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isitraukiu i Media Activism Project. Darom kas dvi savaites filmu rodymus, nemokama video archyva ir nuoma(ateini uzsirasai varda,data ir gali pasiimt namo filma dviem dienom), ir visokiu planu ateiciai. Cia trumpas filmu aprasymas. Visi jie anksciau ar veliau pasirodys lietuvoj. kol kas maciau tik 'the revolution will not be televised', 'What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy', 'T-Shirt Travels', ir 'Black Harvest'. nera laiko. (kokia nesamone - nera laiko)

The Revolution will not be Televised- Film about the 2002 attempted coup to
overthrown the government of Hugo Chavez. Includes incredible footage that
takes you inside the coup and the revolution that reversed it.

Hidden Wars of Desert Storm - Film about the first Persian Gulf War,
focussing on the events and history leading up to that war, the sanctions
that followed it and the causes and effects of the Gulf War Syndrome.

What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third
World-(video compilation) Speeches and excerpts from other documentaries,
this video collection includes speeches by Martin Luther King Jr., John
Stockwell, Bill moyers, Amy Goodman, Ram,sey Clark, S. Brian Willson....and
excerpts from the films The Panama Deception and School of Assassins

Plan Columbia- (2003) This film explores the complex issues of
drug-trafficking and civil struggle in Columbia and the current
chemical-spray program carried out by the U.S. Defense contractor Dyncorp
and the multi-billion-dollar aid package delivered to the brutal Columbian
military. Additional insights are provided on the significant factor oil
has become in the Columbian equation, a country with the same oil potential
as Venezuela, today the second largest oil supplier to the U.S.

The Global Assembly Line- (1986) The Global Assembly Line takes viewers
inside our new global economy. A vivid portrayal of the lives of working
women and men in the "free trade zones" of developing countries and North
America, as U.S. industries close their factories to search the globe for
lower-wage workforces.

The Ad and the Ego- (1997) The Ad and the Ego traces the development of
advertising from its descriptive 19th century origins through today’s
high-tech manipulation of powerful symbols and imagery. It goes beyond
deconstructing individual advertisments to reveal the economic and political
dimensions of living in an advertising infused environment.

The Truth and Lies of 9/11 (2002) Mike Ruppert (from the wilderness)
investigates the background of the 9/11 attacks. Using government documents
and official sources to challenge the official story presented by the U.S.

The Panama Deception- (1992) This documentary details the case that the 1989
invasion of Panama by the US was motivated not by the need to protect
American soldiers, restore democracy or even capture Noriega. It was to
force Panama to submit the will of the United States after Noriega had
exhausted his usefulness.

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996) The life
of George Seldes, the maverick reporter who started Free Press. A wonderful
history of 20th century poitics and a look at censorship and suppression in
America's news media.

Hearts and Minds- (1974) This film recounts the history and attitudes of the
opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as
their own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American
racism and self-righteousness militarism helped create and prolong this
bloody conflict. The film also endeaveors to give voice to the Vietnamese
people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why
they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the
basic humanity of the people that US propaganda tried to dismiss.

Noam Chomsky: Power and Terror In Our Times - A recording of talks that
Chomsky gave in the spring of 2002, placing the 9/11 attacks in the context
of American foreign intervention.

Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality -A recording of a talk about terrorism that
Noam Chomsky gave at Harvard University, followed by a question and answer

Discovering Dominga -(2003) When 29-year-old Iowa housewife Denese Becker
decides to return to the Guatemalan village where she was born, she begins a
journey towards finding her roots, but one filled with harrowing
revelations. In "Discovering Dominga," Denese's journey home is both a
voyage of self-discovery that permanently alters her relationship to her
American family and a political awakening that sheds light on an act of
genocide against this hemisphere’s largest Indian majority.

Fidel: The Untold Story-(2001) This movies offers a portrait of Fidel Castro
through exclusive interviews with Castro himself,historians,public figures
and close friends, with footage from the Cuban State archives.

Counting on Democracy -BBC investigative reporter, Greg Palast, examines the
2000 Florida election scandal.

Maquila: A Tale of Two Mexicos-(2000) A film examining the impact of
corporate globalization on Mexico, focussing on the maquiladoras, U.S.-owned
factories employing cheap Mexican labor. The film also reveals other
aspects of the present crisis, including the environmental disasters
generated by these factories, their unsafe environment, which has resulted
in an unsolved series of brutal rapes and murders of young women employees,
and violent rural confrontations between the Mexican Army and Mayan peasant
farmers as part of the government’s efforts to suppress the Zapatista
rebellion. The video features interviews with workers, factory managers,
government officials, army officers, indigenous peasants and economists.

Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon - (2004) During his life, Fela Kuti never
ceased to record, more than 60 albums, all mythical. For most of his career
he fought against political corruption in his homeland of Nigeria. He died
of AIDS at the age of 58 in 1997. This documentary, directed in 1982 by
Stephane Tchai-Gadjieff was shot at Lagos, Nigeria and carries us from the
"Kalakula Republic" to the mythical "Shrine" nightclub. Includes lots of

Globalization and Human Rights- PBS special that examines an emerging
conflict in a new world order between those making macro-economic decisions
and those struggling to cope with the impact of those decisions, and the
ongoing debate over whether or not human rights concerns should be linked to
economic policies.

