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  • Bongo

    Bongo

    This tape appears to be raw or crudely edited footage (perhaps a very rough cut) from a documentary about the 1992 riots in Los Angeles sparked by the acquittal of the police officers who beat Rodney King. The first 15 minutes are taken up by an interview with Bongo, an African-American artist and business owner in South Central Los Angeles. Bongo’s comments, which are often very passionate and animated, center on the racist mistreatment of African-Americans, particularly African-Americans i n Los Angeles. The remainder of the tape is raw footage shot in Los Angeles following the riots. Most of the shots are of National Guardsmen patrolling the streets on foot and in armored vehicles. These images make Los Angeles look eerily similar to occupied Baghdad. Continue reading

  • [Camcorder Tonight tests]

    This tape contains tests for the TV show “Camcorder Tonight”. Continue reading

  • [Tom on Vermont Avenue]

    [Tom on Vermont Avenue]

    Raw footage of Los Angeles examining the up and coming area on Vermont Avenue. Continue reading

  • [Vermont Avenue: Extra Large Clothing Store, Y-Que]

    [Vermont Avenue: Extra Large Clothing Store, Y-Que]

    Raw footage of Los Angeles examining the up and coming area of Los Feliz on Vermont Avenue. Cameraman Skip Blumberg focusing many of his questions on the recession. Also features an accidental run-in with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Continue reading