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  • Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!

    Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!

    Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 91st birthday on October 1. Many say that he has been the most effective ex-President in history. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his Carter Center activities worldwide. We just read that, despite his brain tumors, Carter still teaches Sunday school in Georgia and is active in Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity started in 1976 and has built more than a million houses all over the world for more than … Continue reading

  • [Radio Free Venice interview]

    [Radio Free Venice interview]

    This video shows an interview with Tom Reveille, operator of the pirate FM radio station Radio Free Venice in Venice Beach, CA. He is an advocate for “grass-roots radio,” and is purportedly in a prolonged legal battle with the FCC on the constitutionality of their operation. Continue reading

  • Holly Woodlawn

    Holly Woodlawn

    This video shows a cabaret act by Holly Woodlawn in Los Angeles. The filmmaker, Judith Binder, also spends the time before the show talking to people in the audience, focusing in particular on a group of trans women and drag queens. Continue reading

  • Martín in the 14th

    Martín in the 14th

    This is a video detailing the election campaign of Martin Gutierrez-Ruiz who was running for the 14th district councilman of Los Angeles. Continue reading

  • [Mexican Art Gallery – Green Card lottery winner]

    [Mexican Art Gallery – Green Card lottery winner]

    This video shows a Mexican art gallery in Los Angeles which exhibits the works of a family of folk artists who live in Mexico City. Later in the video is also a brief interview with an immigrant who was a winner of the green card lottery, who speaks mostly about her time in this country as an immigrant. Continue reading

  • Satori Shakoor

    Satori Shakoor

    This video consists of two parts. The first is an interview with Satori Shakoor, a performer in the Los Angeles area with her own one-woman show. The second is said show, although unfortunately the recording of the show is not complete. Continue reading

  • [MIA Vietnam veterans – Lorrien Finley – Steve Binder]

    [MIA Vietnam veterans – Lorrien Finley – Steve Binder]

    This video shows three different interviews. The first is with a street artist who is painting a mural in honor of the MIA veterans of the Vietnam War in order to attract support to find them. The second is with a woman named Lorrien Finley, who talks about reproductive rights, selective sterilization, and injustice in universal health care systems in the UK in the ’60s. The final interview is with Steve Binder, who directed/produced the Elvis’ 68 Comeback Special, as well as the 1968 Petula Clark special (which had the first televised touch between a white woman, Clark, and a black man, Harry Belafonte) and the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. He mainly talks about his experiences with Elvis. Continue reading

  • Ted Hayes & Justine Nille

    Ted Hayes & Justine Nille

    This video shows an extremely long interview with the director of Home for the Homeless in Los Angeles. Despite his organization he seems more interested with the problem of racism. Continue reading