Boom: The Sound of Eviction- (2002) A study of gentrification in post-boom
San Fransisco, Boom delves into the ironies and contradictions of the "New
Economy" and delivers a potent social critique that is ambitious in its
scope while remaining close to the human scale. The viewer moves easily
between dot-com party crashing at one end of the economic spectrum and
painful moments with evicted families at the other. Boom features interviews
with dot-com workers, real estate developers, and San Francisco Mayor Willie
Brown, as well as those who challenged the new economic order through
community organizing, electoral politics, and direct action.

A Heuy P. Newton Story- (2001) Adapted from Robert Guenveur Smith's Oblie
award-winning performance, this film is a portrait of Huey P. Newton, the
late co-counder of the Black Panther Party. Directed by Spike Lee.

Grass- (1999) Mixing hysterical anti-marijuana archival footage with playful
psychedelic graphics by underground cartoonist Paul Mavrides, Mann has
utilized the vocal talents of grass activist Woody Harrelson to narrate the
darkly comic tale of how grass become the drug of choice for not only pot
heads but also U.S. federal officers. Grass features a motley crew of
characters ranging, on the right, from the first head of the U.S. Federal
Bureau of Narcotics Harry J. Anslinger, to such archly conservative pot
prohibitionists as Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to, listing
leftwards, politicians Fiorella La Guardia and Jimmy Carter, and grass
victims Robert Mitchum and Gene Krupa. Each takes his place on center-stage
as the on-going story of "feds versus heads" is played out.

T-Shirt Travels -(2001) T-shirt Travels explores how a continent rich with
natural resources and human potential has become the dumping ground for our
old clothes and discarded goods. In sharing the struggle of a population
that finds itself growing poorer and poorer, T-shirt Travels, uncovers the
enduring spirit and resilience of these people. The documentary reveals how
this poverty is tied to obstacles imposed by third world debt and the harsh
economic conditions dictated by the World Bank and the International
Monetary Fund. In Zambia, as we learn from the people in the documentary,
selling second hand clothes becomes one way to earn enough money to survive.
It allows Africans to explain the challenges they face in a global economy.

Black Harvest- (1992) This film charts the progress of Joe in convincing the
Ganiga tribespeople to join him in a coffee growing venture. He is to
provide the money and the expertise; they are to supply the land and the
labor. He stands to make 60%; the tribespeople 40%. Tribal wars and the drop
in coffee prices on the world market conspire to defeat the venture. Always
suspect because of his mixed-race status, Joe is in deep trouble with the
tribespeople when his promises of riches fail to materialize. As he
organizes to emigrate with his family to Australia, he is a saddened man
with an uncertain future.

The Trials of Henry Kissinger-(2002) Is Henry Kissinger - Nobel Laureate and
the most famous diplomat of his generation - also a war criminal? Provoked
by the Christopher Hitchens book, filmmakers Jarecki and Gibney have
constructed a movie which is both brilliant legal brief and chilling
psychodrama. Some of Kissinger's most ardent supporters (Alexander Haig,
Brent Scowcroft, William Safire) vie with his detractors (writers Seymour
Hersh, William Shawcross, Hitchens himself).

Comments (3)


laukiam nesulaukiam


kartais aš galvoju, kad ta propaganda, kurią mes čia stumiam yra kiek perdaug USA - centric...

tikiu, kad USA daro daug evil dalykų, bet šiaip man įdomiau po savą kiemą šluotis, o čia kalbėti reikia kiek apie kitus dalykus, nei "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm". nors šiaip savišvietai, tai, žinoma, labai gerai tokios temos.

tik kad gaunasi, kad ir būna vienintelė savišvieta apie ameriką, o apie vilnių tai nieko ir neapsišvieti :)

galėtų mūsų videofrontas irgi papiešt vietinėmis aktualijomis...


labai teisingai pastebeta. man tie video savisvieta- pasimokyt is ko- ir ikvepimas. o kad mazai apie vietines aktualijas ir idejos gristos amerikietisku crimethinku ne visada tinka ir daznai turi visai kitokia realybe, tas tiesa. is vienos puses - gal tai irgi tik ikvepimas , bet daznai tai tampa dogmom ir noretusi kad zmones suvietintu dalykus ir ziuretu kas savo kieme ne taip, o ne kas vakaruose kaip ir pries ka daro. is kitos puses dauguma globaliu problemu vienaip ar kitaip mus paliecia ar palies. cia kaip man ironiskai nutiko kai kazkas norejo organizuot akcija pasaulines dienos pries policijos brutaluma proga, o as sakiau kad mes cia darom tas pasaulines dienas reikia daryt ka nors vietiniam kontekste, nera pas mus taip blogai, ir po keliu dienu gavau lupt naujamiescio komisariate.


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