DIVA TV (Damed Interfering Video Activist Television) is an affinity group documenting ACT UP and the community responses to AIDS. The following is an accumulating list of DIVA TV camera-original documentary footage and edited weekly series AIDS Community Television archived at the New York Public Library. --
UNDER CONSTRUCTION It should be noted that this is a very partial list currently being collected and archived. Complete on-going listings are available at the New York Public Library,
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David Wojnarowicz Public Funeral 7/29/92 Greenwich Village Funeral Procession; George Bush 9/21/92 10:00; Haitain-Immigration & Naturalization Service demonstration 10/16/92 Hii8 Original
David Feinberg last vitriolic speech to the Floor of ACT_UP/NewYork 10/3/94 Hi8 Original
Tim Bailey Political Funeral
Capital, Washington, D.C. 7/1/1993 Hi8 Original
ACT UP civil disobedience at the NYC Center for Disease Control 5/22/91; Ashes Action 10/11/92 White House [John Schabel videographer], Washington, DC. Hi8 Original
Jon Greenberg's Funeral 7/16/93, Funeral Procession through Greenwich Village to Tompkins Square Park, Hi8 Original
Aldyn McKean memorial service and march 3/4/94, Hi8 Original
Chris Hennelley Press conference 2/16/94
Aldyn McKean ACT UP Meeting Obituary, 2/28/94 Hi8 Original
Kennebunkport 9/1/91 1:00:00
White House: Target Bush 9/30/91 1:15:00 Hi8 Original
Kennebunkport, ME 9/1/91; Outside Waldorf-Astoria, NYC 9/23/91; AIDS Hotline demonstration; Department of Health and Office of Management and Budget 3/25/92; Enoch Williams demonstration 4/23/92; Enoch Williams demonstration at City Hall 4/28/92. Hi8 Original
White House: Target Bush 9/30/91 (continued) 12:00; Universal Healthcare 10/1/91 Catherine Saalfield footage, George Bush Press Conference in Kennebunkport 9/2/91 Hi8 Original
Kiyoshi Kuromiya Memorial Service
Philadelphia 5/23/2000 Hi8 Original
Mark Lowe Fisher Political Funeral, New York City 11/2/1992 ; Haitian INS Demonstration; Hi8 Original
01232 and 01233
Jeffrey Schmalz [New York Times Reporter] Memorial Service, 12/4/1993 Hi8 Original and Edited
History of the Religious Right-Wing Community Forum, New York City 1/23/93 Hi8 Original
ACT UP demonstration in Albany against Woodrow Meyers, NYC Commissioner of Health, 28:00 [Saalfield/Gund]
00931 and 00932
Chicago - Cook County demonstration, 4/90, ~2:30:00
Women & AIDS Teach-In, 03/05/89, 1:30:00
01101-AB and 01102
ACT UP NIH Pre-Action Meeting and Action, 05/21/90, 1:51:00
Montreal Conference tape #1, 1989. 00:90:00
Montreal AIDS Conference 1989 00:39:00
Montreal AIDS Conference, 6/89,60:00
Montreal AIDS Conference #3,June 1989, 90:00
Montreal AIDS Conference #4, June 1989, 90:00
Montreal AIDS Conference #5, June 1989, 90:00
Montreal AIDS Conference #6 ,June 1989, 11:00
Montreal AIDS Conference #2, June 1989, 2-hours
SF AIDS Conference: Women's Demo, June 1990, 60:00
SF International AIDS Conference, tape 3 , June 1990, 21:00
ACT UP Chicago AMA Demo, April 1990, 2-hours
CDC demonstration '90, January 9, 1990, 22:00
ACT UP Demos against Woody Meyers: Albany and NYC, February 1990, 38:00
NYC Mayor Dinkins at the Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, 2/13/90, 34:00
Women & AIDS Teach-In, 03/5/89, 90:00
ACT UP Demonstration at City Hall, 3/28/89, 90:00
ACT UP Housing March & Demonstration , 9/19/88 (?), 29:00
Target Bush & National Healthcare (tape 1), 9/30/91, 60:00
Target Bush & National Healthcare (tape 2), 10/1/91, 6:00
ACT UP Kiss-In Action at St. Vincents Hospital, 1/30/89, 50:00
ACT UP Graphics Ephemera, 20:00
"Who Has The Power", by Gerry Albarelli and Suzanne Wright, 14:00
San Francisco AIDS Conference [Spiro #1], 6/90, 60:00
San Francisco AIDS Conference [Spiro #2] also Party Safe, part 1, 6/90, 60:00
ACT UP "Stop the Church" Pre-Action Meeting & Action, 12/10/89, 34:00
CDC Pre-Action Meeting [second CDC action],12/90, 34:00
CDC Actions [second CDC action], 12/90, 54:00
"ACT UP Action at the FDA and HHS Rally", 1988, 33:00
ACT UP Demonstration in Albany, March 28, 1990, 38:00
Pro-Choice Demonstration in D.C., 15:00
ACT UP Protests Against Quarantine Laws, April 21, 1989, 60:00
"Take Over Daiichi" ACT UP activists demonstrate at Daiichi Pharmaceuticals. 10/29/91, 00:10:00 [Bordowitz]
