[sixties-l] Newsreel films/videos for sale

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Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 10:15:49 CUT

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    > monkerud wrote:
    > >
    > > Are the Newsreel films available to rent? Might be good to show them
    > > this area. Where can we order them?
     I have a collection of about 40 Newsreel films and films that Newsreel
     distributed in my archives. I sell footage and sell and rent video copies
     of the films. I have sent a list of them to this list before. Here it is
     again. I have different prices for institutions, personal use, political
     , commerical . Please get in touch with me for info. Most videos are sold
     for 25$ each which includes shipping. Third world Newsreel also has some
     of the films but their prices are higher .
     I do not have wilmington. If you would like more info write to me.
     my best, roz payne
      ps. Dear Sixties list
     I've received numerous requests for information on the Newsreel films
     transfered to video that are in my archive. Our web page is down right now
     but will be back up shortly. In the interest of information I am sending
     this list some of the Newsreel videos I have, there are more. My best,
    > Payne
    > Roz Payne Video/ Film Archives
    > POBox 164 Richmond, Vermont 05477
    > E mail roznews@aol.com
    > http://www.artvt.com/p_payne.htm
    > All films have been transferred to video . Large collection of black &
    > photos, posters, buttons, t shirts, leaflets, newspapers, magazines, small
    > press, and FBI Counter intelligence files on Blacks are among the
    > that are available as support material for the films. Copyright for
    > films/videos l999 . For information about orders and prices please
    > Roz Payne
    > All descriptions are taken from original Newsreel catalogs
    > AMERIKA Against the background of the November 1969 Anti-Vietnam War
    > demonstration in Washington DC., footage from all over the world and music
    > the Sixties. 1969 33 minutes
    > ARMY US Imperialism needs massive military power capable of maintaining
    > its markets overseas and quelling rebellions at home. This film records
    > training and indoctrination given to GIs to produce this force. The men
    > themselves talk about who the army really serves, and the effect the
    > indoctrination has on them, and the beginnings of resistance to the army
    > against the war. l969 25 minutes
    > OFF THE PIG (BLACK PANTHER) This is one of the first films made about
    > Panthers. It contains interviews with Party leaders Huey Newton and
    > Cleaver describing why the Party was formed and what its goals are. It
    > includes footage of Panther recruitment, training and the Party's original
    > Point Program laid out by Chairman Bobby Seale. l968 15 minutes
    > La Renovacion Urban destruyo los hogares de 35,000 familias puertoriquenas
    > de la ciudad de Nueva York para construir Lincoln Center, una vitrina
    > cultural para las clase dominante de la ciudad. La pelicula explica la
    > coneccion entre esta accion cotidiana y es imperlialismo corporativo
    > norteamericano. 12 minutes
    > To keep the well-to-do from continuing to flee the city and depleting its
    > base, city, state, and federal government, and the Rockefellers, Morgans,
    > Mellons finance the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It
    > was built in the middle of a Puerto Rican ghetto, displacing thousands of
    > families and a lively street culture. Upper-income families move into
    > high-rise apartment houses, financially inaccessible and culturally
    > irrelevant to the lives of the former residents. 11 minutes
    > COLUMBIA REVOLT In May l968, the students of Columbia University went on
    > strike after the administrators repeatedly ignored their demand for open
    > discussion of the university's involvement in racist policies, exploitation
    > of the surrounding community of Harlem. This is the story of our first
    > student revolt, told from inside the liberated buildings. (footage
    > about a minute of Grateful Dead playing a free concert in support of the
    > strikers , speech by H Rap Brown, shots of Tom Hayden, Mark Rudd, Gustin
    > Reichback, a marriage, Dr. Margaret Mead, students in Presidents office.)
