Tag Archives: Documentary

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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Black Liberation – Yves de Laurot (1967)

“Unique in African-American History, Black Liberation is not just a ‘movie on Malcolm X.’ It incarnates his authentic spirit and will, The leader was actively involved behind the camera, as an essential creative and political force. Malcolm X did not want an idolatrous … Continue reading

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Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

President Kennedy signs the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. “The Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) is the abbreviated name of the 1963 Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water, which prohibited all test … Continue reading

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Hunters Point Uprising

Newcomb and 3rd Street – Sept. 28, 1966 “On September 27, 1966 a white police officer shot and killed a seventeen-year-old African American teen, Matthew Johnson, Jr., as he fled the scene of a stolen car. Arthur Hippler wrote a … Continue reading

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Fritz the Cat

“Fritz the Cat is a comic strip created by Robert Crumb. Set in a ‘supercity’ of anthropomorphic animals, the strip focused on Fritz, a feline con artist who frequently went on wild adventures that sometimes involved sexual escapades. Crumb began … Continue reading

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The Prevalence of Ritual: On Romare Bearden’s Projections

The Street, 1964. Photostat on fiberboard, 31 x 40 in. “On October 6, 1964, at the height of the American civil rights movement, fifty-three-year-old Romare Bearden, a mature artist with a moderately successful career as a painter behind him, debuted nearly … Continue reading

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