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139X (Newsreel #20)
San Francisco Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
25 min., BW, US
The film details the efforts of Berkeley students to develop support for a mass sit-in and a building take-over after the State Regents refused to allow Elridge Cleaver to teach Political Science 139X...

38 Families (Newsreel #?)
San Francisco Newsreel
25 min., BW, US

79 Spring Times of Ho Chi Minh
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC
1969, 25 min., Color, Cuba
This impressionist biography on the leader of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam skillfully interweaves still photos, newsreel footage, and Ho Chi Minh's poetry. Depicting a life that spanned three re...

Acting Our Age
Gurinder Chadha
1992, 30 min., Color, UK
This humorous and thought-provoking film documents the residents of a South Asian home for the elderly in Britain. Director Gurinder Chadha assists the residents in directing their own video. The resu...

aletheia
Tran T. Kim-Trang
1992, 16 min., Color, US
An introduction to Kim-Trang's video series on metaphorical and physical blindness, ALETHEIA explores the interconnected issues of cosmetic surgical alteration of the eyelids, technology, language, ra...

alexia
Tran T. Kim-Trang
2002, 10 min., Color, US
Alexia is an experimental video about word blindness and metaphor. Word-blindness is a condition that usually afflicts people who have suffered a stroke, causing them to lose the visual recognition of...

All the Love
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1987, 30 min., Color, El Salvador
Young, war-wounded Salvadoran guerrillas rehabilitate in Cuba. Their stories, hopes and prospects for the future are recounted with startling clarity and acceptance. Made in El Salvador by Sistema ...

amaurosis
Tran T. Kim-Trang
2002, 28 min., Color, US
Amaurosis is an experimental documentary about Nguyen Duc Dat, a blind, American Asian guitarist living in Little Saigon, California. Dat was a 'triple outcast': blind, Amerasian and an impoverished o...

America a.k.a. Amerika (Newsreel #?)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 30 min., BW, US
Against the background of the escalation of the war in Vietnam, AMERICA documents the development of the anti-war movement on the home front. Conversations with Vietnam veterans, young teenagers, and ...

Americano
Carlos Ferrand
Producer: Sylvain L'Esperance
2007, 110 min., Color, Canada
"I’m on my way to reconnect with long lost friends, 'mi familia Americana'. I need them to help me take the pulse of the Americas." Carlos Ferrand AMERICANO is a personal journey through the back a...

Angels of the Earth, The
Patricio Luna
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2001, 40 min., Color, Bolivia
In his first trip to the city, Sinchi faces deceit, violence and rejection from strangers and from his long lost brother, Antonio. This short drama is a cautionary tale about the dangers of city life ...

Animal Appetites
Michael Cho
1991, 18 min., Color, US
Michael Cho's biting critique on popular cultural stereotypes centers on the case of two Cambodian immigrants tried in California on charges of slaughtering their pet dog for food. Contrasting animal ...

Anomaly: A Documentary Film about Multiracial Identity
Jessica Chen Drammeh
Producer: Jessica Chen Drammeh & Sharon K. Smith
2013, 47 min., Color, US
ANOMALY is an award-winning documentary film that provides a thought-provoking look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with the larger drama of mixed race in American culture. Th...

April Film, The, a.k.a. Chicago, April 27th (Newsreel #13)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
25 min., BW, US
The Chicago police force, getting in shape for the violence of August, tests its cubs and mace against unsuspecting anti-war marchers. Made by Chicago Newsreel....

Army a.k.a. Army Film (Newsreel #36)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 18 min., BW, US
Shot in 1969, this film documents the building anger of draftees in the U.S.military, and the growth of the anti-war movement within the military. Soldiers are interviewed and seen as they face bruta...

Art for Social Change
Mary Wells
2007, 33 min., Color, Jamaica
Jamaican filmmaker Mary Wells made ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, a perceptive half-hour film, in response to the launch of Frances-Anne Solomon’s heart-wrenching movie A Winter Tale when it opened in cinemas...

Between the Cup and the Election
Monique Mbeka Phoba & Guy Kabeya Muya
2008, 56 min., Color/BW, DRC/Belgium
Inspired by the 2006 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formery Zaire, a group of film students sets out to make a film. With the help of veteran filmmakers Monique Mbeka Phoba and Guy...

