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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…

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Six tapes 4 min each- Current Flow, Car Service, Midnight Snack, Something Fierce, Gotstobeadrag, and Steam Clean – make up The Safer Sex Shorts

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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 (A. Juhasz, p. 84: AIDS TV: Identity, Community, and Alternative Video Duke Universtity Pr., 1995)


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) the form of Carlomusto’s earliest activist work for…

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…

A series of erotic and explicit shorts combine the driving rhythms of music videos with slick, rapidly edited images. Scenarios include how-tos on using a condom, supplementing fun with food, and making it in the back seat. Each short is…

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…

In New York City, a distraught activist confronts the mayor with a story of a friend who languished on a cot in an emergency room hallway for nine days, only to die 48 hours after leaving the hospital. In 1988, thousands of activists hold the Food…

The documentation of the life of one black woman




Living With AIDS Series

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.

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."

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.

dub of VHS filmed from 16mm print projected on a wall. I taoght 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. 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 is the daughter of my friend and colleague, Faye Ginsburg, who gave me the video to teach with.

gift from filmmaker. Enid is a collaborator and friend, and one of my favorite video arists of the 1990s. She edited my documentaries, Dear Gabe and Video Remains.

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.

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.

Gift from filmmaker. Elisabeth is a friend, colleague, and queer feminist experimental compatriot. She wrote about this film for the book I co-edited, F is For Phony.

Gift from filmmaker, for research and teaching.

Gift from Fatimah Tobing Rony. 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 a sin a course on ethnographic film and autobiography. Her 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 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.

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.

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 littled on this film by holding the puppet- prostheses that stood in for her dog, once she died, but filmming still needed to take place. Recently I produced a short documentary for…

Gift from filmmaker. Fatimah is a friend and colleage. Like me, a PhD/maker. 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 a letter for her. I also knew her from Philly when I was making "The Watermelon Woman." She acted in some of the photos, I think, for the Fae Richards Archive.

Gift from filmmaker. I believe I acquired many of Charlene's films when I wrote a letter for her. I also knew her from Philly when I was making The Watermelon Woman.

dubs for teaching. I used this film often in my first years teaching feminist and women's film. Same would be true for Flag. Maybe I rented them and copied them? Or Women Make Movies sent them to me for research for Women of Vision and I copied?
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