    > 50 minutes
    > THE EARTH BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE A analysis of the ecology crisis, this
    > dispels the myths that big business and big government have been telling
    > people about the world-wide ecological crisis. Is there really
    > over-population in the world, or is there an unequal distribution of wealth
    > and food? Do people or large industries ruin the environment? Will the
    > earth survive for the people or for corporate profit? l971 10 minutes
    > (One of the first simply made ecology films. )
    > GARBAGE Bringing the revolution to the ruling class in The Sixties, the
    > Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers (an New York anarchistic group ) export
    > garbage from their Lower East Side ghetto to the halls of Lincoln Center
    > the Performing Arts-all the while, New York was in its longest bitterest
    > sanitation workers strike. 10 minutes
    > HIGH SCHOOL RISING High school corridors patrolled by narcotics agents
    > and police, distortion of the history of black, brown, and poor white
    > provoked student attacks on the tracking system. Stills, live footage and
    > rock music. (Note: This film is not technically excellent, but it is very
    > useful in understanding the problems occurring in most high schools across
    > the nation today) l969 15 minutes
    > LOS SIETE DE LA RAZA This film is about the oppression of the Third
    > World community in the Mission district of San Francisco. It deals
    > specifically with seven Latino youths who were recruiting street kids into
    > college Brown Studies Program. They are accused of killing a
    > plainclothesman. While they become victims of a press and police campaign
    > "clean-up" the Mission, their defense becomes the foundation of a
    > revolutionary community organization called Los Siete 1969 30
    > minutes. Available in Spanish and English. Spanish soundtrack is poor
    > quality.
    > MAKE OUT The oppressive experience of making-out in a car...from the
    > woman's point of view. Short and sweet. (The entire film is of a couple
    > making out and the sound track is what is going through the mind of the
    > It can be shown a second time with the sound off and the males can make
    > their own sound track. 5 minutes
    > MAYDAY (BLACK PANTHER) On May l, 1969 the Black Panther Party held a
    > massive rally in San Francisco. Speakers Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale,
    > Charles Garry present the rally's demands for the release of Huey Newton
    > all political prisoners. The film includes footage of the police raid on
    > Panther headquarters in San Francisco a few days prior to the rally and the
    > Panther's Breakfast for Children Program. 1969 15 minutes
    > ONLY THE BEGINNING For years the sentiment against the war in Vietnam
    > been growing. The latest polls show that 73% of the US. population want
    > troops out of Vietnam now GIs are among the most active protesters against
    > the war. In April, l971, thousands of GI's-Marines and regular army,
    > veterans and active duty personnel came to Washington, DC., to denounce
    > participation in that "dirty war," and to demand it be ended immediately.
    > The film begins with the demonstration in Washington. In front of the
    > Capitol, we see the veterans come before the crowd and throw their medals
    > away. The film moves to Vietnam where the devastating effects of US. bombs
    > are documented. ONLY THE BEGINNING is about the GI movement to end the
    > 1971 20 minutes color
    > MISS AMERICA, UP AGAINST THE WALL A now historical film about the
    > disruption of the Miss America pageant of l968. With raps, guerrilla
    > theater, and original songs . Women stress the (mis)use of their sisters,
    > the pageant, as mindless sexual objects. Footage includes Attorney
    > Flo Kennedy and music written and sung by Bev Grant. 6 minutes
    > RICHMOND UNION OIL STRIKE In January, l969 oil workers in Richmond
    > California struck. The local police and the Standard Oil goon squads
    > attacked the strikers and their families, killing one and injuring others.
    > The striking students from San Francisco State were asked to join the
    > struggle. For the first time workers and students fight together against
    > their common enemy. Footage includes speeches of Bob Avakian. 30 min.
    > PEOPLE'S PARK In the spring of l969 , the Berkeley street community
    > initiated a project to transform a barren and unused university-owned Lot
    > into a park for the whole community to enjoy-a People's Park. Because the
    > park threatened the control of the university and presented a challenge to
    > the concept of private property, the police and National Guard were used to
    > brutalize the people and destroy the People's Park. This film was made by
    > Newsreel and was originally rejected by NY Newsreel as not being political
    > enough. The beginning five minute rap by Frank Barnike a peoples park
    > politico was added. 25 minutes
    > POR PRIMERIA VEZ (FOR THE FIRST TIME) The Cuban Film Institute sends
    > mobile film units into the rural provinces-young and old delight on seeing
    > movies "for the first time." Modern Times with Charlie Chaplin is shown in
    > rural village. An enchanting short that leaves you happy and smiling.
