Every medium, every art form can cry out against oppression (video)

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We start things off this week with 2 music videos back to back from Vancouver’s feisty film maker, Franklin Lopez.

“Bush Don’t Like Black People” and “We’re at war with ourselves.” Franklin is one of our favorites, he is an award-winning filmmaker originally hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. His stuff is hilarious and politically barbed. You can view more of Frank’s work on http://www.submedia.tv

Boiko: ballet-“We Should Know Their Names” Who says this isn’t a diverse show? In this section we present a Patricia Boiko-produced dance video. The US invasion and occupation of Iraq seeps into every aspect of our lives, and jumps out in unexpected places. In this piece, dancers perform with a banner, upon which are written the names of all the US war dead. Their point is clear and powerful, and the subtext is that EVERY medium, every art form can cry out against oppression and war.

Interview with 14yr olds about FCC. When the FCC came to Seattle to hold a public hearing about media consolidation, over a thousand people turned out to give them a piece of their mind. Among them were these 14 year old twins.

Pepperspray Productions formed shortly after the WTO protests in Seattle, in response to the Independent Media Center’s call, “don’t hate the media, be the media!”. We believe that the Corporate Media is not telling us the whole story, and that the people must make our own media if we want our voices to be heard.

Related websites:

Independent Media Center


Indymedia NewsReal


Free Speech TV:


Added: January 19, 2008