased security since September 11th have glossed over the potential impact that heightened surveillance and policing may have on basic civil liberties. This film highlights ...

Lockdowns Up
Ashley Hunt
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 8 min., Color, US
A frightening look at the potentials that privatized prisons see for their industry following the policy shifts after September 11th. A corporate conference call from one of the leading correctional ...

Outside Lookin' In
Karen Torres
2002, 15 min., Color, US
This highly stylized short presents the opinions of urban Latino youth about the World Trade Center tragedy. Filmmaker Karen Torres interviews teenagers on the streets of Washington Heights in New Yo...

Salt Peanuts
Alonzo Speight & Simin Farkondeh
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 6 min., Color, US
An ironic and engaging short on how worries of an impending economic downturn following the events of September 11th have caused corporations to cut their budgets. A Video blending documentary with n...

Self Defense
Mark Boulos
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2001, 8 min., Color, US
An interview with a veteran of the Mujahedeen from the Soviet war in Afghanistan provides a revealing look at the relationship between personal conviction and global politics. Originally from Maurita...

Take a Look: NYC Chinatown Post 9.11
Kevin Lee
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 4 min., Color, US
A closer look at one of the most historical neighborhoods near the World Trade Center finds a variety of personalities, viewpoints, and perspectives. Those who live and work in New York City's Chinat...

Terrorism: An American Reality
Cynthia Lockhart
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 12 min., Color, US
Cynicism and outrage animate this exploration of how American foreign policy has fueled resentment around the world....

Through My Eyes
Shawn Batey
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 10 min., Color, US
A group of NYC school children assembled in the weeks following September 11th express a wide range of emotions, thoughts and criticisms of the new world in which they now find themselves. A revealing...

Voice of the Faceless
Rita Michel
2002, 10 min., Color, US
An intimate look at the experience of September 11th for a group of young adults in Laurelton, Queens....

We, Too, Sing America: Racist Backlash in the Aftermath of September 11
Yun Jong Suh
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 12 min., Color, US
This short is a poignant and revealing document of the thoughts, hopes and fears of Muslim, Arab-American and South Asian children in the milieu of a country calling for war and unconditional complian...


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