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  • Bongo


    This tape appears to be raw or crudely edited footage (perhaps a very rough cut) from a documentary about the 1992 riots in Los Angeles sparked by the acquittal of the police officers who beat Rodney King. The first 15 minutes are taken up by an interview with Bongo, an African-American artist and business owner in South Central Los Angeles. Bongo’s comments, which are often very passionate and animated, center on the racist mistreatment of African-Americans, particularly African-Americans i n Los Angeles. The remainder of the tape is raw footage shot in Los Angeles following the riots. Most of the shots are of National Guardsmen patrolling the streets on foot and in armored vehicles. These images make Los Angeles look eerily similar to occupied Baghdad. 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

  • [Media Burn on Nightwatch]

    [Media Burn on Nightwatch]

    A partial episode of the show Nightwatch, a show where Gene Siskel presents samples of independent film and video and discusses them with callers. Tom Weinberg is a guest on the show, presenting Media Burn. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Kansas City debate prep, St. Louis debate]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election special. Skip Blumberg covers the leadup to the first Presidential debate in St. Louis, MO. The tape begins in Kansas City with the Clinton team leaving the city where they had held their debate prep. Then there is footage of the Clinton support party at the St. Louis airport, then the debate hall at Washington University the next day. Much of the tape is just Blumberg traveling with the press. Continue reading

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