    > minutes Available in Spanish
    > PEOPLE'S WAR In the summer of l969, Newsreel went to North Vietnam.
    > that trip; came PEOPLE'S WAR. This film moves beyond the perception of the
    > North Vietnamese as victims to a portrait of how the North Vietnamese
    > is organized. it shows the relationship of the people to their
    > government-how local tasks of a village are coordinated and its needs met.
    > It deals with the reality of a nation that has been at war for twenty-five
    > years, that is not only resisting US. aggression and keeping alive under
    > bombing, but that is also struggling to raise its standard of living and to
    > overcome the underdevelopment of centuries of colonial rule. Amid much
    > publicity, the footage was confiscated upon its return to the US. .
    > this attempt at suppression, PEOPLE'S WAS has become one of the most
    > sought-after films on Vietnam and was chosen for the USA film festival in
    > Houston, Texas. l970 40 minutes
    > ROTC The issue of ROTC is uppermost on many college campuses and is
    > major focus of anti war activity. In an interview with the head of Harvard
    > ROTC, the University's ties to the military industrial complex and how ROTC
    > serves this relationship is exposed. l969 20 minutes
    > SEVENTY-NINE SPRINGS OF HO CHI MINH This film on the life and death of
    > HO Chi Minh is a skillfully interwoven blend of old still photographs and
    > newsreel footage of the DRV's (Democratic Republic of Vietnam) founder, a
    > man whose life spans three revolutions, three continents and three wars.
    > portrays his life: from militant student to revolutionary lead of this
    > country; and his life-long work dedication to the Vietnamese people and
    > struggle for liberation. This eulogy was made by Cuba's renowned
    > Santiago Alvarez. Musical soundtrack, Spanish titles. (Note:
    > of the Spanish titles is not necessary for full enjoyment of the
    > film.)"...one of the most moving political films this reviewer has seen. .
    > ."Lenny Rubenstein, Cineaste 25 minutes
    > SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY In a skit presented at an abortion
    > in New York City, a beauty contestant is pressured to fulfill certain roles
    > in order to be the "ideal woman", a "winner". The skit shows how women,
    > especially minority women, are used in this society for profit. The women
    > who perform also discuss their personal lives and how their struggle as
    > is expressed in the skit. (Note: Soundtrack is sometimes difficult to
    > understand.) l967 17 minutes
    > STRIKE CITY Plantation workers in Mississippi having gone on strike
    > against the extreme exploitation of the plantation system, and decide to
    > their own collective Their determination to stick together, rather than go
    > back to the plantation or be forced out of the state, is their main
    > After a bitter winter, living in tents, they obtain partial support from
    > private sources and begin building permanent housing. The poverty program
    > backs down on its promise of support in response to Mississippi senators
    > fear the implications of collectives of back farmers in Mississippi.
    > 30 minutes
    > SUMMER 68 Draft resistance organizing in Boston, a Boston
    > trip to North Vietnam--a GI. coffeehouse in Texas, Newsreel's appearance on
    > Channel 13 in New York--following the production of the Rat's special issue
    > on Chicago--and Chicago during the Democratic Convention, the planning and
    > carriage out of five days of protest. Each section focuses on an organizer
    > central to each project--the attempt is to define the nature of commitment
    > "the Movement" against a backdrop of 1968's summer activities.
    > (Includes footage and discussions of SDS, Dave Dellinger, Osha Newman, and
    > Tom Hayden in disguise) 1968 60 minutes
    > TROUBLEMAKERS In 1965, a group of white organizers went into Newark's
    > central ward to work with the black community, forming the Newark Community
    > Union Project (NCUP). Traditional forms of protest--letters to city
    > officials, demonstrations, electoral politics--were used as tactics for
    > organizing. The film focuses on the action undertaken around three issues.
