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Thirteenth Busiversary (2003-2004)
The Flying Focus Video Collective marked 13 years since our weekly
half-hour program premiered on November 18, 1991 in the "Thirteenth
Busiversary." These two episodes feature seven volunteer producers who
created 15 shows (cablecast as 24 programs) from December, 2003 to
October, 2004. Flying Focus members, usually unseen behind the scenes,
come before the cameras to introduce clips from their shows, frequently
interviewed by field footage coordinator PC Peri in the host segments. New
producers in 2003-04 included Daniel Goldman and Morgan Currie. Returning
were Barb Greene, Martin Evans, Caley Haaken- Heymann and Daniel Webb.
Other volunteers also appear on the show in various capacities, in person
or represented by programs they contributed to by videotaping,
interviewing or assisting in editing. 2004 featured quite a number of
shows revolving around the occupation of Iraq; the Israel/Palestine
situation (three shows feature  an American woman from a progressive
think tank  an Israeli former soldier who refused to serve in Lebanon
and supports others who refuse to serve in the occupied territories and
 a Christian Palestinian minister); and "organizing for change"
(nonviolent communication, anger management, and cultural conflicts).
Other shows included alternative media guru Dee Dee Halleck, two labor
rallies, a talk on the health effects of Depleted Uranium, the keynote
speaker at a conference on "War, Peace and the Media," environmental
activist Derrick Jensen, tax expert David Cay Johnston, and Flying Focus'
friend Yvonne Simmons reporting on a Women in Black international
conference. This program was partially edited on our Macintosh G4 computer
and was compiled by Flying Focus founding member Dan Handelman.
Part 1 (28:02):
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