Beyond Good and Evil
Chyng Sun & Miguel Picker
Producer: Chyng Sun & Miguel Picker
2003, 37 min., Color, US
We are taught from an early age that ”good triumphs over evil.” This video examines in detail how this rhetoric, in both the entertainment and the news media, perpetuates the negative impact of media ...

black enuf*
Carrie Hawks
2016, 23 min., Color, US
A queer oddball seeks approval from Black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials and a family that ‘talks white’. Carrie Hawks' quest for a Black Card (undeniable acceptance of my racial ...

Black Panther a.k.a. Off the Pig (Newsreel #19)
San Francisco Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 15 min., BW, US
A compelling document of the Black Panther Party leadership in 1967. This film contains a prison interview with Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton as well as an interview with Minister of Information ...

Bobby Seale a.k.a. Interview with Bobby Seale (Newsreel #44)
San Francisco Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 15 min., BW, US
At the time of this moving prison interview, Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale had faced a series of charges of conspiracy in connection with his involvement in the Black Liberation and Anti-wa...

Boston Draft Resistance Group a.k.a. BDRG (Newsreel #7)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 18 min., BW, US
A profile of a grassroots anti-war group in Boston, this short film documents some of the tactics and activities used by draft resistance groups across the country during the Vietnam War. Using the l...

Break and Enter a.k.a. Squatters (Newsreel #62)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1971, 42 min., BW, US
This film captures the militant antecedents to today's housing reclamation movement in New York City. In 1970, several hundred Puerto Rican and Dominican families reclaimed housing left vacant by the ...

The Case Against Lincoln Center (Newsreel #17)
Newsreel
Producer: NEWSREEL
1968, 12 min., BW, US
More than 20,000 Latino families were displaced to make way for Lincoln Center, home to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Symphony. This film examines the patrons of art" complex (corporation...

Chicago (Newsreel #12)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
15 min., BW, US
As leaders of the Movement met in the relative calm of a Chicago suburb in March to plan the strategy for the summer, the empty streets of the city are waiting, and ominous. An inside look at some of ...

Chicago Convention Challenge (Newsreel #17)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 17 min., BW, US
Using footage taken in the midst of demonstrations during the Democratic National Convention of 1968, this film conveys the immediacy of anti-war organizing in meeting rooms, at rallies and in the str...

Childcare: People's Liberation (Newsreel #56)
Newsreel
1970, 20 min., BW, US
The film shows how community run childcare centers are a step toward liberation, by giving parents and children a chance to develop relationships with their peers and new relationships with each other...

The Cinematic Jazz of Julie Dash
Yvonne Welbon
1992, 26 min., Color, US
This is an in-depth interview with filmmaker Julie Dash, whose first feature film, DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, has become a critical and word-of-mouth sensation since its release in the Winter of 1992. Her...

Columbia Revolt (Newsreel #14)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 50 min., BW, US
In April 1968, black and white students rebelled against the university administration, occupying five buildings, including the president's office in one of the first campus revolts of the Civil Right...

Community Control (Newsreel #24)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 38 min., BW, US
This film documents one of the most important struggles for education in the sixties. In 1968, under intensive community pressure from Black and Latino communities, the State of New York chose three N...

Conquering Fear a.k.a. Overcoming Fear
María Morales
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2004, 55 min., Color, Bolivia
When an impoverished Aymara family migrates from the highlands to seek a better life elsewhere, the husband abandons his wife, Manuela, and their children. Manuela moves on with her life, becoming the...

The Couple in the Cage
Coco Fusco & Paula Heredia
1993, 30 min., Color, US
Over the last five hundred years, non-western human beings have been exhibited in the taverns, theaters, gardens, museums, zoos, circuses and world's fairs of Europe, and the circuses and freak shows ...

Cry of the Forest, The
Alejandro Noza, Nicolás Ipamo, Iván Sanjinés
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2008, 94 min., Color, Bolivia
Bolivia’s first indigenous feature film, THE CRY OF THE FOREST is based on true events that led to the indigenous demonstrations of 1990 and 1996, two events that changed the political history of Boli...

Devotion
Barbara Hammer
2000, 85 min., Color, Japan/US
DEVOTION investigates the extremely complex and hierarchical relationships among a loyal group of filmmakers who dedicated up to 30 years making films for one man--Ogawa Shinsuke. These heartbreaking ...

A Dream Is What You Wake Up From
Larry Bullard & Carolyn Y. Johnson
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1978, 50 min., Color, US
Originally released in 1978, A DREAM IS WHAT YOU WAKE UP FROM explores the role of Black families in American society. The everyday lives of three Black families with different approaches to their str...

