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  • The New Klan: Heritage of Hate

    The New Klan: Heritage Of Hate is a 1978 PBS nation-wide documentary that has been newly restored for today’s audiences. No changes or edits were made, nothing has been added or removed since its first release.

    Eleanor Bingham and Leslie Shatz, the filmmakers of The New Klan gained unprecedented access to the Klan’s ceremonies, leaders, and members, including the KKK’s involvement in the murders of three “freedom fighters” in Alabama. The film exposes Grand Dragon David Duke’s early campaigns to legitimize white supremacy and normalize the racism of the Klan’s “Heritage of Hate.”

    The New Klan also features archival footage of Chicago’s Channel 7 live debate between Duke and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, which highlights Duke’s strange approach to twisting American history as a means to justify the Klan’s approach and beliefs of “separate but equal.”

    This documentary is a must see for anyone concerned about the state of racism and white nationalism in the U.S. today. “There are many parallels between The New Klan and the growing license to express intolerance in the current political climate,” said Bingham. “It allows us to look at our past to inform our future.” Continue reading

  • Thunder and Reins

    Thunder and Reins

    What does it take to be a Kentucky Derby winning jockey? From zero to 35 mph in a matter of seconds! Experience the strength, stamina, and courage it takes as each jockey guides you through wining the Kentucky Derby aboard a Thoroughbred racehorse full of heart. Seven world-class jockeys relive the most thrilling ride of their lives, describing how they use their entire bodies and the power of the reins to become champions in their finest hour. Seasoned racing writers Joe Drape and Billy Reed explain the complexities of a jockey’s job–the cunning and foresight that make Kentucky Derby jockeys some of the toughest, most competitive athletes in all of sports. Jockeys’ wives Rita Santos and Sheila Day share what it means to live with horse racing’s constant dangers and monumental successes. Trainers John Ward, Carl Nafzger, and John Sadler explain how they choose a jockey with the intelligence and skill needed to bring their Thoroughbred first under the wire at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Continue reading

  • The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon

    The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon

    A Super-8 film by Chuck Kleinhans and Liz Schillinger documenting and analyzing the spectacle of the 1980 Jerry Lewis telethon, an annual televised fundraiser to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in communities around Chicago and on television. Continue reading

  • [4th of July Ceremony in Chicago]

    [4th of July Ceremony in Chicago]

    Footage from Tom Palazzolo of a 4th of July festival in Chicago around the late 1980s/early 1990s. Continue reading

  • [Parade 2 of 2 – Skateboard Park 1 of 2]

    [Parade 2 of 2 – Skateboard Park 1 of 2]

    This video shows teenagers practicing and attempting tricks at a skateboard park. Continue reading

  • Getting Around

    Getting Around

    Students with disabilities at the University of Oregon discuss their lives. Continue reading

  • In Plain English

    In Plain English

    University of Oregon’s students of color discuss what race means in terms of their experiences on and off campus. The video is a procession of talking heads, positioning the students as points of authority while also encouraging the viewer to consider their own expectations and ideas of race. Continue reading

  • [Joan Jett Blakk at C.I.S.P.E.S. Benefit]

    [Joan Jett Blakk at C.I.S.P.E.S. Benefit]

    Raw footage by Bill Stamets of Joan Jett Blakk, Queer Nation’s candidate for president in 1992, at a benefit for C.I.S.P.E.S. (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador). Continue reading

 
 
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