Category Archives: Documentary

How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food

Getting pizza and hanging about on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. Aug. 2, 1963. “Pizza can be a great divider in New York. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get into argument (without end) is to name a … Continue reading

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Underground – Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler, Mary Lampson (1976)

“Underground is a 1976 documentary film about the Weathermen, founded as a militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who fought to overthrow the U.S. government during the 1960s and 1970s. The film consists of interviews with … Continue reading

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Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States

“Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States was a landmark report published on January 11, 1964, by the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, chaired by the then Surgeon … Continue reading

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Buckminster Fuller Documented His Life Every 15 Minutes, from 1920 Until 1983

“If you’ve heard of Buckminster Fuller, you’ve almost certainly heard the word ‘Dymaxion.’ Despite its strong pre-Space Age redolence, the term has somehow remained compelling into the 21st century. But what does it mean? When Fuller, a self-described ‘comprehensive, anticipatory … Continue reading

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1970 Polish protests

“The Polish 1970 Strikes (Polish: Grudzień 1970, ‘December 1970’) occurred in northern Poland in December 1970. The protests were sparked by a sudden increase of prices of food and other everyday items. As a result of the strikes, which were … Continue reading

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Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done

“For a brief period in the early 1960s, a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers gathered in Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York’s Greenwich Village, for a series of workshops that ultimately redefined … Continue reading

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GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans – Richard Kotuk (1971)

GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans “In the summer of 1971, when United States involvement in the Vietnam war was near its peak, Richard Nixon’s government commissioned a research project. The Pentagon knew that, confronted by the trauma of losing a … Continue reading

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