Dusting Off Our History
Alfredo Copa
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
1999, 27 min., Color, Bolivia
Leaders of three different Ayllus, or indigenous communities, meet to celebrate their common traditions, their love for music and sports, and to reflect on the rapid changes in agriculture, education,...

The Earth Belongs to the People (Newsreel #57)
Newsreel
Producer: Boston Newsreel
1971, 17 min., BW, US
An analysis of the ecological crisis, this film dispells the myths that big business and big government had been telling the people about the global ecological crisis. Is there really over-population ...

Edouard Glissant: One World in Relation
Manthia Diawara
2010, 50 min., Color, US
In 2009, filmmaker Manthia Diawara, along with his camera, documented his conversations with Martinican philosopher, writer, and poet Édouard Glissant aboard the Queen Mary II on their transatlantic j...

ekleipsis
Tran T. Kim-Trang
1998, 23 min., Color, US
"I came across a New York Times article about a group of hysterically blind Cambodian women in Long Beach, California, the largest group of such people known in the world. Hysterical blindness is sigh...

Encounter at the Intergalactic Café
Thomas Allen Harris
1996, 17 min., Color, US
A videotape of a live performance--a mythopoetic rendering of the original encounters between African, Indigenous and European peoples in the present day "border regions". Saint, comic, demon, deity, ...

Epilogue: The Palpable Invisibility of Life
Tran T. Kim-Trang
2006, Color, US
How can we make visible the invisible? How can we "see" our lost loved ones? In EPILOGUE, Vietnamese-American filmmaker Tran T. Kim Trang looks for answers to these questions in the audio recordings ...

Fade to Black
Tony Cokes & Donald Trammel
1991, 33 min., Color, US
This videotape is a meditation on contemporary race relations. In voiceover, two Black men describe events that typically go unnoticed or discounted by the white mainstream. They examine gestures, hes...

Felix Revolts a.k.a. Felix the Cat (Newsreel #?)
Newsreel
7 min., BW, US
Felix the Cat goes on strike!...

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...

For a Better Life
CEFREC/CAIB
Producer: CEFREC CAIB
2008, 55 min., Color, Bolivia
With exclusive footage, this film documents the drafting of the 2009 Bolivian constitution, and the long history of indigenous activism that led to this revolutionary movement for ethnic and linguisti...

Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution
Bruce Paddington
Producer: Bruce Paddington & Luke Paddington
2013, 113 min., Color, Trinidad & Tobago
The invasion of Grenada by US forces in 1983 echoed around the world and put an end to a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. What were the circumstances that led to this extraordinary chain of ev...

From Asia With Love
Sari Dalena
2002, 12 min., Color, US
A critical look at the proliferation of the mail-order bride industry in Asia and its representations of Asian women in the West....

From Spikes to Spindles
Christine Choy
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1976, 46 min., Color, US
This raw, gutsy portrait of New York's Chinatown captures the early days of an emerging consciousness in the community. We see a Chinatown rarely depicted, a vibrant community whose young and old join...

Garbage a.k.a. Garbage Demonstration (Newsreel #5)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 10 min., BW, US
During a prolonged garbage collector's strike in New York City, a group of youths from the Lower East Side of Manhattan decide to use the situation to make a political statement. They collect garbage...

Haight, The (Newsreel #21)
San Francisco Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
6 min., BW, US
The San Francisco Haight community fights in the streets to defend their culture against brutal police oppression. Made by San Francisco Newsreel....

Herman B. Ferguson, Candidate for U.S. Senate (Newsreel #15)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
12 min., BW, US
A film about Herman Ferguson, a candidate for the U.S. Senate on the Freedom and Peace ticket in the 1968 election....

Herstory (Newsreel #61)
Newsreel
9 min., BW, US
Through the use of a cranky, songs, rhythm, music and narration, the San Francisco Women's Street Theatre gives a short history of women's struggles from prehistory to the early 1970s....

High School Rising (Newsreel #38)
San Francisco Newsreel
15 min., BW, US
An analysis of how the schools by using the tracking system, exploit and oppress people in terms of class origins and how students can begin to organize....

Hito Hata: Raise the Banner
Duane Kubo & Robert Nakamura
Producer: Visual Communications
1980, 90 min., Color, US
This poignant drama chronicles the contributions and hardships of Japanese Americans from the turn of the century to the late seventies. This history is told by Oda, a feisty Issei--one of the elderly...

