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Twenty-Fifth Busiversary (2015-16)

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.

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.

Part 1 (28:27):

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

Part 1:

  1. 0:00: Opening Credits
  2. 1:15: Welcome with PC Peri, Dan Handelman and Barb Greene
  3. 1:46: Clips: 25 Years of Flying Focus
  4. Busiversary/Foreign Affairs
  5. 8:22: Intro with PC, Dan and Barb
  6. 9:47: VB 97.10&11 Report from Viet Nam 2015
  7. 11:45: Introduction with Dan
  8. 12:31: VB 100.10&11 Brian Willson: Return to Viet Nam
  9. 14:31: Intro with Barb, Dan
  10. 15:14: VB 98.9 25 Years Working for Peace in Iraq
  11. Animal Rights
  12. 17:18: Intro with Barb and Aiden Samuel-John
  13. 18:14: VB 100.5 Living with Compassion
  14. Multicultural Issues
  15. 20:12: Introduction with PC and Barb
  16. 20:59: VB 99.2&3 Intisar Abioto: The Black Portlanders Project
  17. Civil Rights
  18. 22:54: Introduction with PC
  19. 23:40: VB 101.1&2 Prisoners' Advice: Dedicate Your Life
  20. 25:38: Summary Part 1 with PC, Dan and the crew
  21. 27:00: End Credits
You can use these times to find a particular section if you want to jump to a certain portion of the show.

Part 2 (27:23):

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

Part 2:

  1. 0:00: Opening Credits
  2. 1:15: Welcome Back with PC Peri and Dan Handelman
  3. Foreign Affairs
  4. 3:01: Introduction with Dan
  5. 3:45: VB 99.6&7 Jeff Halper: Globalizing Palestine
  6. 5:45: Introduction with Dan
  7. 6:30: VB 98.5&6 End the Wars: 14 Years in Afghanistan
  8. Environmental Justice
  9. 8:30: Intro with Dan
  10. 9:15: VB 100.1&2 Youth, Climate Change & Dahr Jamail
  11. 11:15: Intro with Allen Evans
  12. 12:23: VB 98.11&12 What is Community Solar Power?
  13. 14:23: Intro with Allen
  14. 15:07: VB 99.10&11 Erin Brockovich: Environmental Organizing in Portland
  15. 17:03: Introduction with Barb Greene & PC
  16. 17:49: VB 101.3&4 The End of the World As We Know It
  17. Systems of Government
  18. 19:50: Introduction with Barb & PC
  19. 20:31: VB 98.1&2 How ALEC Writes Our Rights Away
  20. Organizing for Change
  21. 22:29: Introduction with Barb & PC
  22. 23:09: VB 100.7&8 Paul Engler: Change the World Through Peaceful Uprising
  23. 25:02: Summary part 2 with PC and Dan
  24. 25:51: End Credits/Behind the Scenes
You can use these times to find a particular section if you want to jump to a certain portion of the show.

The two-part show (VB #101.07&08) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage and is streaming on line at our full Restrospectives You Tube channel.

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