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Lettres du Voyant, Louis Henderson
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“To take back the gold that was stolen from us – this is the object of our actions.”

Lettres du Voyant is a documentary-fiction about spiritism and technology in contemporary Ghana, which attempts to uncover some truths about a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: myth, post-colonialism, religion/spirituality, technology

Valerie Maynard: An Interview
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In this 1996 interview, African-American sculptor, printmaker and designer Valerie Maynard (b.1937) describes growing up in Harlem in the mid...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: activism, african-american, politics, sculpture, social justice, vdb interviews, visual art

Dr. Hip Pocrates
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In this tape, the Videofreex record their visit with Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld, then recognized widely for his popular medical advice column, Dear Dr. Hip Pocrates, which doled out information about sex and drugs. At the time of this session in...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: documentation, health, journalism

2013 | 23:25
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The Battle of Karbala (680) resulted in the death of Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and all his supporters. This battle is central to Shi'a Muslim belief in which the martyrdom of Hussein is mourned by an annual commemoration, Ashura....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: history, middle east, religion/spirituality, ritual, war

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This month, Video Data Bank continues its longstanding collaboration with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The 44th edition of the...
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Video Data Bank has long been devoted to the ongoing preservation of video works in the collection, and we have been working for a number of...
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Thursday, October 16th – 6:00 p.m. Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60640 In his playful and thought-provoking short...
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The world of cinema lost a comrade in July with the sudden passing of Harun Farocki. Video Data Bank Director Abina Manning will present a tribute...