Home » Politics » Outside Agitators (Page 28)

  • Five Day Bicycle Race

    Five Day Bicycle Race

    A documentary made at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City, which was produced as a live 3-hour cablecast for five days during the convention. It was subsequently broadcast on WTTW and other PBS stations. It chronicles the events in and around the convention, and includes interviews with various delegates, politicians, members of the media, and people connected to Jimmy Carter, including Rosalynn Carter and Jeff Carter (Jimmy’s son). It also includes footage from the convention floor and demonstrators outside the convention, led by Ron Kovic. Continue reading

  • [Abbie Hoffman raw #1]

    [Abbie Hoffman raw #1]

    An interview with political activist Abbie Hoffman at the Chicago Amphitheater on the 20th anniversary of 1968 Democratic National Convention. In the interview, Hoffman talks about the complicating aspects of activism, the applications used to promote and spread messages to wider audiences, and the media’s effect on American daily life. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: NEA artists’ press conference]

    [The 90’s raw: NEA artists’ press conference]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. At a press conference held by several artists who were denied Nation Endowment for the Arts funding because their work was deemed obscene by NEA chairman John E. Frohnmayer. The main theme of each speaker seems to be that because Frohnmayer has caved in to the conservatives in Congress, he has not served to protect and foster art, as is his mission as NEA chairman. Continue reading

  • [None of the Above raw #62]

    [None of the Above raw #62]

    This tape features raw footage for the documentary “None of the Above,” an in depth ethnographic look at non voters in this country. This video features footage and interviews with Michael and Holly Bowser of Morro Bay, California. Election day #3. 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

  • Image Union, episode 0230: Four More Years

    Image Union, episode 0230: Four More Years

    Image Union episode featuring an excerpt from “Four More Years” by TVTV, a documentary taped at the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, FL. The tape focuses on several aspects of the convention, including the support Nixon received from young Republicans, the media coverage of the event, and the protests inside and outside of the convention. The end result of the spectacle was the nomination of Richard Nixon for President and Spiro Agnew for Vice President. Continue reading

  • [Abbie Hoffman raw #2]

    [Abbie Hoffman raw #2]

    This tape features the second part of an interview with activist Abbie Hoffman at the Chicago Amphitheater on the 20th anniversary of 1968 Democratic National Convention. In the tape, Hoffman briefly talks about his book “Steal This Urine Test.” Timecode onscreen. Continue reading