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  • Home (Part 4)

    Home (Part 4)

    The fourth and final sequence of Julie Gustafson and John Reilly’s documentary HOME which portrays a young man who gives up his job to care for his terminally-ill mother in her home. He sums up a mejor theme of the video: “she has never turned her back on anybody, so why should I?” Co-produced by the Television Laboratory of WNET and aired on public television in 1979. Tom Shales of THE WASHINGTON POST wrote, “HOME has immediacy and impact possible with no other medium but television, and an inquisitive compassion that turns cold video images warm and real.” Originally shot in 3/4″ Color and B&W video. See HOME Parts1-3 on Media Burn at https://mediaburn.org/video/home-pt-1-of-2/ Continue reading

  • Home (Parts 1-3)

    Home (Parts 1-3)

    Through eloquent portrayals of four different life experiences—birth, aging, marriage, and the death of a parent—HOME explores the changing social dynamic of American families during the 20th century as many life events and roles begin to shift from homes to institutions. The tape opens with the birth of a baby, not in the sterile atmosphere of a hospital, but in a home-like clinic staffed by midwives. The second portrait focuses on a widow growing old in a nursing home, who is disappointed because her adult children have no time or room for her in their homes. The third celebrates the marriage of two divorcees that hope a traditional wedding will fortify their union. The final sequence portrays a young man who gives up his job to care for his terminally-ill mother in her home. He sums up a major theme of HOME: “she has never turned her back on anybody, so why should I?” Co-produced by the Television Laboratory of WNET and aired on public television in 1979. Critic Tom Shales of THE WASHINGTON POST said, “HOME has immediacy and impact possible with no other medium but television, and an inquisitive compassion that turns cold video images warm and real.” Originally shot in ¾” Color and B & W Video. See the final sequence, HOME Part 4 at https://mediaburn.org/video/home-pt-2-of-2/ Continue reading

  • The 90’s, episode 219: Love, Marriage, And What Follows

    The 90’s, episode 219: Love, Marriage, And What Follows

    Episode 219 of the award winning series, The 90’s. This episode is called “LOVE, MARRIAGE AND WHAT FOLLOWS” and features the following segments: Continue reading

  • [Kenneth and Elise Boulding]

    [Kenneth and Elise Boulding]

    This tape is raw footage of an interview with academics Kenneth and Elise Boulding. The topics include: and brief recollections of Albert Einstein. Continue reading

  • Watch It!, episode 103-3

    Watch It!, episode 103-3

    A “video scrapbook” featuring camcorder footage from people around the world. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Fran and Tak]

    [The 90’s raw: Fran and Tak]

    Raw footage for The 90’s. Fran and Tak, an interracial couple, talk about the experiences of a mixed marriage. Continue reading

 
 
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