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  • La Arepa – El Trompo

    La Arepa – El Trompo

    Color video documentary in Spanish with English subtitles. The documentary is composed of two segments, the first about the arepa, a food made from fried cornmeal that is a major part of the cultural history of the Antioquia region in Colombia. It is eaten at every meal by people in the region. The second segment, “El Trompo,” focuses on toy spinning tops in Columbia. People appreciate the top because it is common to many cultures and has the ability to unite generations under one skill set. We see a lot of footage of top experts and hear their opinions about the toy’s enduring significance. This tape documents a moment of cultural change for this region of Columbia, poised at a moment when it is still unclear how modernization is going to mesh with tradition. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Kansas City debate prep, St. Louis debate]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election special. Skip Blumberg covers the leadup to the first Presidential debate in St. Louis, MO. The tape begins in Kansas City with the Clinton team leaving the city where they had held their debate prep. Then there is footage of the Clinton support party at the St. Louis airport, then the debate hall at Washington University the next day. Much of the tape is just Blumberg traveling with the press. Continue reading

  • Camnet, episode 701

    Camnet, episode 701

    A TV show that highlights tapes submitted by people across the country. Very similar to “The 90’s.” This episode has video from a rally for Ross Perot; artists in New York City; and Alligator Annie in Louisiana. Continue reading

  • [Michael “Mixxin” Moore]

    [Michael “Mixxin” Moore]

    Tape is black until 1:47. Selects from raw footage of hip hop pioneer Michael “Mixxin” Moore, both at home and at his radio station. He speaks about hip hop – “Hip hop is a culture, a way of life. Rap is the music of hip hop.” He talks about his radio show and the way it encompasses all the elements of hip hop: “The music is a lure… and then you hear the message… and before you know it, you like what you hear and you wanna hear more.” He also defends Louis Farrakhan’s controversial statements. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: First Lady debate & Perot event]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: First Lady debate & Perot event]

    Layoff of raw footage for The 90’s Election Specials. This tape features a taping of Beth Lapides’ comedy act about the first ladies and a rally for Ross Perot (1930-), including an appearance by his Vice Presidential running mate, Vice Admiral James Stockdale (1923-2005). Continue reading

  • The Panama Deception

    The Panama Deception

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. A video documenting the role of the United States in the situation leading up to, during, and after the invasion of Panama in the late 1980s. Continue reading

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