    > The first is an attempt to get housing code enforcement; the second, to get
    > traffic light installed at a hazardous intersection. After many months of
    > hallow promises, and inaction on the part of the city government an attempt
    > was made to elect a third party candidate to the City Council. Lacking the
    > resources of the two major parties, this was doomed to failure too The
    > is an absorbing, informative documentary of the frustrating failures of
    > and the problem of getting even modest reform within the present political
    > structure. But it goes beyond this--it shows clearly the contradictions in
    > the concept of white groups organizing in black and other third world
    > communities. A good study in some of the early New Left tactics--how and
    > they failed. (footage of Tom Hayden) 1966 53 minutes
    > THE WOMAN'S FILM THE WOMAN'S FILM was made entirely by women in San
    > Francisco NEWSREEL. It was a collective effort between the women behind
    > camera and those in front of it. The script itself was written from
    > preliminary interviews with the women in the film. Their participation,
    > their criticism, and approval were sought at various stages of production.
    > "... What we see is not only natural and spontaneous, it is thoughtful and
    > beautiful. It is a film which immediately evokes the sights and sounds and
    > smells of working class kitchens, neighborhood streets, local supermarkets,
    > factories, cramped living rooms, dinners cooking, diaper-washing,
    > housecleaning, and all the other "points of production" and battlefronts
    > where working class women in America daily confront the realities of their
    > oppression. It is . . . a supremely optimistic statement, showing the
    > of struggle and capturing the essential energy and collective spirit of all
    > working people-and especially that advanced consciousness which working
    > women bring to the common struggle." Irwin Silber, Guardian. 1971
    > 40 minutes
    > YIPPIE YIPPIE is filmed farce, juxtaposing the brutal police riot at the
    > 1968 Democratic Convention with the orgy scenes from D.W. Griffith's
    > "Intolerance." A clear and energetic no-verbal statement of Yippie
    > . (This film was Yippies answer to Mayor Daleys film on Educational TV. )
    > minutes 1968
    > YOUNG PUPPETEERS OF SOUTH VIETNAM "A gift from the youth of South
    > to the youth of America." Teenagers in the NLF liberated areas of South
    > Vietnam make beautiful, intricate puppets from scraps of US. war materials.
    > Armed with these puppets, they travel through the liberated zones
    > for the local children while our planes "search and destroy". A poignant
    > film that gives a view of the war even more powerful than images of
    > atrocities. English sound track. 25 minutes
    > TWO HEROIC SISTERS OF THE GRASSLAND A beautiful animated version of a true
    > story about two young sisters who risked their lives to save their
    > sheep heard during a sudden snowstorm. The film gives us a sense both of
    > values stressed in the new society, and the people's participation at every
    > level in the transformation of China. English track 42 minutes
    > EL PUEBLO SE LEVANTA (THE YOUNG LORDS FILM) One-third of the Puerto Rican
    > people live in the United States. Most have come in search for the better
    > life promised them by US. propaganda. Instead they found slum housing,
    > or miseducation, low-paying jobs, and constantly rising unemployment, in a
    > society determined to destroy their cultural identity The film traces the
    > growth of the Puerto Rican struggle by focusing on the development of the
    > Young Lords Party. A Newsreel crew in New York City worked closely with
    > Lords for a year and a half-participating and recording the events and
    > programs which the Young Lords are using to make significant advances in
    > Puerto Rican struggle. The take over of a church for a breakfast for
    > program. The film deals with the main problems in the Puerto Rican
    > community-health, education, food, and housing. These problems become the
    > focus of the Young Lords Party.