I.S. 201 and Report from Newark (Newsreel #10)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
7 min., BW, US
Nine months after the riot. Malcolm X Memorial Services held at I.S. 201 in New York, March 1968, and scenes from Newark, March 1968....

Illusions
Julie Dash
1983, 34 min., BW, US
Set in a fictitious Hollywood studio in 1942, this elegant drama contrasts society's views of Black women with their self-perceptions. An ambitious movie executive, Mignon Dupree is perceived by her ...

The Imagined, the Longed-for, the Conquered and the Sublime
Roddy Bogawa
1994, 8 min., Color, US
The video is a collection of 'pure images' of landscape, redeeming these images for what they are. Taken, but unaltered, in the order they appear, from the films Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Hamburger ...

Imperialism U.S.A. (1776-1969) (Newsreel #?)
San Francisco Newsrel
Producer: Newsreel
50 min., BW, US
What the history books won't tell you... Analysis and highlights of the rapid and ruthless military and economic expansion of the United States. Who benefited and who suffered. Made by San Francisco N...

In the Name of our Coca Leaves a.k.a. In the Name of our Coca
Humberto Claros & Albino Pinto
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2004, 45 min., Color, Bolivia
In the midst of the historical conflict between indigenous coca growers in Chapare and the Bolivian military, Joselo Coca must chose between his military career and his family’s survival. TWN is p...

Indigenous Peoples: This Is How We Think
CEFREC/CAIB
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2012, 12 min., Color, Bolivia
An excellent introduction to the work of the CEFREC/CAIB collective, this short documentary includes interviews with members of the film collective and clips of their fiction films and television show...

Inside Out in the Open
Alan Roth
2001, 60 min., Color, US
INSIDE OUT IN THE OPEN focuses on the revolutionary, avant-garde developments in Jazz that evolved in the early 1960's, expanding the boundaries in rhythm, sound, harmonics, and collective improvisati...

Internal Exile: New Chilean Video
1990, 70 min., Color, Chile
An anthology of short videos mixing documentary, video art, and animation: ON THE ROAD explores erotic fantasy and its relationship to personal ; FANTASY CARRIERS uses animation to address the commodi...

Introduction to the End of an Argument
Elia Suleiman & Jayce Salloum
1990, 45 min., Color
Using clips from feature films, cartoons and network tv, this unique video provides a rare critique of the portrayal of Arabs in Western media. Collaborating images of Valentino, Barbara Eden, Golda ...

Is It Sweet? Tales of an African Superstar in New York
Jesse W Shipley
Color, US
Reggie Rockstone is a celebrity rap musician in Accra, Ghana, where he inspired a young generation of musicians and continues to draw huge crowds. But when he comes to New York to play for the Ghanaia...

Janie's Janie (Newsreel)
Newsreel, Geri Ashur, Peter Barton, Marilyn Mulford & Stephanie Palewski
Producer: Newsreel
1971, 25 min., BW, US
Produced by The Newsreel collective, JANIE'S JANIE is an extraordinary document of the early 1970's women's movement. In this personal documentary, Jane Giese, a working class woman in Newark, comes t...

Jeannette Rankin Brigade (Newsreel #4)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 8 min., BW, US
In January 1968, 10,000 women led a peaceful, march on Washington in protest against the Vietnam War. This film documents the march and raises questions about the forms of protest engaged by women an...

Know Your Enemy
Art Jones
1990, 27 min., Color, US
Using the controversy surrounding the rap group Public Enemy, KNOW YOUR ENEMY critiques the mass media's bias against rap music and culture. Interviews combined with performance footage, and archival ...

Knowledge Reigns Supreme
Art Jones
1991, 8 min., Color, US
Using the words and music of rapper KRS-1, this video short questions the current wave of multiculturalism in the educational system. It interrogates the myths of societal homogeneity, and assumed cul...

kore
Tran T. Kim-Trang
1994, 17 min., Color, US
The third installment in the series opens with two women who are blindfolded and making love. This visually lush and erotic exploration of blindness investigates questions of desire and power, empowe...

Letter from Morazan: The Commander Gonzalo Military Campaign
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
1982, 50 min., Color, El Salvador
This unusual documentary is an unsentimental portrait of the rebel military campaign in July-August 1982 that led to FMLN dominance of the war in El Salvador. Often humorous, with a haunting, leisurly...

