Critical Writing Index

News with a View: Video Witnesses Festival of New Journalism

by Janet Sorenson

Afterimage, May 1991, v. 18, no. 10, pp. 3-4

A discussion of the work shown at the Video Witnesses Festival of New Journalism at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY. The festival featured videos by over 100 independent video producers and media activists from around the world.The author discusses the range of strategies of 'witnessing' that the videos undertook: "exposing concealed information, offering alternative perspectives, playing an agitprop role in different political communities, representing collective struggles and subversive acts, self-presenting minority cultures, and examining the construction of 'the truth' in the mass media.

ITEM 1991.055 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Voices of PalestineMaggi Carter

They Saw their Blood FlowMaggi Carter

Testimonies from El SalvadorRosemary Bodolay

Testimonies from El SalvadorMary Giovognoli

Framing the Panthers in Black and WhiteAnnie Goldson

Framing the Panthers in Black and White

Studio of the StreetsChris Bratton

Studio of the StreetsTony Conrad

Cover-upCathleen Steffan

Invasion of PanamaBarbara Trent

Do You All Know How to Play Dixie?Barbara Trent

Do You All Know How to Play Dixie?Lisa Guido

Do You All Know How to Play Dixie?Susana Aiken

A Hard Reign's Gonna FallCarlos Aparicio

War in ProgressDean Lance

The Q.C. GirlsFritz Bacher

Making Waves: Popular Video in BoliviaMacTown Strip

Civil Disobedience Protest at Canadea Site in N.Y. StateKaren Ranucci

Taking Back the NightAllegany County Nonviolent Action Group

Die Yuppie ScumCarol Leigh

Know Your EnemyCarol Leigh

The Generation After Martial LawArt Jones

The Green Team Video Collective