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Check Flying Focus' YouTube channel for restrospective programs at https://www.youtube. com/channel/UC0xOIqdP_5bu18Hu5uhE2Qw
Also see our video clips pages for short excerpts from some shows and Streaming page for other full length shows.

Current streaming restrospective videos are:

2011-2017

Twenty-First through Twenty-Sixth Busiversaries

More shows coming soon!

Check out the Flying Focus Restrospecives YouTube channel to view these shows directly!

    Twenty-Sixth Busiversary (2016-17) (parts 1&2)
    This "Busiversary" features 13 programs produced between Nov. 2016 and Oct. 2017. Three of the four producers speak about why they made the shows they did, and some of the crew make appearances as well.

    Part 1 features two commemorations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (from 2016 and 2017). Four shows examine organizing for change and systems of government: Teaching for Social Justice speaker Kevin Kumashiro, a panel looking at money in politics, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman giving a local talk, and visionary speaker Charles Eisenstein.

    Part 2 starts out with a World Bank participant on climate change. Two shows taped at the Portland conference on Mental Health and Law Enforcement (Elyn Saks and police at mental health crises) lead into two shows on police issues-- a City Council hearing about Portland officers tasering a man and a march for justice and equality. The show closes out with two more panels: examining the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans, and Asian American / Pacific Islanders connecting struggles for racial justice.

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    Twenty-Fifth Busiversary (2015-16) (parts 1&2)
    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."

    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.

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    Twenty-Fourth Busiversary (2014-15) (parts 1&2)
    Join Flying Focus volunteers for a "behind the scenes" look at the 2014-2015 season of "video as a tool for social change." Four producers, an editor and a camera operator talk about the 13 shows produced by Flying Focus for the weekly "Video Bus" between November 2014 and October 2015 in this two-part retrospective show. PC Peri, Dan Handelman, Barb Greene and Allen Evans talk about the programs they made. JT Waldron and Chris Fuzell flesh out some details on the shows they worked on about how eating vegetarian can help the planet and police accountability, respectively.

    Other topics covered this year include: First Nations struggles and their similarities to the occupation in Palestine; war and peace/nuclear issues, how prison art changes lives, ending dependence on coal for energy, a bike ride for ending climate change, and Juneteenth.

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    Twenty-Third Busiversary (2013-14) (parts 1&2)
    This version of Flying Focus' annual retrospective features five volunteer producers highlighting shows about the environment, racial and economic justice, education, war and peace, nuclear issues, media literacy, labor struggles, animal rights and creative "reuse" recycling. Part 1 includes clips from Barb Greene, PC Peri, Mike Brown and Dan Handelman which focus on brownfields, Latinos' experiences in Oregon and in the classrooms, what's wrong with "Common Core," the legal and grassroots efforts to end war, and two shows about the ongoing US presence in Afghanistan.

    Part 2 has Dan, Allen Evans, and Barb talking about Hiroshima Day 2013, police accountability and housing rights, the stories you don't know being exposed by Project Censored, protests against Walmart, the health risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the elephants in Portland's zoo, and "getting your junk fixed" at the Repair Cafe.

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    Twenty-Second Busiversary (2012-13) (parts 1&2)
    While the subjects of war and peace, nuclear issues and LGBTQ rights are part of this "Busiversary," the most common theme of the 12 shows we produced in 2012-2013 was race and racism. Shows about police and FBI racial profiling (and "terrorism" stings), how race (and mental illness and economics) impacts the death penalty, and "Jim Crow" laws are addressed by attorney and author Michelle Alexander, housing expert Kevin Boyle, and a forum on African American Dads.

    On part 2, after a clip from Kylar Broadus, a trans man of color who works for justice, the clips feature talk of those who went to jail pursuing peace, a Hanford down-winder, the annual Hiroshima Day memorial, Portlanders who went to Pakistan to investigate the effects of drone strikes, and Cathy Breen's talk about her 10 years later visit to Iraq.

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    Twenty-First Busiversary (2011-12) (parts 1&2)
    Civil liberties, gentrification, women surviving homelessness, food health and mental health, and foreign affairs take front and center on the "Busiversary," Flying Focus' annual retrospective sharing clips from the 2011-2012 season of the Flying Focus Video Bus. Looking back at excerpts from 12 shows, FFVC's volunteer producers come out from behind the cameras to explain why they feel the information in these shows is so important.

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2001-2011

Eleventh through Twentieth Busiversaries
    Twentieth Busiversary (2010-11) (parts 1&2)
    Portland's Flying Focus Video Collective celebrates 20 years of creating social justice videos on these two episodes of the Video Bus. The show begins with an eight-minute look back at Flying Focus' first 19 years, featuring audio from an interview on KBOO's "Behind the Screen." That is followed by 2 minute clips from more recent programs.

