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United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well…

Red Red Red is a personal and political film about a law in Iowa that severely limits the social liberties of people with HIV. Eclectic in the presentation of its rhetoric, the film also considers broader questions like the contemporary state of…

A wordless comment on legislation affecting the human body, including pornography, obscenity, prostitution, and sodomy laws, as well as Roe vs. Wade, Webster, and the Helms Act. Some film footage shot in New York City at the AIDS ACT UP…

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Documents the AIDS Education work of Mildred Pearson, a middle-aged black woman who cared for her gay son when he was dying of AIDS. Produced by the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force, where I later collaborated on the WAVE Project.

In "Sex in an Epidemic," Jean Carlomusto, a doyenne of AIDS activist video, creates a haunting and elegiac history of US safer sex (video) activism and education. Taking up (and using clips from) Carlomusto’s earliest activist work for GMHC’s…

This documentary examines critical junctures in the battle for access to HIV treatment as the poorest and most marginalized individuals confront larger powers, including governments, corporate bodies and a multinational drug industry that is…

Juanita Mohammed Szczepanski is a community video artist and activist.
She uses inexpensive camcorder video technology to respond to the needs of those who matter to her. In her work at GMHC in New York City, Mohammed Szczepanski makes educational…

Scarlot Harlot attends San Francisco's Take Back the Night (December 1990), a march in remembrance of the fourteen female college students murdered in the previous year's Montreal Massacre. Clashes and controversy emerge between sex workers and…

Carol is a longtime collaborator and friend. She was a subject of my Women of Vision, and we included her in Compulsive Practice (2016). Safe sex national anthem music video by sex worker activist, comedian, and artist, Scarlot Harlot.

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Acquired for Alexandra Juhasz's doctoral dissertation, which then became her book entitled "AIDS TV." Although initially digitized for Alex's Fall 2018 VHS Archives class, her Spring 2020 VHS Archives class has found particular interest in this…

My doctoral research project. A community-based video made by and for urban women of color in a video support group. I wrote AIDS TV about this project and its relation to AIDS representation at that point in history.

Acquired for research for my doctoral disseration, and then monograph, "AIDS TV." Digitized for my VHS Archives class, Fall 2018. Made by AIDS Films as part of a significant early effort to get high-production films about AIDS and minority…

Acquired for research for my doctoral disseration, and then monograph, "AIDS TV." Digitized for my VHS Archives class, Fall 2018. The first feature film made about women and AIDS by my friend and colleague, Amber Hollibaugh.

I made three tapes for the Gay Men's Health Crisis, under the supportive leadership of Jean Carlomusto. A great deal of important AIDS activist and educational video work was done there. This is one of the first videos made about this issue. It was…

Acquired for research for my doctoral dissertation, then monograph, AIDS TV. Digitized for my VHS Archives class, Fall 2018.

From television show "The Eleventh Hour - Art and AIDS," acquired as research for my dissertation and book, AIDS TV. Digitized for my course, VHS Archives.

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Made with Jean Carlomusto for the Gay Men's Health Crisis' "Living with AIDS" show, a weekly cable show on public access. Starring collaborator Carol Leigh. Carol was a subject of my book and documentary, Women of Vision.

I taught this film for many years. It felt utterly cutting edge to me, primarily for its no-holds-barred attack on racism from Sandra Bernhard's debased position of whiteness. It's cheeky queerness also felt utterly new in its time.

This is a critical contribution to the history of feminist documentary, as it is situated within activist film. It links the women's movement to contemporaneous organizing and thinking about class and race, and understands access to filmmaking and…

Intoxicating, moving, brilliant entre into bohemain NY by one of experimental cinema's giants.

This dub was a gift to me from another Professor at Pitzer so that I could use it to teach women's and feminist film. Not sure I ever did.

I taught this series for many years as a strong representation of the possibilities for community-based, collective, activist youth video. It seems to also have some of the TV show Absolutely Fabulous recorded from TV on to the same tape.

