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  • Talking Peace

    Talking Peace

    Director Mark Freeman says: “The cycle of violence in the Middle East may seem to have no end, but in San Diego Jews and Palestinians have united despite the odds. Talking Peace takes viewers inside the Jewish Palestinian Living Room Dialogue and tells a compelling story of two sides coming together through the simple act of listening.”

  • [Blues 4-22-82 #1]

    [Blues 4-22-82 #1]

    Onstage discussion/performance with blues musicians Jimmy Walker, Billy Branch, Keith Edson, Greg Hall, Pete Crawford, and Lurie Bell.

  • [Reginald Robinson and the Music Called Ragtime]

    [Reginald Robinson and the Music Called Ragtime]

    Reginald Robinson plays ragtime music!

  • [The 90’s raw: New Orleans #2]

    [The 90’s raw: New Orleans #2]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. This video starts with a tour of the bayou near Thibodaux, Louisiana and then continues with the videomaker, Judith Binder, talking to several of the residents therein.

  • Shiva Darshan

    Shiva Darshan

    “Based upon the poem I wrote of my travels through India and Nepal, ‘Shiva Darsan’ is as much a video poem and mystic story, as it is an experimental, ethnographic documentary on Hinduism, holy men, spirituality and transcendence. Shiva is the Hindu lord of procreation and death. Darsan is sacred perception. Darsan is as much to see, as it is to be seen by that of the worshipper and the deity, holy person or sacred place. It is as much the spiritual that yields to be grasped, known, touched and experienced, as it is the worshipper who is there to receive the divine. This piece is also a personal reflection on the Shivaratri Festival at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, the birthday celebration of Shiva at one of his most important pilgrimage sites in Asia and at the most sacred of Nepalese shrines.

    ‘Shiva Darsan’ the first tape produced for ‘In Celebration of Life…. In Celebration of Death…’, my series of experimental, ethnographic documentaries shot during my fourteen month sabbatical and Chicago Artists Abroad Artists Residency in Asia, the Mid-East and Africa. This series reveals the religious, cultural and philosophical beliefs of indigenous people from various cultures by exploring their rituals, dance, music and daily activities that revolve around life and death. From birth to death, special rites and celebrations mark the important events of one’s existence, assuring a symbiosis of body and soul with the divine. This deep relationship between the people and their gods are reaffirmed through daily activity. At times, the person symbolically becomes god; strengthening their own sense of sacredness and self-respect.”–Barbara Sykes

  • Korea Is One

    Korea Is One

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Since the Korean War in 1953, the 38th parallel has separated North and South Korea. This video captures the struggle for reunification in 1989.

  • The Laughing Alligator

    A video art piece examining Juan Downey’s experience living with the Yanomami Indians of the Amazon Rainforest.

  • Palestinian Diaries

    Palestinian Diaries

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. For this documentary, a group of videomakers trained three Palestinians to document their lives for a six-month period. These people speak of everyday hardships under Israeli rule and family and friends lost in the conflict.

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