The 90’s, episode 210: Love And Caring, Children Of War

Episode 210 of the award-winning TV series The 90's. This episode is called "LOVE AND CARING, CHILDREN OF WAR" and features the following segments:

2:08Copy video clip URL “Children of War” by Wendy Appel, Alan Barker, & Dana Gluckstein. Students from war-torn countries gather at Beverly Hills High School and tearfully describe the situation in their native countries. A student from Lebanon recalls, “My country has been at a war for 15 years. There is no water, no gas, no electricity and no place to go.” A student from Iran tells how she lost her grandfather and her best friend in a bombing attack. A South African student refuses to be photographed or identified because she claims it is dangerous for her to complain about her country. “It’s not my fault I’m black, I didn’t choose to be black.”

10:01Copy video clip URL “Little Space Man” by Stuart Ellis. Animation.

12:30Copy video clip URL More from “Children of War.” Students discuss how they can bring about peace and the importance of education to prevent future wars. A Latino student describes his fight for equal education in a U.S. high school where the attitude is “You’re not gonna make it, so why try?”

16:48Copy video clip URL “Why There Is Misery” by Nancy Cain. Tara Proctor, a young girl, tells a fable. An old woman called Auntie Misery is harassed by a gang of rowdy boys who throw rocks and sticks and smash her beloved pear tree. One day, the woman generously offers shelter to a stranger who in exchange grants her a wish – whoever touches her pear tree gets stuck and can’t come back down. The boys come back, get stuck and promise never to bother the old woman again. Sometime later a dark stranger comes to call. It is Death. In a desperate attempt to escape him, the old woman asks him to fetch a pear for her. He gets stuck in the tree and the world becomes overpopulated and miserable because everyone is immortal. Although Auntie Misery eventually let death out of the tree, she was granted immortality, and it is because of her that misery lives on in the world today.

22:26Copy video clip URL “Tarayana” by Stuart Ellis. Animation.

24:42Copy video clip URL “Love Tapes in Santa Barbara” by Wendy Clarke. Clark set up a booth where people could discuss love in front of a video camera. This clip involves a couple who discuss how ridiculously happy they are with each other. “If you’re in love you just know how the other person hangs the toilet paper.”

28:29Copy video clip URL “Weird Amsterdam” by Charles Gatewood. A comedic monologue about the culture of Amsterdam. Followed by a more documentary-styled segment shot in a public square in Amsterdam where druggies and freaks congregate. A woman with a nose-ring, black leather, and bare breasts exclaims, “I don’t know what it would take to be weird here.”

38:01Copy video clip URL More from “Love Tapes from Santa Barbara.” A man enters the booth and defines love as described in the Bible: “Love is patient, love is kind…”

41:21Copy video clip URL “Guerilla Poetry” by Nancy Cain. Homeless poets from Skid Row in Los Angeles convene to perform their work.

47:45Copy video clip URL “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Nancy Cain. Tara Proctor sings the Billy Joel song.

48:26Copy video clip URL More from “Love Tapes from Santa Barbara.”  A young woman describes the “closest she’s come to love,” the love between friends having a wild experience on an island. They ran naked through the woods and chased each other with a bottle of whipped cream.

51:42Copy video clip URL “Nose Hair” by Stuart Ellis. Animation.

51:49Copy video clip URL Paul Krassner commentary by Nancy Cain. Krassner gets a massage and tells how he trained himself to “laugh at pain” while visiting the Kyopis Indians in Ecuador.

55:15Copy video clip URL “Five Guys Named Moe” by Charles Gatewood. In Amsterdam, marionettes perform in a five piece jazz band.

56:15Copy video clip URL End credits.

58:36Copy video clip URL :30 promo.



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