Direct Effect PSAs--Volume 2

1991 | 00:08:40 | United States | English | Color | Stereo

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Activism, AIDS/HIV, Feminism, Health, Politics, PSA

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This video collects public service announcements created by a number of independent producers, including Jem Cohen and Michael Stipe of R.E.M.  Powerful and provocative, these PSAs address issues such as organic farming, abortion rights, street harassment, and the environment. Included are:

They Have Dreams by Natalie Merchant and Abigail Simon which focuses on the plight of homeless children.

Monuments by Adam Cohen counsels consideration of what monuments we leave for the future in the wake of military build-ups and ever-expanding landfills.

Family by Yalonda Busbee and Dorothy Owusu frankly confronts the negative assumptions about single black mothers with the positive, life-affirming truths.

Right to Know by Jason Kliot announces the federal ruling granting all citizens access to information on toxic waste locations.

Sexual Harassment by Jane Pratt and Patti Hunter reframes the issue of sexual harassment as a matter of respect for a woman’s privacy on the street and elsewhere.

Step out of the Shadows by Joana Vincente emphasizes that the right to vote is a responsibility and a privilege that leads to empowerment.

This Is a Condom by Jim McKay provides basic information about condoms, providing slang terms, in the service of safe sex education. 

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 1992