Lincoln Hospital (Newsreel #35)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1970, 11 min., BW, US
When a city-run health clinic in the South Bronx fails to meet the needs of the city, local residents and health workers force a strike and then run the clinic themselves....

Locations of the M/othership: Black Women as Fugitive Archetype of Resistance
Jamika Ajalon
2009, 20 min., Color/BW, UK/US
A live audio/visual installation using images of subversive and legendary Black women and excerpts from sci-fi films and TV series. Ajalon explores the intersection of Black women’s representations an...

Loving Each Other in the Shadows
Marcelina Cárdenas
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2001, 47 min., Color, Bolivia
Rosita, from a privileged background, and Juancito, from a poor family, fall in love during Carnival time, a time for everyone in their community, rich and poor, to get together, dance and drink the t...

Make It Real (Newsreel #?)
Newsreel
8 min., BW, US

Make-Out (Newsreel #49)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1970, 5 min., BW, US
As a young couple make out in a car, we hear the woman's stream of consciousness thoughts. She worries about her reputation and whether he'll try to "go all the way." This film is best used with dis...

Mark of a Man (Newsreel #28)
San Francisco Newsreel
20 min., BW, US
An anti-recruting film. How Army trains its men to fight against the people of Vietnam. Recent American veterans of the Vietnamese war describe their experiences. Made by San Francisco Newsreel....

May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29)
San Francisco Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 15 min., BW, US
This film documents a rally in San Francisco sponsored by the Black Panther Party. Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and other speakers addressed thousands of protesters demanding more rights for Africa...

Meat-Cooperative a.k.a 6th Street Meat Club, A (Newsreel #11)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
10 min., BW, US
Formed on the Lower East Side of New York to side step high prices, poor quality, and weight cheating of local supermarkets....

Media Assassin
Art Jones
1989, 17 min., Color, US
A politically charged analysis of hip-hop culture that challenges the media portrayal of hip-hop as violent and noisy, rather than as a statement of identity and empowerment....

Medical Committee for Human Rights (Newsreel #40)
Newsreel
BW, US
The film shows the medical committees role during the long strike at San Francisco State College and the need for tactical knowledge of first aid as the student movement intensified....

Miami Model
FTAA IMC Video Working Group
Producer: FTAA IMC Video Working Group
2004, 91 min., Color, US
In November, 2003, trade ministers from 34 countries met in Miami, Florida to negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The FTAA threatens to devastate workers, the environment, and public...

Mill-In a.k.a. The Christmas Mill-In (Newsreel #6)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 12 min., BW, US
In order to raise the consciousness of New Yorkers, anti-war demonstrators took to the streets on fashionable Fifth Avenue on Christmas eve. To the dismay of the shoppers, their action snarled traffi...

The Momentary Enemy
Angel Velasco Shaw
Producer: Maria Christina Villaseñor
2008, 25 min., Color/BW, US/The Philippines
The Momentary Enemy takes a critical comparative look into the way mass media has represented the Philippine-American War, Vietnam and Iraq Wars since the turn of the century to present day. The video...

Mouth Harp in Minor Key: Hamid Naficy In/On Exile
Maryam Sepehri
Producer: Maryam Sepehri
2017, 61 min., Color, US/Iran
For Iranian scholar Hamid Naficy, exile is like an elevator that runs between “two cultural poles, two memories, two lives.” Naficy belongs to the Iranian generation that lived through the modernizati...

The Multiplicity of Us
New York Women in Film and Television
Producer: New York Women in Film and TV
2015, 15 min., Color, US
​On June 2015, 24 women of immigrant and first generation backgrounds of all ages came together for an intense one day video production workshop. ​Together, they produced a series of three short video...

My Country Occupied (Newsreel #151)
Tami Gold & Heather Archibald
Producer: Newsreel
1971, 30 min., BW, US/Guatemala
In this moving film, the personal testimonies of Guatemalan Indians, peasants, and guerrillas are dramatized to provide the narration for a powerful overview of the history of U.S. destabilization of ...

Nailed
Angel Velasco Shaw
1992, 50 min., Color
A Filipina's exploration of the Catholic Church and 400 years of colonialism in the Pacific region is woven in a montage of images, sounds, stories and performances. Inspired by Lucy Reyes, a woman wh...

Nas: Time Is Illmatic
One9 & Erik Parker
Producer: One9 & Erik Parker
2014, 74 min., Color, US
Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, N...

Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Senghor
Manthia Diawara
2015, 59 min., Color, USA/France/Germany/Portugal
This imagined dialogue between Léopold Sédar Senghor, one of the founding fathers of Negritude, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka was reconstructed almost entirely from archival materials. It probes the...

No Game (Newsreel #2)
Marvin Fishman and Masanori Oe
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 17 min., BW, US
In October, 1967, 100,000 people marched on Washington to demand an end to the Vietnam War. Marvin Fishman and Masanori Oe with help from Jonathan Chernoble documented the event and later gave the f...

Not Channel Zero Goes to War
Black Planet Productions
Producer: Not Channel Zero
1992, 30 min., Color, US
An examination of the Persian Gulf anti-war movement and its scant coverage in the mainstream media. NCZ went out in the streets and documented the response from activists, demonstrators, journalists ...

ocularis: eye surrogates
Tran T. Kim-Trang
1997, 21 min., Color, US
The latest tape in Kim-Trang's eight tape series on metaphorical and physical blindness Ocularis: Eye Surrogates addressing issues of surveillance and technology that allow us to see what we normally ...

Only the Beginning (Newsreel #59)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1971, 20 min., BW, US
In April 1971, thousands of G.I.'s came to Washington, D.C., to protest the Vietnam War. They stood in front of the U.S. Capitol and threw away their medals. Told from the veterans' point of view, t...

operculum
Tran T. Kim-Trang
1993, 14 min., Color, US
A visit with seven cosmetic surgeons specializing in eylid alteration, this piece juxtaposes text with consultation footage. OPERCULUM is revelatory of both the medicalization of race and the authorit...

Ori
Raquel Gerber
1989, 90 min., Color, Brazil
This documentary provides an overview of the Black Movement in Brazil during the 70s and 80s and tells the story of Beatriz Nascimento, an activist and historian searching for her African heritage. Be...

Our Word: The Story of San Francisco de Moxos
Julia Mosúa
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
1999, 22 min., Color, Bolivia
In this docudrama, elders of the San Francisco de Moxos community tell the story of the courageous pioneers who founded their village in the Bolivian Amazons and the indigenous “cabildo”, or neighborh...

Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa!
Seyi Adebanjo
2015, 30 min., Color, US/Nigeria
In this documentary, Queer Gender-Non-Conforming Nigerian media artist Seyi Adebanjo tells a tale not often heard about gender and indigenous Yorùbá spirituality. ỌYA follows Seyi's journey to Nigeria...

People's Firehouse #1
Paul Schneider
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1979, 25 min., BW, US
"We're making our point to the whole United States: you can fight the system; and win!" The Polish Americans of Northside, Brooklyn realized their community was under attack by the city bureaucracy: s...

People's Park (Newsreel #33)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 25 min., BW, US
In the late 1960s the University of California at Berkeley began buying up and destroying a nearby area populated by hippies, the poor, and other members of the "counter culture". In retaliation, the ...

People's War (Newsreel #43)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 40 min., BW, US
This newly restored film records the mobilization and participation of the Vietnamese people in their country's fight against colonialism and foreign military aggression. Moving beyond the perception...

Pig Power (Newsreel #23)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
6 min., BW, US
As students take to the streets in New York and Berkeley, the state violence that follows illustrates Chicago Mayor Daley's thesis that the police are there "to preserve disorder"....

El Pueblo se Levanta (Newsreel #63)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1971, 42 min., BW, US
In the late '60s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the US reached the boiling point. Faced with racial discrimination, deficient community services, and poor education and job opportunities, Puerto Ric...

R.O.T.C. (Newsreel #34)
Newsreel
20 min., BW, US
An anti-ROTC film with data demonstrating university complicity with the military, what that military is used for and why the supposedly neutral universities want to keep ROTC on campus....

Race Against Prime Time
David Shulman
1985, 60 min., Color, US
An award winning documentary about TV news and racial conflict in Miami. In 1980, Arthur McDuffie, an African American community worker was brutally kicked, beaten and clubbed to death by Miami po...

Re:Orientations
Richard Fung
2016, 68 min., Color, Canada
A fascinating look into the lives and thoughts of seven Queer Pan-Asian Canadians as they look back on ORIENTATIONS, a 1984 documentary in which they featured. How have they changed? And how has the w...

Repatriation
Dong-won Kim
Producer: PURN Productions
2003, 149 min., Color, South Korea
In the spring of 1992 documentary filmmaker Dong-won Kim met Cho Chang-son and Kim Seak-hyoung, two North Koreans arrested by South Korean authorities years before. Convicted of spying for the North, ...

