Critical Writing Index

Videos Offer New Perspectives

by Elizabeth Licata

The Buffalo News, Feb. 19, 1991, p. 1

A review of Video Witness' video journalism festival which offers a well-balanced, informative look at the independent news-making scene. Barbara Trent documents the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989 providing perspective on both sides of the issue. Joe Gray's War Taxes and the Almighty looks at the problems surrounding Reganomics and its fallout. Both politically charged films are a testament to the importance of independent journalism, which provide in depth perspective often denied to mainstream television.

ITEM 1991.074 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Invasion of PanamaBarbara Trent

Die, Yuppy ScumCarol Leigh

War, Taxes and the Almightly DollarJoe Gray