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  • La Maestra:  Maria Luisa Michel Almonte

    La Maestra: Maria Luisa Michel Almonte

    Maria Almonte immigrated from Mexico to Chicago’s Pilsen–Little Village neighborhood in 1950. An
    artist/teacher, she supported her family from her flower shop business and became a leader in the
    educational and cultural life of the community. She taught traditional arts, crafts, and practical skills

    like dress-making in settlement houses, in community workshops and in her own studio. At the age of
    70 she continued to teach and act on her belief that artistic expression is a powerful tool for
    developing cultural identity and individual self-esteem. The video shows Ms. Almonte in community-
    sponsored workshops teaching neighborhood residents how to make traditional cut-paper ornaments
    and how to design clothing. In the hall of a local church her students model their creations and receive
    recognition. Produced, directed and edited by Eleanor Boyer and Karen Peugh. Partially funded by
    the Illinois Arts Council and the Center for New Television with a Joyce Foundation grant.
    Gold Can Award, Chicago Access Corporation, 1986; Certificate of Merit, Chicago International
    Film Festival, 1984

  • [Howard Zinn raw #5: How A People’s History of the United States changes the teaching of history]

    [Howard Zinn raw #5: How A People’s History of the United States changes the teaching of history]

    Students at Sonoma State University discuss their admiration for Howard Zinn and what his approach to history has to offer for teachers looking to better engage students. SSU students canvass and rally in support of the student strike. Two SSU students discuss Howard Zinn on their drive to San Francisco to pick him up from his hotel.

  • [Barack Obama profile]

    [Barack Obama profile]

    A brief look at Barack Obama’s life and political career up until his campaign for US Senate.

  • [Sedona] – Feminist Porn: Gynamite, #2

    [Sedona] – Feminist Porn: Gynamite, #2

    A continuation of tape #16300 this tape shows the rest of Feminist Porn: Gynamite, an open microphone show about female empowerment through sexuality. This tape begins with a visit to Sedona, AZ that lasts for quite some time.

  • Feminist Porn: Gynamite, #1

    Feminist Porn: Gynamite, #1

    This is a tape that mostly has the performances of several people in an open microphone event called Feminist Porn: Gynamite.

  • The Trouble With Peggy

    The Trouble With Peggy

    A live performance of Donna Blue Lachman’s one-woman show, “The Problem with Peggy: Pieces of Guggenheim” performed at the Blue Rider Theatre.

  • John (Mr. Computer) #2

    John (Mr. Computer) #2

    The tape features a demo for the television show “Wired In.” While the  program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, we watch as computer enthusiast Jon, a.k.a. Mr. Computer, speaks with the Wired In crew about the computer industry.

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #42]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #42]

    Raw footage for the documentary Veeck: A Man For Any Season. This tape continues an interview with Bill Veeck at home. The tape begins in the middle of him discussing what it is like to be disfigured. He describes various public health perceptions about leprosy and cancer. Later, he talks about his “ongoing love affair” with the English language and quotes Rudyard Kipling’s “The Wolf.” The end of the tape is footage of glass mobiles hanging inside and in Veeck’s backyard.

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