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  • Dying of Red Tape: AIDS and the Fight for Lives Worth Saving

    Dying of Red Tape: AIDS and the Fight for Lives Worth Saving

    Last November, we shared a slice of media history with you: The AIDS Connection, an all-night special broadcast intended to address misinformation surrounding the AIDS virus in 1987. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was a featured panelist. Now, we’re sharing another historic example of the fight against AIDS – venturing outside the experts on television to protestors in the streets. ACT UP and other activist groups called on Dr. Fauci to provide equal access […]

  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 86; Student Mural Interviews on Michigan Ave]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 86; Student Mural Interviews on Michigan Ave]

    “Man on the street” style interviews of people passing by the mural that was created in conjunction with the Spertus Museum of Judaica’s 1992 exhibition “Bridges and Boundaries.” In this tape, they interview a Jewish woman who works for the American Jewish Congress, a black man who works for the African American AIDS Network, and a homeless black man.

  • [The 90’s raw: AIDS protest in San Francisco]

    [The 90’s raw: AIDS protest in San Francisco]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Activists demonstrate in the streets of San Francisco demanding more research to fight AIDS. The camera is pretty passive and the sound is bad, so it’s pretty hard to tell what’s going on; the tape is mostly just shots of police and people standing around shouting.

  • [The 90’s raw: San Francisco gay pride parade]

    [The 90’s raw: San Francisco gay pride parade]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Footage from the 1990 San Francisco gay pride parade–crowds, costumes, floats, vendors, and the occasional protester.

  • [The 90’s raw: Meredith Duhamel]

    [The 90’s raw: Meredith Duhamel]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Interview by Starr Sutherland with Meredith Duhamel, AIDS educator in San Mateo County, CA. She discusses how tactics in AIDS education have changed from the ’80s to the ’90s.

  • [The 90’s raw: ACT-UP rally in San Francisco]

    [The 90’s raw: ACT-UP rally in San Francisco]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. At a unity rally for ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), an AIDS activist group, during the 6th Annual International AIDS Conference.

  • [The 90’s raw: rape protest, AIDS march, Tigray intro]

    [The 90’s raw: rape protest, AIDS march, Tigray intro]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Tape from an anti-rape demonstration outside a sports players bar, from an AIDS demonstration against the National Institute of Health, and videomaker Eddie Becker talking about Tigray.

  • [The 90’s raw: John Parker]

    [The 90’s raw: John Parker]

    Raw footage for the award-winning TV series “The 90’s.” In New Haven, Connecticut, ex-addict John Parker of the National AIDS Brigade illegally distributes clean needles to intravenous drug users to prevent the spread of AIDS. Parker is in thousands of dollars of debt, paying for the program entirely himself. He feels that his program empowers people to feel like they can make a difference in their own lives, which is the first step towards treatment. On the day when videomaker Skip Blumberg is shooting, Parker is also being interviewed by an ABC news crew. Blumberg’s shooting style contrasts greatly with that of the ABC crew, who prefer to set up artificial situations rather than shoot events as they unfold. After they leave the park where he is distributing the needles, they go to the “shooting gallery” where IV drug addicts inject themselves. We learn that the health department has cut off his support and Parker has competition from gay organizations.

 
 
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