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  • Nicaragua Report

    Nicaragua Report

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Through narration over still photographs, this tape pays tribute to the 40,000 Nicaraguans who gave their lives in the revolution against the Samoza dictatorship. The video was provided by the The Instituto de Cine Nicaraguense in celebration of the first Christmas in 45 years free from the Samoza dynasty.

  • Chicago Boys

    Chicago Boys

    In 1973, after dramatic political upheaval in Chile, the “Chicago Boys,” led by University of Chicago economics professor Milton Friedman, were given the chance to rebuild the country’s economy. They opted to turn Chile into an experiment with absolute free markets. This documentary examines the poor state of the country ten years afterwards.

  • Image Union, Episode 1609: A Tribute To Juan Downey

    Image Union, Episode 1609: A Tribute To Juan Downey

    A collection of video art pieces by Juan Downey, who had recently passed away.

  • Image Union, episode 0040: Holiday Show

    Image Union, episode 0040: Holiday Show

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “The Happy Bus” by Lilly Ollinger, “Christmas Eve at Gordon’s” by Jay Tannenbaum, “Chairs” by Nick Despota, John Mabey, and Bob Snyder, “Christmas Morning in Sister Bay” by Dan Sandin, and “Nicaragua Report” “by Juan Downey. In between videos, there is footage of a Chicago holiday parade. It features footage of Mayor Jane Byrne, various politicians, and numerous floats.

  • Image Union, episode 0204: Yanomami

    Image Union, episode 0204: Yanomami

    Image Union episode featuring “The Laughing Alligator” by Juan Downey. Color video. A video art piece examining Downey’s experience living with the Yanomami Indians of the Amazon Rainforest.

  • The Laughing Alligator

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

  • Image Union, episode 0626

    Image Union, episode 0626

    The episode of Image Union features the documentary “Information Withheld” by Juan Downey. The documentary focuses on signs and symbols used around the world.

  • Pop Video Test: Potpourri, parts 1 and 2

    Pop Video Test: Potpourri, parts 1 and 2

    “The Pop Video Test” was a joint effort between Scott Jacobs and Tom Weinberg of the Chicago Editing Center, and the Video Group of the Bell and Howell Corporation. This cooperative effort between the independent video community and a corporate video distributor was intended to test the viability of the home video market. The videomakers assembled ten hours of video pieces meant as an alternative to available pre-recorded programming (ie Hollywood movies). Fifty VCR owners in the Chicago area agreed to examine and review the tapes. Test viewers then received the programming two hours at a time, in groupings labeled Video Art, Documentary, Entertainment, and Potpourri.

 
 
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