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    • Police Contract: Portlanders Speak Out (clips) - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      These clips are from an August 2019 forum held by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform about the Portland Police Association contract. For context, the contract t...
    • The Deliberate Documentarian: Making "The Reluctant Radical" (clips) - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      In this show we interviewed Lindsey Grayzel, a Portland area filmmaker who created "The Reluctant Radical." Her movie follows Ken Ward, an activist so concerned about climate change that he engaged...
    • Labor Beat's Larry Duncan: Don't Mourn, Organize! (1992) - Duration: 11 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Larry Duncan, a cofounder of the long-running series about workers' rights "Labor Beat," sat down to talk with Flying Focus in a show that originally aired in January 1992. His talk touches on the ...
    • Iran and the Iraqi Refugees: Gulf War Update 10/91 with Ann & Bruce Huntwork - Duration: 38 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Two of Portland's most dedicated peace activists talk about their two months on the border of Iran and Iraq shortly after the "Gulf War" of 1991. Posting this in 2018, it resonates strongly about h...
    • Internment of Japanese Americans: Civil Liberties in Wartime clip - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      This clip features Dr. David Adler from the University of Idaho, who spoke at Portland State Universtity for the 70th anniversary of the executive order that sent Japanese Americans to internment c...
    • 25 Years of Flying Focus Clips - Duration: 6 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      See parts of roughly 50 Flying Focus shows in 6.5 minutes in this clip from our "25th Busiversary."

      The full show plays back the weeks of November 14 and 21, 2016, for details see http://www.flyi...
    • Portland Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial 2016 promo: Aug 9, 6 PM - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Please come to this year's event "Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Creating a Nuclear-Free Future" Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6:00-7:00 PM
      Japanese American Historical Plaza, NW Naito Pkwy and Davis...
    • Bush protest update 1991 - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      After a protest against George HW Bush in Portland in 1991, Portland Police used video to arrest protestors after the fact. The protest took place Sept. 19, 1991 and Flying Focus covered it live (s...
    • Citizen Review Committee: Moving Flying Focus' Camera - Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      At the end of the March 2, 2016 Citizen Review Committee meeting, CRC members discussed the issue of where Flying Focus member Dan Handelman should put his camera, noting that Daryl Turner of the P...
    • Rudeness or Racial Profiling? Portland's Police Review Board 2013 clip - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      This show spotlights the Citizen Review Committee (CRC), Portland's so-called police review board. FFVC tapes every one of the CRC's hearings, but the system is so complex and confusing that the De...
    • Oregonians Expose US Drone Strikes in Pakistan - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      This clip is from a talk given by four Oregonians who traveled to Pakistan in 2012 to expose the harm being done by US drone warfare. The first person is Trudy Cooper from Portland Code Pink descri...
    • Rosalie Riegle: Putting It All On the Line for Peace - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Riegle, a peace activist and historian, shares stories from her interviews with activists who speak out against war. They gave her the inside view on why they wanted to be activists-- and why they ...
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    • Nathan McCall: Effects of Gentrification - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      Clips from the author of "Them" and "Makes Me Wanna Holler" talking about race and power. The whole one hour program (VB #68.11&12) is available from Flying Focus (http://www.flyingfocus.org).
    • Sonia Nieto: Diversity and Thriving in Schools - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Author Sonia Nieto visited Portland and talked about her research into what makes schools and teachers thrive, including the benefits of teaching in multicultural classrooms. The whole talk is avai...
    • Mind Freedom: Mental Health Choice and Empowerment - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      Here are a few short clips from a panel representing mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors who spoke on how to further organize for change in the mental health system.
      The speakers are...
    • Community Dialogue on Racial Profiling - Duration: 93 seconds.

      • 13 years ago
      A 90-second clip from our show on a dialogue between police and community members about police bias against people of color. The event was coordinated by Oregon Action in June, 2006.
      Also see http...
    • Women Confronting Globalization - Duration: 89 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      A clip from the Flying Focus program, "Women Confronting Globalization" (VB #58.7&8)featuring Christina Obregon, an organizer from Chicago with the Mexican Solidarity Network. Taping in Dec. '05 Ch...
    • A Nonviolent Response to Genocide (clips) - Duration: 93 seconds.

      • 13 years ago
      Clips from a show featuring Dr. Elavie Ndura of Burundi, a Hutu widow who calls for cultural competency and understanding as a way to avoid violence like she experienced. Also see
    • Native Perspectives on Sustainability: Nichole Maher - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 12 years ago
      Nichole Maher of the Tlingit tribe describes a vision of sustainability in this 2 minute clip from our 1/2 hour program (Video Bus #65.5). Maher is Executive Director of NAYA in Portland.
    • Rethinking Psychiatry - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      A two-day symposium was held in Portland in May, 2011 to explore the changing face of psychiatry in light of research on the effects of medications as outlined in "Anatomy of an Epidemic" by noted ...
    • Fifteen Years of Flying Focus - Duration: 7 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 13 years ago
      A look back at the first fifteen years of Flying Focus Video Collective, using video as a tool for social change since 1991.
      Also see http://www.flyingfocus.org/videoclips.html#Fifteenyears
    • David Hilliard and the Black Panthers - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      David Hilliard, a leader in the Black Panther Party in the 1960s, spoke in the Portland area about international connections, social programs, empowerment work, and persecution by the FBI. Here he ...
    • Real Questions (Restorative Listening Project #3) - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      Senior Pastor Don Frazier of the inter-racial Genesis Community Fellowship Congregation shares experiences about growing up in North Portland and how gentrification affected the community. He calle...
    • Bush protest update 1991 - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      After a protest against George HW Bush in Portland in 1991, Portland Police used video to arrest protestors after the fact. The protest took place Sept. 19, 1991 and Flying Focus covered it live (s...
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