    > THE CASE AGAINST LINCOLN CENTER Urban renewal removes 35,000 Puerto Rican
    > families from New Your City's upper West Side to build Lincoln Center, a
    > cultural show-case for the city's middle and ruling class. The film
    > discusses the links between the problems of the city, and the forces of
    > American corporate imperialism. 1968 12 minutes (may be
    > available in Spanish)
    > NO GAME October 21, 1967; The pentagon; 100,000 anti-war demonstrators who
    > had not come prepared for a violent confrontation with the military police
    > and Pentagon guards; for the tear gas, and rifle butts. Allen Ginsburg
    > chanting an exorcism to levitate the Pentagon. 1967 17 minutes (
    > considered the first Newsreel film)
    > PIG POWER As students take to the streets in New York and Berkeley,
    > forces of order illustrate Mayor Daley's thesis that the police are there
    > preserve disorder", and we must organize to challenge their control and
    > preserve our lives as well as our life styles. A short impressionistic
    > montage of music and images pointing up the disparity between their force
    > and ours. The function of police repressing Black and white demonstrators
    > alike is emphasized. 6 minutes
    > COMMUNITY CONTROL The struggle for Community Control in Black and Puerto
    > Rican communities in New York City. An examination of colonialism as it
    > manifests itself in many American cities. In two so called experimental
    > districts, police are constantly called in to enforce the political
    > of the state and city bureaucracy, and the striking teachers; union. All
    > this taking place against the legitimate demands of the community (Ocean
    > Hill-Brownsville, and East Harlem). Filmed inside some of the schools
    > involved in the conflict; contains interviews with Herman Ferguson,
    > of Education for the Republic of New Africa, and Les Campbell, director of
    > The Afro-American Teachers Association. 50 minutes
    > VENCEREMOS A film shot in Cuba in l970-71 about two brigades of 500
    > Americans that went to Cuba illegally in order to show support by breaking
    > the blockade and to help with the sugar harvest of ten million tons. They
    > cut cane with brigades that were sent from Vietnam, North Korea, and Latin
    > America. This is the story of their boat ride from St. Johns, Canada and
    > their stay in Cuba.
    > 20 minutes
    > HIGH SCHOOL A film about high school students and how school becomes a
    > prison. (muddled, sound, poor editing useful footage of high school
    > 20 minutes
    > YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY THE WAR A speech by former Miss America, Bess
    > Meyerson presented to the group Another Mother for Peace at a gathering in
    > Beverly Hills. One of the strongest speeches ever given about who is
    > money out of the war in Vietnam. She gives excellent reasons to boycott
    > everyday products that women buy. 20 min.
    > OPEN FOR CHILDREN One of the first films ever made about the need for
    > childcare. 35 min.
    > MAKE IT REAL This is what Newsreel considered an energy film. It
    > great shots of street actions and hot music. This short film was made to
    > show between our longer films that were "more serious" They were made to
    > give youth a feeling that they could get up and become "street fighting
    > men". 8 minutes
    > MCDONNEL DOUGLAS A film about the Mcdonnel Douglas company and it's
    > relationship to the war machine? 45 min.
    > FREE FARM A film made by Newsreel folks that in 1971 went to live in
    > Vermont. A story about a community free farm on land loaned by a small
    > college. It tells the story of coming together to farm the land and to
    > Sunday community gatherings. The college calls the cops to kick people off
    > the land in the fall before the harvest and local young men trash the farm.
    > An interesting note is that the poster the hippies are putting up warn the
    > community that a local bad cop Paul Lawrence, was setting up and beating
    > people. Ten years later he was busted for planting drugs and went to jail.
    > A true story of hippies with politics. 18 minutes
    > INCITING TO RIOT A quick montage flirtation with the idea of rural
    > guerrilla struggle in the US returning repeatedly to the reality of pig
    > in the cities and space technology. A flashing image of a state of mind
    > common among hip and political youth. 10 minutes
    > DON'T BANK ON AMERICA This is the story of one of the first ecological
    > political actions of the period, the burning of the Bank of America.
    > by Peter Biskin and Distributed by Newsreel)
    > Mighty Mouse and Little Eva This is a 1930's racist cartoon, taking
    > on Uncles Tom Cabin. Distributed by Newsreel. 8 Minutes
    > ICE A film made by Newsreel member Robert Kramer with a production team
    > made up of Newsreel members. A story of a time in the future when the US
    > at war with Mexico and the Americans are living in a police state. The
    > includes a kidnapping, a murder, prison break, takeover of an apartment
    > for political education, sex, and violence. 150 Minutes (sale needs
    > special permission)
    > Order Information
    > Special $25.00 for two Black Panther films on same tape Off the Pig and
    > Mayday.
    > Institution/Library/classroom price is $100.00-$150 plus shipping
    > Personal use price is $25.00 includes shipping
    > Special prices for groups of videos.
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