Jean-Bertrand Aristide (born 15 July 1953) is a Haitian former priest and politician who became Haiti’s first democratically elected president in 1991. 00:00 President Jean-Bertrand Aristide visits Carver Middle School. He walks in to applause and they introduce him by telling his story. 03:06 The members of the Carver Community Club perform for Aristide and the audience. 08:16 Two youth members of the club – the President and Vice President – present Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the audience. 09:00 President Jean-Bertrand … Continue reading
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00:00 Video opens with announcement from the Caribbean Council for the Blind and title image: We Can Make it Work. 00:27 Camera opens on the back of a man who is feeding chickens. A woman narrator speaks about the importance of access to the world of work to be able to meet the basic needs of living and contribute to community, while the camera shows community members completing various jobs. 00:50 Narrator speaks about the success of blind and visually … Continue reading
00:01 Color bars. Tape information. 1:30 “Message to the Grass Roots with Michael Zinzun: “Police Abuse: Myth or Reality Part 3” Guests: David Lynn, John Burton, Don Jackson, Mafundi Jitahadi, and He introduces his guests and gives an outline of the show. 4:30 Jitahadi speaks about his experience fighting against police with the Civilian Police Review Board. He describes how the board works and problems they fight against. 9:00 Lynn speaks about his experience with police violence and becoming involved … Continue reading
An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media (http://www.pasadenamedia.org). This program is focused on possible ways to begin to heal and clean up communities harmed by the influx of crack cocaine. Continue reading
Field footage shot by Michael Zinzun with Nancy Buchanan assistance in Kings Villages, Pasadena, CA. Zinzun explores broken promises for resident ownership, issues with management, and unprovoked evictions. He speaks with residents who depend on Section 8 assistance. Continue reading
00:01 Meeting of the Carver Community Club, a club founded to educate black and brown students about their heritage. Mabie Settlage, a science teacher at the school, speaks about unity and the presidency of Haiti. She introduces their guest speaker. Crowd cheers for Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his associates who enter. Aristide , while deposed, is visiting Los Angeles largely due to the support of community leader, Michael Zinzun. Another teacher woman speaks about the the history of the Haitian … Continue reading