James Wentzy video documentary footage archived at the New York Public Library. [see also DIVA TV]
UNDER CONSTRUCTION It should be noted that this is a very partial list amidst an on-going collection of AIDS activist videos archived. Aside from the complete on-going listing currently available at the NYPL, we expect to have a more comprehensive listing of programs on this website shortly.
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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
Haitian INS Demonstration and
Mark Lowe Fisher Political Funeral
New York City 11/2/1992 Hi8 Original
01232 and 01233
Jeffrey Schmalz Memorial Service
12/4/1993 Hi8 Original and Edited
History of the Religious Right-Wing Community Forum
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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
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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