Ray Navarro Memorial Tape. Videotape obituary made for Ray Navarro's Memorial Service.Ray Navarro was an early member of ACT UP and DIVA TV. see also #01291 (from his hospital room gravely ill), 11/14/90, 00:12:00
"From Within" [ ACT UP/Los Angeles ] Activist interviews and demonstration footage from ACT UP/Los Angeles. 00:28:00
ACT UP Demonstration at Wall Street (1988) This is the second ACT UP action at Wall Street, March 24th, 1988 [First one-year Anniversary Action by ACT UP][Labeled as "Tape #3 ] There is some indication at the beginning that it was videotaped by Alexandra Juhasz and perhaps, at different times, several other videographers. [From the ACT UP Capsule History: ]March 24, 1988 -- To celebrate our first anniversary, ACT UP returns to Wall Street. More than 100 activists are arrested; ACT UP receives major media coverage and issues central to the AIDS crisis are reported. The concept of "AIDS activism" gains credibility. 3/24/88, 00:20:00
01323 and 01324
ADAPT & ACT UP Demo & Press Conference. First 17-minutes document an ACT UP Demonstration at City Hall (NYC). It is followed by a public Press Conference by ACT UP for ADAPT [Association for Drug Abuse and Treatment]. on 4/2/88. [It can be noted that Gregg Bordowitz introduced speakers at this Rally & Press Conference.] [The original videotape cover is labeled with the date of 4/2/88 but there IS indication that it was part of the "Nine Days of Rage" of ACT UP Actions beginning on May 1st, 1988...AND the voice-over at the beginning of the tape DOES state: "May 1st."] 5/1/88, 00:40:00
"Office Take-Over Action Against Daiichi" Office Take-Over civil disobedience action against Daiichi Pharmaceuticals by members of WHAM (Women's Health Action Mobilization), ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group). Tape date labled only as "10/29" (but PROBABLY 1992) [It can be noted that this office take-over utilized the tactic of activists handcuffing themselves together inside PVC tubing (from a "Greenpeace" tactic); CBS "60 Minutes" was also documenting this action, particularly focusing on long-time ACT UP member Bob Rafsky shortly before he died February 1993.] 10/29/ 92(?), 00:40:00 [Bordowitz]
ACT UP Pre-Action Meetings (Target City Hall). Contains ACT UP Poster-Making Party (with Larry Kramer) on 3/25/89 (first 4 minutes); Civil Disobedience Training Session; and (beginning at 18-minutes) ACT UP Pre-Action Meeting (3/27/89) for Target City Hall Demonstration. 3/27/89, 00:60:00
01329 and 1330
TAG's Astra Action. TAG (Treatment Action Group) Pre-Action Meeting and Civil Disobedience Action at Astra Pharmaceuticals protesting the "astronomical" high price of an anti-CMV drug, Foscavir, to prevent blindness in PWAs. TAG and some ACT UP/New York & Boston Activists utilized Greenpeace tactics by chaining themselves under parked trucks to block the entrances to Astra.tape date labeled only as "1/27" (probably 1992). [note: this was also filmed by CBS News crew for "60 Minutes" featuring long-time ACT UP activist Bob Rafsky.] 1/27/(92?), 2-hours
Needle Exchange Trial [tape 7]. Trial Court footage of AIDS activists arrested for distributing clean needles to IV drug addicts.
Needle Exchange Trial [tape 9] Trial Court footage of AIDS activists arrested for distributing clean needles to IV drug addicts. This is the ending session of the court trial with prosecution lawyer's summation. 4/18/91, 22:00
Needle Exchange Trial [tape 5] Trial Court footage of AIDS activists arrested for distributing clean needles to IV drug addicts. This videotape labeled in the following way: #5 Needle Exchange Trial: Defendants Dan Williams; Parker. Of particular side-interest on this tape is when Zoe Leonard (who was at the time videotaping the proceedings) was called to the stand (22:00) to testify for the defense; the Judge then spoke a diatribe on the use of cameras in the courtroom and refused to allow her to testify. It can be further noted that other people, particularily John Schabel, later took over the subsequent camera work in the court room. [note: footage documentation of the complete Trial was organized by activists in the Needle Exchange Committee of ACT UP/NY.
