This is an older work of mine (back from '93/'94!). I put it together w/ a media collective I had co-founded, Black Planet Prods., which, in turn, put out a TV news magazine called, 'Not Channel Zero--the revolution, televised'. This was pre-internet, so our main option for distribution was public access TV. It was a lot of fun to put stuff on the air w/ equipment that we'd borrow from anywhere/anyone. This piece was shot w/ VHS, S-VHS, Hi-8 and edited on linear S-VHS systems before a very cool grant from the Wexner Center allowed us to work w/ the--then very new--Avid Media Composer and other cool online equipment. The piece went on to win a few awards and was eventually invited to be screened at the Robert Flaherty Seminar. I'm posting it now because the issues, in the wake of the Henry Louis Gates contretemps, are still, unfortunately, relevant. Thanks for checking it out. (This is a 32-minute excerpt. The original RT is around 41 minutes.)

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