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VIDEO: Twenty-Fifth Busiversary (2015-16) (part 1)

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, Flying Focus created the two-part "Twenty-Fifth Busiversary." The first part opens with a 6.5 minute look at our first 24 years, featuring clips of some 50 shows. Then Flying Focus volunteers come out from behind the cameras to look at the 2015/2016 season of "video as a tool for social change." Four producers and an interviewer talk about the 14 shows produced by Flying Focus for the weekly "Video Bus" between November 2015 and October 2016.
Twenty-Fifth Busiversary (2015-16) (part 1)

 https://youtu.be/eNfWdFR7oIY - 28 min video


Published on Sep 30, 2018


In part 1, foreign affairs is the subject of two shows about Viet Nam and one about the US' 25-year war on Iraq, plus an animal rights protest at Patagonia, a photography show featuring Black Portlanders, and an event focusing on prisoners' rights.

In part 2, after shows about the globalization of Israel's occupation of Palestine and the 14 year anniversary of the Afghan invasion, five shows touch on the issue of climate change. One includes youth writing contest winners and journalist Dahr Jamail, one focuses on community solar power, one features environmental powerhouse Erin Brockovich, one has Dr. Guy McPherson giving a bleak outlook, and the last one contextualizes climate change as one of the many issues being influenced by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The show wraps up with an inspiring message from author Paul Engler, who reminds people that non-violent movements by less than 5% of the population have led to major changes in the world.

So join producers PC Peri, Dan Handelman, Barb Greene and Allen Evans, and new volunteer Aiden Samuel-John talking about the programs they made.

The 14 sets of clips are taken from 25 episodes. The "Busiversary" was produced by Dan, with about a dozen people working on the studio taping. The Video Bus premiered on November 18, 1991 and has run weekly ever since.

For your information, the chapter breaks we assigned for this video are:

Part 1

0:00 Opening Credits, Part 1
1:15 Welcome with PC Peri, Dan Handelman and Barb Greene
1:46 Clips: 25 Years of Flying Focus
Intro: Busiversary/Foreign Affairs:
8:22 Intro with PC, Dan and Barb
9:47 VB 97.10&11 Report from Viet Nam 2015
11:45 Intro with Dan
12:31 VB 100.10&11 Brian Willson: Return to Viet Nam
14:31 Intro with Barb, Dan
15:14 VB 98.9 25 Years Working for Peace in Iraq
Animal Rights:
17:18 Intro with Barb and Aiden Samuel-John
18:14 VB 100.5 Living with Compassion
Multicultural Issues:
20:12 Intro with PC, Barb
20:59 VB 99.2&3 Intisar Abioto: The Black Portlanders Project
Civil Rights:
22:54 Intro with PC
23:40 VB 101.1&2 Prisoners' Advice: Dedicate Your Life
25:38 Summary with PC, Dan, and the crew, Part 1
27:00 End credits

See part 2 of this show at  https://youtu.be/jevHKOh3YRo

Vol. CI, Nos. 7 & 8
Twenty-Fifth Busiversary
Originally aired November, 2016

The two-part show (VB #101.07&08) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage, see  http://www.flyingfocus.org for more information.

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