Needle Exchange Trial Verdict Interviews. Contains on-the-street interviews outside the courtroom immediately after the trial court verdict acquitting AIDS activists arrested for distributing clean needles to IV drug addicts. 5/91, 18:00 [videographer John Schabel]
Phil Zwickler Video: ACT UP Demonstration at Sloan Kettering Hospital (Four Days of Action against the NIH Clinical Trials), NYC, 7/24/87, 00:20:00,
Phil Zwickler: ACT UP "Target City Hall" Demonstration, March 28,1989, 2:22:00 This is ACT UP's second anniversary.
Phil Zwickler: ACT UP "Target City Hall" Demonstration, Final Edit March 28,1989 00:14:00,
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Original DIVA TV collective programs >>>
"Target City Hall", original DIVA TV collective, 1989, 27:00
"Like A Prayer: Stop the Church", original DIVA TV collective, 1990, 28:22
"Pride '69 - '89", original DIVA TV collective, 1989, 26:30
AIDS Community Television
weekly television series (produced by James Wentzy and 29:00 unless noted) >>>
This is Program #1 in the AIDS Community Television weekly series. It was first broadcast on Tuesday, 1/5/93 at 11:00 pm on Channel 69. It was re-broadcast on Friday, 1/8/93 at 9:00 am on Channel 69. AIDS Community Television continued to be broadcast every Tuesday at 11:00 pm, with a re-broadcast every Friday at 9:00 am, on Channel 69 in Manhattan (public access) until end of December 1995. Starting in January 1996, it was seen every-other Monday at 7:30 pm (during the actual ACT UP meetings) and repeated every-other Thursday at 10:30pm.
Target Bush (Last Day in Office)
Compilation of ACT UP's Target Bush campaign of actions
David Wojnarowicz reads from his writings. [excerpt as netcast linked]
Political Funerals ~ compilation includes funerals of David Wojnarowicz, Ashes Action '92, Mark Lowe Fisher, Tim Bailey, Jon Greenberg and Aldyn McKean.
The 1992 Ashes Action. The throwing of cremated remains of people dead from AIDS onto George Bush's White House lawn.
The Memorial Service and video footage of the late activist Aldyn McKean.
Video Obituary of AIDS activist Bob Rafsky. Includes his presidential candidate 'zap' with Gov. Bill Clinton ("I feel your pain").
United Nations World AIDS Day: Ilka Tanya Payan in a panel at the United Nations.
Program on the life and death of AIDS activist Robert Rygor. Footage and Testimony of the Democratic Platform Committee Hearing.
Political funeral of AIDS activist Tim Bailey in Washington, DC. The police were NOT going to let the coffin out of the vehicle and mayham between police and activists ensued. (Often heard shouted by AIDS activists: "Who's in charge here?") Additional footage by Ira Manhoff. Originally telecast 7/6/93 [see also original footage archived]
Matthew Shepard Political Funeral (NYC)
Epidemiology lecture by Ernest Drucker
Speech by Larry Kramer at the AIDS Institute, Albany, NY 11/14/93
Containing David Feinberg's Last Vitriolic Speech to the Floor of ACT UP/New York along with classic Actions of ACT UP.
Ninth International AIDS Conference in Berlin 1993, Part 2: Astra Pharmaceuticals Action
Ninth International AIDS Conference in Berlin 1993, Part 3: Switzerland Right-Wing-Wacko Action
"Role of AIDS Activists"
[Parents not allowing their children to attend AIDS education classes]
Day One City Hall Action
Demonstration at New York City Hall on Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's first day in office January 1, 1994
Safe Sex Censorship
GMHC Young Hot Safe Subway Advertisement Campaign Press Conference and Hearing before the New York City Council Transportation Committee (Part 2)
Oral Sex & Possible HIV Transmission, Part 1: Scientific Presentations.
Oral Sex & Possible HIV Transmission, Part 2: Community Discussion. AIDS Community Television, First Broadcast 2/22/94 as Show#60
Eviction of squatters and homesteaders from buildings on East 13th Street in New York City 5/30/95
ACT UP's 10th Year Anniversary demonstration on Wall Street (March 23, 1997)
12:30 tape made for MIX '96 -- 10th New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. *Contains graphic (but creative) demonstration of a condom being put on along side of Hesse Helms.
Holding Steady Without Screaming
12:00 tape made for the MIX'95 Festival *Graphic content (creatively executed) throughout tape.
A video obituary for AIDS activist Jon Greenberg including documentation of his coffin procession in the streets of Lower East Side Manhattan and the public funeral service in Tomkins Square Park.
