Flying Focus Video Collective
3439 NE Sandy Bv
Portland, OR 97232
Using video as a tool for social change
The medical research establishment tells us that research on animals is necessary to obtain information about human conditions and cures for human illness. In "The Human Cost of Animal Research" (VB#39.8&9), Dr. Ray Greek, a physician, medical school instructor, and former animal researcher, debunks that myth. In his talk and slide show, he describes the fallacies involved in extrapolating the results of animal experimentation to humans. He explains why animal research is so prevalent, even though it does not contribute to human health and is actually a waste of taxpayers' money.
William Upski Wimsatt, the author of Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons spoke last year at a benefit for the Active Element Foundation and the Independent Publishing Resource Center. An impassioned proponent of the hip-hop culture, he covered a variety of issues, including community organizing, the need to bring different groups together, rape, how the prison industry is like lip balm, and the cool rich kids' philanthropic movement (Check out VB#38.3&4, "No More Prisons").
Comedian Kevin Nealon hosted the first annual Non-Fatal Bite held in Portland in August, 2000, on