Resist - With Noam Chomsky a.k.a. Chomsky-Resist (Newsreel #1)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968, 12 min., BW, US
This short film offers a rare look at Noam Chomsky in the late 1960s as he speaks candidly about the war in Vietnam and articulates critiques that have an eerie resonance in the present day. Includ...

Resist-Resistance a.k.a. Resist and the New England Resistance (Newsreel #8)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
10 min., BW, US
This film gives a general outline of the kinds of work being done in The Boston-Cambridge area by National Resist and the New England Resistance....

Revolution Until Victory a.k.a. We Are the Palestinian People (Newrseel #65)
San Francisco Newsreel
45 min., BW, US
Filmed in Palestine by Newsreel, REVOLUTION UNTIL VICTORY shows the refugee camps of the Middle East, the rise of the Palestinian Liberation Movement and Israel's relation ship to the Western imperial...

Rights, Camera, Action!
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Museum of the Moving Image and Third World Newsreel
2018, 21 min., Color, US
These 3 videos resulted from a two day workshop for Immigrant Women Activists in video production this July 2018, led by Emerald Isle Immigration Center with Third World Newsreel and the Museum of the...

Riot-Control Weapons (Newsreel #9)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
6 min., BW, US
A visual presentation of some of the weapons that the police were using in uprisings around the country in the late 60s....

Rouch in Reverse
Manthia Diawara
1995, 52 min., US/UK
Malian filmmaker and scholar Manthia Diawara critiques visual anthropology through the work of Jean Rouch....

Ruins
Jesse Lerner
1999, 78 min., BW, US
Ancient Maya and Aztec objects have been shown in circuses, art galleries, World's Fairs and natural history museums. This experimental documentary suggests how diplomacy and Pan-Americanism recast a...

San Francisco State: On Strike a.k.a. On Strike (Newsreel #26)
San Francisco Newsreel
1969, 25 min., BW, US
A documentary of the now famous San Francisco State strike of 1968-69. This film shows the role the tracking system played in determining the quality of education provided to children of working-clas...

Sapphire and the Slave Girl
Leah Gilliam
1995, 17 min., BW, US
This film is loosely based on the 1950's British detective film SAPPHIRE, in which two Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a young woman who is passing for white. Referencing everyone f...

Scenes from An Endless War (2001-2002)
Norman Cowie
2002, 32 min., Color, US
An experimental video on militarism, globalization, and the "war against terrorism." Part meditation, part commentary, Scenes employs recontextualized commercial images, rewritten news crawls, and ori...

Sembene: the Making of African Cinema
Manthia Diawara & Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
1994, 60 min., Color, UK
This rich documentary follows the legendary Senagalese filmmaker Sembene Ousmane from the Pan African Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso back to the streets of Dakar and his Galle Ceddo home a...

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (Newsreel #48)
Newsreel
1969, 17 min., BW, US
This film documents a play given at the March 28th, 1969 abortion rally by some very angry women. A beauty contestant is primed by her mother, her teacher, her boyfriend, an ad man, and a capitalist f...

Los Siete de la Raza (Newsreel #39)
San Francisco Newsreel
30 min., BW, US
A film about the oppression of the Latino community, living in the Mission district of San Francisco. It deals specifically with the case of the seven brothers (Los Siete) who have been accused, tried...

Sirionó
CEFREC/CAIB
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2010, 56 min., Color, Bolivia
In the years leading to the historic 1990 March for Indigenous Land and Dignity, the Sirionó community of Ibiato resists the imposition of a Eurocentric educational system that devalues their way of l...

Stand By Your Man
Chuleenan Svetvilas
1992, 3 min., Color
This satirical music video uses a disturbingly direct montage of footage from Hollywood films to critique the one dimensional imagery that American movies provide of Asian women as either sexual playt...

Su-Casa Senior Media Production Workshop Films: 2020 Films
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2020, 24 min., Color, US
From April to June, 2020, a dozen senior filmmakers learned about film theory, film scripting, and were taught to film and edit on their smart phones. Originally planned as an in-person workshop to be...

Summer '68 (Newsreel #505)
Norman Fruchter & John Douglas
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 60 min., BW, US
This documentary provides an in-depth examination of protest activities surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It documents draft resistance, the growth of G.I. coffee houses, the...