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    Nineteenth Busiversary (2009-2010) (parts 1&2)
    What do electric vehicles, nuclear weapons, gentrification, corporate personhood, the situations in Gaza, the Congo and Peru, psychiatric drugs, animal rights and a vegan diet have in common? They were all subjects of shows on the Flying Focus Video Bus in 2009-2010. Watching the show, you can see and hear first-hand why we think these issues are important.

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    Eighteenth Busiversary (2008-09) (parts 1&2)
    Join Flying Focus in celebration of 18 years of creating social justice videos and get an idea about who makes up Flying Focus and why they created the 13 shows (made up of 24 half-hour episodes) between November 2008 and October 2009. Five producers as well as a few video volunteers appear on screen to introduce 2-1/2 minute clips from these programs. Topics include gentrification, US policy in the Middle East (Iraq, Israel/Palestine), civil liberties, animal rights, US policy in Latin America (Peru) and Africa (Congo), Blackwater's "private army," sustainability, immigrant rights, issues surrounding the 2008 election, and inner peace through Buddhism.

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    Seventeenth Busiversary (2007-08) (parts 1&2)
    Flying Focus celebrates its 17th year providing videos on social justice issues on cable access. On the "Seventeenth Busiversary," seven people introduce clips from 14 shows (made up of 24 half-hour episodes) they produced between November 2007 and October 2008. Topics include gentrification, US policy in the Middle East (Iraq, Iran, Israel/Palestine), civil liberties/Guantanamo, health care via vegetarian diets, a new trade deal known as "NAFTA with guns," empowering people with mental health issues, Native American perspectives on sustainability, corporate influence on the media, nuclear issues and concerns in Peru, Bolivia, Nigeria, the Congo, and other countries.

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    Sixteenth Busiversary (2006-07) (parts 1&2)
    This retrospective features four people who produced 14 shows (made up of 24 half-hour episodes) between November 2006 and November 2007, and short clips from those programs. Subject matter ranges from US policy in the Middle East (Iraq, Iran, Israel/Palestine) to raising consciousness about the women in the Congo and the children and animals in Peru, to nuclear weapons, the "war on terror," women's equality, animal rights, police accountability and Native American perspectives on sustainability.

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    Fifteenth Busiversary (2005-06) (parts 1&2)
    On November 18, 2006 the weekly series the Flying Focus Video Bus officially turned 15 years old.

    This show features six volunteer producers who created 17 shows. Three of the shows focused on war and peace issues, particularly the invasion and occupation of Iraq, two were about analyzing the media, two were about human rights in Peru, while others showcased women's issues, police accountability, and environmental themes.

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    Fourteenth Busiversary (2004-05) (parts 1&2)
    On this "Busiversary" six volunteer producers introduce clips from their 2004-2005 shows-- Barb Greene, Dan Handelman, Yvonne Simmons, Martin Evans, Daniel Webb and Adam Bernstein. A large number of shows revolve around the occupation of Iraq and related issues including Voices in the Wilderness' facing fines in federal court. Two shows specifically spotlighted the Israel/Palestine situation, including one featuring the parents of Rachel Corrie. Other topics include: Biodiesel, he importance of independent media (featuring Amy Goodman), animal rights, copyrights, and women's rights; women in times of war, human rights work in Peru, social security and post-apartheid South Africa. Also included are clips from a 5-par "Speakers and Events" program which covered the 2004 National Conference on Police Accountability, held in Portland.

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    Thirteenth Busiversary (2003-2004) (parts 1&2)
    These two episodes feature seven volunteer producers who created 15 shows from December, 2003 to October, 2004. Flying Focus members introducing clips include Barb Greene, Martin Evans, Caley Haaken- Heymann, Daniel Webb, Daniel Goldman and Morgan Currie. 2004 featured quite a number of shows revolving around the occupation of Iraq; the Israel/Palestine situation (including a "refusenik" Israeli who would not serve in Lebanon), and "organizing for change" (nonviolent communication, anger management, and cultural conflicts). Other shows included alternative media guru Dee Dee Halleck, two labor rallies, a talk on the health effects of Depleted Uranium, the keynote speaker at a conference on "War, Peace and the Media," environmental activist Derrick Jensen, tax expert David Cay Johnston, and Flying Focus' friend Yvonne Simmons reporting on a Women in Black international conference.

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    Twelfth Busiversary (2002-03) (parts 1&2)
    The "Twelfth Busiversary" features clips from 25 programs produced since December 2002. A number of shows revolved around the impending and actual war on Iraq, several on civil rights issues, one on the environment, and a "guest" video from Amnesty International on Guatemala. A new section of our catalog entitled "Organizing for Change" was created after we presented three Oregon Peace Institute workshops on the Video Bus on group organization and dynamics. Finishing up the program is FFVC producer Yvonne Simmons who introduces a short tribute to her canine companion, Mischief, the Peace Dog, who died in April 2003.

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    Eleventh Busiversary (2001-02) (parts 1&2)
    During a potluck gathering, Flying Focus producers and videographers taped introductions reviewing the 2001-2002 season of the Flying Focus Video Bus. On this program, they share short clips from 26 half-hour programs. There are a number of programs around the aftermath of September 11 and US policy on Iraq; several shows on economic justice (including poverty, homelessness, and international debt issues); environmental justice, peace, multicultural issues, a tribunal on the US embargo on Cuba, and more.