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This is a dub from TV. I taught this series for many years as a strong representation of the possibilities for community-based, collective, activist youth video.

I believe this dub was a gift to me from another professor to be used for research on my documentary and book, "Women of Vision." She was a successful woman director during the silence period.

I teach this film in feminist documentary because of its groudbreaking integration of documetary and fiction as well as for Gomez's important role as a woman filmmaker within Third cinema.

Dub of VHS filmed from 16mm print projected on a wall. I taught this film frequently in feminist film classes.

Gift from filmmaker; I met him working on an activist media project on diversity and identity in the 1990s.

Video used for teaching race in documentary.

Gift from filmmaker Susan Mogul. She was one of the subjects of my documentary, Women of Vision, and I also brought her often to Pitzer college to screen her tapes. She became a colleague and friend.

Gift from filmmaker. Sam was the daughter of my friend and colleague, Faye Ginsburg, who gave me the video to teach with. Both agreed it would promote her activist agenda to be digitized and put online. Samantha Ginsburg Myers, 33, passed away…

Gift from filmmaker. Enid was a frequent collaborator as an editor and artist, and one of my favorite video artists of the 1990s. She edited my documentaries, Dear Gabe and Video Remains. She continues making art that links to the sciences focusing…

Someone gave this to me to teach with, I'm not sure I ever did, and know little about it. At Pitzer, I was a strong champion for both Ethnic Studies and Affirmative Action.

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Gift from Gina Lamb, director of REACH LA at the time. Don't believe I ever watched this.

Gift from filmmaker. Yvonne is my longtime friend and collaborator. I teach her films frequently in courses on feminist, queer, and documentary film. She was one of the subjects for my project, Women of Vision. Later yet we co-edited the scholarly…

Gift from filmmaker. Elisabeth is a friend, colleague, and queer feminist experimental compatriot. She wrote about this film for the book I co-edited with Jesse Lerner, "F is For Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing" (University of Minnesota…

Gift from filmmaker, for research and teaching.

Gift from artist. The band's front-woman, Martha Gonzalez, is a friend and colleague, and the music video is by my friend and fellow videomaker, Fatimah.

I taught these films often in feminist documentary as well as in a course on ethnographic film and autobiography. Myerhoff's self-reflexive, community-situated documentary-making has long been a model for me. I learned about her work from my mentor,…

Gift from filmmaker. Joan is a fellow activist from LA. The box says "FABULOUS FORESTS: Cameroon/Indonesa Part One" on the top. My guess is that she recorded over the original tape to give me this dub.

Gift from filmmaker. I worked with Susan on my documentary and book, Women of Vision.

Gift from filmmaker. I worked with Susan on Women of Vision. She gave me these dubs to use as B-roll for my documentary.

Gift from filmmaker. I think I wrote a letter of evaluation for Elisabeth at one point and may have acquired many of her films for this reason.

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A gift from the filmmaker. I received tapes like this over the years to teach, or write about, or program because of my research interests.

Gift from filmmaker. She is a friend and colleage and also wrote an essay for my collection "F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing," co-edited with Jesse Lerner (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).

Gift from filmmaker. Acquired for teaching and research and because I wrote a review letter for her.

Gift from filmmaker. Ellen is a friend and collaborator. I helped a little on this film by holding the puppet/prostheses that stood in for her dog who had died before the shoot was over. Recently I produced a short documentary for Ellen and…

Gift from filmmaker. Fatimah is a friend and colleage and like me, a hyphonate PhD/filmmaker. We shared work and screened each others' films on many occasions.

Gift from filmmaker. I believe I acquired many of Charlene's films when I wrote an evaluation letter for her. I also knew her from Philly when I was making "The Watermelon Woman." She acted in some of the photos for the Fae Richards Archive.

Gift from filmmaker. I believe I acquired many of Charlene's films when I wrote a letter of evaulation for her as a fellow academic. I also knew her socially from Philly when I was making The Watermelon Woman with Cheryl Dunye.
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