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  • Karabakh

    Karabakh

    Videomaker Esti Marpet enters Nagorno Karabakh in hopes of further understanding the conflict between ethnic Christian Armenians and mostly Muslim Azerbaijan which claims the land of Karabakh as its own. Marpet gives an overview of the conflict,  spends time with the Karabakh military fighting for liberation, visits the military clinic, and speaks with refugees. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Seville dancers]

    [The 90’s raw: Seville dancers]

    Raw footage for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. Footage of people dancing in traditional outfits in Sevilla [Seville], Spain. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: “Wild Man” Steve Brill]

    [The 90’s raw: “Wild Man” Steve Brill]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. In Central Park, New York City, “Wild Man” Steve Brill conducts tours pointing out edible plants and teaching about conservation. He lectures about ethics and safety issues in picking wild plants before leading his tour. He also explains his bureaucratic troubles continuing his tours, which continue till this day. In 1981, when he was leading tours in New York’s parks, he was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for picking plants. After that, he made a deal with the city and now he’s an official Park Department employee. His final advice: “Enjoy this planet, it’s yours to partake of, it’s yours to protect.” Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0629: West Bank

    Image Union, episode 0629: West Bank

    An episode of the independent film and video showcase, Image Union, featuring “West Bank: Whose Promised Land?” by Esti Galili Marpet. A documentary about struggle between Israelis and Arabs in the Israeli occupied West Bank, a strip of land that has been a longtime subject of violent dispute. Includes interviews with several Israeli soldiers and settlers, several Palestinians, and several peace activists. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s: Robert Demella]

    [The 90’s: Robert Demella]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Cab driver Robert Demella tells us a series of stories, zipping from one topic to another. The camera mostly focuses on Demella but there are some shots of the New York streets. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: 42nd street]

    [The 90’s raw: 42nd street]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s of 42nd Street in New York City. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Barber Shop]

    [The 90’s raw: Barber Shop]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. This tape features footage of the Broadway Barber Shop in New York City. As patrons get their hair cut, shop owner Mr. Kay engages in lively debates with his customers. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw : God’s Love We Deliver]

    [The 90’s raw : God’s Love We Deliver]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Videomaker Esti Marpet visits God’s Love We Deliver, a charity group that delivers meals to home-bound patients with AIDS and other debilitating diseases. Marpet spends most of the tape in the kitchen interviewing staff members about how the organization functions and about their connections to the cause. There is also a lengthy interview with a current client of the organization and one the co-founders, Ganga Stone, who talks about how she founded the organization. Continue reading