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  • Image Union, episode 1223

    Image Union, episode 1223

    Annette Barbier and her daughter Celine went to India for four months in 1988. Her tape documents the everyday lives of village women and muses philosophically about the cultural differences. In an unusual touch, Barbier translates the conversation between villagers as she shoots, so we have a unique opportunity to understand how her presence with a video camera makes them feel.

  • Image Union, episode 1222

    Image Union, episode 1222

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. In December 1989, videomaker Andrew Jones was in Panama, working on a documentary about President Manuel Noriega. On the eve of the interview, the U.S. invaded Panama amid rising tensions between the two countries. The United States had been claiming the Noriega was a drug trafficker and dangerous to America. Jones spends time with the everyday Panamanians as well as Panamanian government officials, and as a result, becomes increasingly suspicious of the portrayal of the invasion by the U.S. government and media. The documentary includes powerful on the ground footage during the U.S. attack.

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