NEGOTIATING SEX IN AN AGE OF PANIC, 12 minute Film Festival program for MIX97, NY Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival ~ [see Netcast]
By Any Means Necessary
(6 minute video for MIX 94)
Guantanamo / Senate HIV Ban
Guantanamo / Haitians Quarantined by the USA (45:00)
Presidential Campaign (7/19/91)
Time to Be an AIDS Activist
Vancouver AIDS Conference
Women Demand Access (Action at the FDA)
Demand AIDS Action March (NYC City Hall)
ACT UP Protests Against Budget Cuts (Queens Midtown Tunnel)
Police Treat Protesters Like Roadkill
Peer Education, Not Fear Education
Board of Education Opt-Out Hearing
Board of Education Limits Condom Demonstrations
Youth Speak-Out on AIDS (6/14/94)
What the Board of Education Doesn't Want Students to Know
Conference of Peer Educators
Holding Steady Without Screaming (29:00 version)
Weekly Series Public Access Show Cancelled / with Rick X
Activist on Vacation
Harlem Training and Town Meeting for DAS Clients
Candidate Clinton AIDS Speech
Cracking Open Clinical Research
Berlin Conference Opening Ceremony / Aldyn McKean
Introduction to the AIDS Cure Act Legislation
Insurance and Heathcare Activism
Day of Desperation Retrospective
Actions protesting the Gulf War at Grand Central Station and TV Network News Zaps 1/23/91
United States HIV Concentration Camp in Guantanamo Bay.
"In the Tradition of Stonewall: Queers Fighting AIDS" Stonewall 25: 'Alternative' March up 5th Ave by AIDS Activists.
Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders fired by President Bill Clinton over the mention of Masturbation at the United Nations World AIDS Day.
ACT UP's Civil Disobedience Training, A 29-minute edited excerpt from a 5-hour Civil Disobedience Training Session regularly conducted by ACT UP.
FBI targets ACT UP. Though the Freedom of Information Act, it was revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) maintains a file on ACT UP. This program also contains numerous video clips documenting ACTIONS against then-President George Bush, 05/23/95
ACT UP's 10th Year Anniversary AIDS Activist Conference: Donald Grove Plenary Speech: "Fucked-Up Models of AIDS Prevention". Opening Plenary Speech by Donald Grove focuses on society using AIDS as social blackmail regarding the one-for-one needle exchange model in the U.S.A. Also includes footage of ACT UP's 10th anniversary demonstration on 03/24/97.
00912 and 00913
Storytelling to celebrate ACT UP's 10th Anniversary. Numerous members of ACT UP tell some of their favorite stories and reminiscences to celebrate ACT UP's 10th Anniversary. The Storytellings took place at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City on March 21, 1997. Some of the speakers include Virg Parks, Maxine Wolf, Michael Petrelis, and Ron Goldberg, Michael Laurel, Mark Milano, David Robinson and Ann Northrop. [two parts, 29:00 each]
Interview with the late PWA Zen Monk Donge John Haber
"Artists Readings" (60:00).
Readings by Jaime Manrique, Ann d'Adesky, Sarah Schulman, Bea Gates, Mariana Romo-Carmona, and David Feinberg. Originally broadcast for World AIDS Day 24-hour telecast on CUNY-TV on December 1, 1993.
CDC Action (NYC Demonstrations 5/21/91
"Should Sex Clubs and Back Rooms be Closed" Community Forum
Target Bush: Kennebunkport and the White House ('91)
Governor Mario Cuomo Speech and Satire (with apologizes to Liza Minelli)
Battle Over AIDS Drug Review (TAG vs. ACT UP 9/20/94)
The AIDS Cure Project: Community Discussion
MIX'94 Festival AIDS Programs Prevue Compilation Excerpts
01256 and 01257
First AIDS "Tzar" Kristine Gebbie Community Forum
01258 and 01263
EVR in NYC (Eligibility Verification Review)
Smacking Against Boundaries
Latino AIDS Conference, NYC
NY State AIDS Advisory Council
Virginia Apuzzo, History and the Denver Principles
Yokohama AIDS Conference
Parallel Track and Roche Pre-Action, 2/19/93
Hoffman LaRoche Action [and misc]. February 9, 1993 -- One hundred and fifty ACT UP members along with TAG, Target Hoffman LaRoche in Nutley, NJ. The demonstrators chain themselves to gates and trucks to block access to the office complex, resulting in 23 arrests. This program also contains photographs and announcement of Hunger Strikes by Haitian Political Refugees quarantined at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, incarcerated and held because they are HIV-positive. This program also contains Arthur Ashe's speech at the United Nations shortly before his death from AIDS.
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