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  • [The 90’s raw: McDonald’s]

    [The 90’s raw: McDonald’s]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Eddie Becker, an unidentified man, and a nutritionist stand outside McDonald’s interviewing people about their health concerns. Continue reading

  • [The 90s Election Specials raw: Mobile clinic, Left Business Observer]

    [The 90s Election Specials raw: Mobile clinic, Left Business Observer]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. Vdeomaker Laura Flanders visits a mobile health clinic for low income people in New York and speaks with a few representatives from the Left Business Observer, a newsletter on economics and politics. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: John Parker]

    [The 90’s raw: John Parker]

    Raw footage for the award-winning TV series “The 90’s.” In New Haven, Connecticut, ex-addict John Parker of the National AIDS Brigade illegally distributes clean needles to intravenous drug users to prevent the spread of AIDS. Parker is in thousands of dollars of debt, paying for the program entirely himself. He feels that his program empowers people to feel like they can make a difference in their own lives, which is the first step towards treatment. On the day when videomaker Skip Blumberg is shooting, Parker is also being interviewed by an ABC news crew. Blumberg’s shooting style contrasts greatly with that of the ABC crew, who prefer to set up artificial situations rather than shoot events as they unfold. After they leave the park where he is distributing the needles, they go to the “shooting gallery” where IV drug addicts inject themselves. We learn that the health department has cut off his support and Parker has competition from gay organizations. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #3]

    [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #3]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Maxi Cohen tours California’s Venice Beach, showing us some of its usual characters (mostly various street musicians). The first part of tape covers the Whole Life Expo, where she shoots some sales pitches for nutritional products, a man who takes pictures of a person’s aura, and other New Age-type products . Continue reading