Man with a Video Camera

1988 | 00:06:03 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | 8mm video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Activism, City, Crime or Violence, Documentary, Media Analysis, State, The

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After an all-night session of editing Free Society, Garrin headed home with video-8 camera in-hand, only to happen upon the Tompkins Square riots. As police tried to enforce a curfew aimed at removing homeless people from the park, Garrin began gathering footage of cops beating up protesters. He was then attacked by police himself, as the camera continued to roll. The footage was subsequently incorporated into Free Society, in which the military myth of "protect and serve" is dismantled by first-hand experience.

This title is also available on Paul Garrin Videoworks: Volume 1.