The Terror and the Time
The Victor Jara Collective
Producer: The Victor Jara Collective
1978, 75 min., BW, Guyana
The terror is British colonialism in Guyana; the time is 1953, the year of the first elections under a provisional democratic constitution. Stylized scenes photographed throughout Georgetown accompany...

This is Not Beirut/ There Was and There Was Not
Jayce Salloum
1994, 49 min., Color, Canada/China
A personal essay on the popular misrepresentation of Lebanon and Beirut which documents the filmmakers own experiences while working in Lebanon. Working with its own conceptual baggage, the video sit...

The Throwaways
Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley
Producer: Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley, Executive Producer: Sam Pollard
2014, 62 min., Color, US
THE THROWAWAYS is a personal exploration of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community told through the eyes of formerly incarcerated activist Ira McKinle...

A Time of Daring (Tiempo de audacia)
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1983, 40 min., Color, El Salvador
Constructed as a visual essay, with very little dialogue and no narration, this film juxtaposes scenes from both sides of the battle lines: U.S. advisors with government troops on one side and guerril...

To Light the Spirit
Reynaldo Yujra
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2002, 45 min., Color, Bolivia
In a collective production, an Aymara filmmaker follows the Kallawayas, healers and spiritual leaders of the Chari community of La Paz, to learn about the indigenous reality of the region. Traditional...

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela
Thomas Allen Harris
Producer: Thomas Allen Harris
2005, 73 min., Color, US
In the wake of his stepfather’s death, Thomas Allen Harris embarks on a journey of reconciliation with the man who raised him as a son but whom he could never call "father." As part of the first wave ...

Union a.k.a. Oil Strike a.k.a. Richmond Oil Strike (Newsreel #25)
San Francisco Newsreel
20 min., BW, US
January '69, oil workers in Northern California struck, and for the first time, students at San Francisco State and University of California were asked to join the union in the struggle. This action a...

United Front Against Racism (Newsreel #37)
Newsreel
20 min., BW, US
A report on the 3-day conference called by the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California, in July 1969. The film emphasizes the nature of developing Fascism in the U.S., covering Imperialism, Capital...

Up to the South (Talaeen a Junuub)
Jayce Salloum & Walid Ra'ad
1993, 60 min., Color, Canada/Lebanon
An oblique, albeit powerful experimental documentary which examines the politics and economics of South Lebanon against the backdrop of the Israeli occupation. This video focuses on the social, intell...

Venceremos Brigade (Newsreel #?)
Newsreel
20 min., BW, US
A film shot in Cuba in 1970-1971 about two brigades of 500 Americans that went to Cuba in order to show support by breaking the blockade and to help with the sugar harvest of ten million tons. This is...

Will Be Televised
Shu Lea Cheang
1991, 300 min., Color
As video camcorders become more widely distributed in Asia, video makers have become active protagonists in the social and political changes taking place in the region. This series of tapes from five ...

Wilmington (Newsreel #30)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1970, 15 min., BW, US
This documentary is about a "company town." The DuPont family controls the state of Delaware as if it were a private kingdom through the giant DuPont Corporation. Their normal image as benevolent, p...

The Woman's Film (Newsreel #55)
Newsreel
Producer: Women's Caucus--San Francisco Newsreel
1971, 40 min., BW, US
Produced collectively by women, this documentary is a valuable historical document of the origins of the modern women's movement in the United States. The film delves into the lives of ordinary women ...

Work in Progress
Luis Valdovino
1990, 14 min., Color, US
This thoughtfully crafted experimental documentary explores the effects of the 1986 Immigration Reform upon illegal immigrants that could not file for amnesty. The video uses a biting humor in a prov...

The Wreck of the New York Subways (Newsreel #47)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 15 min., BW, US
During the winter of 1969, the New York Transit Authority increased the public transportation fee fare from 20 cents to 30 cents--a 50% increase. Infuriated riders scrambled under turnstiles and throu...

Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution
Kathryn Ramey
2009, 33 min., Color, US/Nicaragua
This film explores a now-obscure American expansionist, William Walker, who through military force and coercion became president of Nicaragua in 1856. Walker was one of many expansionists who believed...

Zona Intertidal
El Taller de los Vagos Collective
Producer: El Taller de los Vagos Collective
1980, 14 min., Color, El Salvador
A fictional essay on the detainment, torture and assassination of Salvadoran teachers in 1979, shortly before the Salvadoran Civil War broke out. Produced independently in El Salvador, this film wa...


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