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    Tenth Busiversary (2000- 2001) (parts 1&2)
    Marking exactly 10 years and some 500 episodes of the Flying Focus Video Bus, producers looked back on the programs from the 2000-2001 year, adding a 7-minute retrospective of the first 9 years of the weekly show. Here you will see clips from 24 half-hour programs and one "Speakers and Events" show. Three programs deal with police accountability issues, three others with international human rights; four have to do with animal rights and others cover such diverse issues as prostitution, homelessness, media activism (and literacy), prisons, peace, and the rights of the disabled.

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1991-2001

First through Tenth Busiversaries
    Ninth Busiversary (1999- 2000) (parts 1&2)
    This retrospective features clips from six programs about the devastation caused by U.S. policy in Iraq, including one featuring footage returned by U.S. Customs and one with radical ex- priest Philip Berrigan, two programs promoting equality for sexual minorities, two others on global economics, one on natural birthing, a show of a poetry reading by homeless authors and another with writer Carol Adams. There are also of famous anti-death penalty advocate Helen Prejean, a discussion on the situation in Tibet, the 1999 anti-WTO protest in Seattle and the 2000 Democratic Convention protest in Los Angeles, a benefit for a homeless youth program, a show on the women of Sierra Leone, and more.

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    Eighth Busiversary (1998-99) (parts 1&2)
    Producers stepped forward to introduce clips from 20 Video Bus and three "Speakers and Events" programs made between December 1998 and November 1999. Topics include three shows about the sanctions on Iraq, two about the U.S.' nuclear policies, two about animal rights, one about the U.S./NATO war in Yugoslavia, one about the impact of pop singers the Spice Girls, and quite a few examining the domination of today's world by corporations. Hear about the shows from producers Dan Handelman, Barb Greene, Sharon Gail, Hyung Nam, PC Peri, Kyle Yamada, Jim Lockhart and Cyndy Chan. Also represented is work by Jayson Long, Andrew Davelis, Yvonne Simmons and many more.

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    Seventh Busiversary (1997-98) (parts 1&2)
    From Animal Rights to Historical Analysis, the Seventh Season of the Flying Focus Video Bus touched many topics. You will meet producers Mary Burwell, Moss Drake, Hyung Nam, Dan Handelman, Jayson Long, Barb Greene and Andrew Davelis. Flying Focus founding member PC Peri contextualizes the program with brief introductions. Works presented include those of producers Frank Mahoney, Vanessa Renwick and Yvonne Simmons.

    The program features clips from 18 pieces including three shows about women who organize, two about the labor practices of NIKE, two about the fate of Latino workers in Oregon, two about U.S. policy in Iraq, and numerous others touching on the situation in Bosnia, homeopathic health care, monopoly media ownership, and much more.

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    Sixth Busiversary (1996- 97) (parts 1&2)
    Flying Focus producers Barb Greene, Dan Handelman, Hyung Nam, Moss Drake and PC Peri introduce clips from 1996-97 episodes of the Flying Focus Video Bus. Works of associated producers Elizabeth Atly, Pam Minty, Ann Faucher, Jerry Ebeltoft and Joe Weiner are also presented. Guest co-producer Mary Burwell introduces clips from a program on a four-day march against the death penalty. Clips from other shows include information on animal rights issues, organizing farmworkers, a women's rights tribunal, environmental sustainability, justice issues in Indonesia/East Timor, and much more.

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    Fifth Busiversary (The Video Bus is 5 Years Old!) (1994-95) (parts 1&2)
    Beginning with 10 minutes of clips from our first four years, core Flying Focus producers Elizabeth Atly, Moss Drake, Dan Handelman, PC Peri and Marjorie, sitting in for Barb Greene, introduce clips from 1995-96 programs. Associate producers share programs they produced. Clips include info on a women's peace camp in England, Cuba, the substance of news, the environment, police accountability, the death penalty, vegan cooking/ animal rights issues, and much more.

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    Fourth Busiversary (1994-95) (parts 1&2)
    Meet Flying Focus producers Elizabeth Atly, Moss Drake, Dan Handelman and PC Peri in an "in the round" studio setting. Associate producers give testimonials about the group and join in a retrospective of programs from the Video Bus for its fourth full year, 1995. Clips from shows include information on Former Yugoslavia, Cuba, city planning, the environment, police accountability, death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, the late film-maker Marlon Riggs, and much more.

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    Third Busiversary (1993- 94) (parts 1&2)
    Flying Focus producers Elizabeth Atly, Moss Drake, Sharon Gail, Dan Handelman, Frank Mahoney and PC Peri in a retrospective of programs from the Video Bus for 1994. Producers assembled clips from shows on topics from Cuba to computers, environmental justice to police accountability, neighborhood concerns to a visit to Former Yugoslavia.

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