Step Forward Youth, Menelik Shabazz
It was the mid-seventies and black youth mostly British born were being perceived through the media as thieves and criminals (what's changed?). I was upset by this interpretation and wanted to show a different reality to media sensationalism. It was a time when those growing up here or born here in the UK were treated as outcasts and invisible- unless something negative happened. As with one incident I remember when two youths robbed an elderly women who died in Birmingham. The Judge gave them 21 years!! We lived in the shadows of Enoch Powell's speech predicting black immigration would lead to conflict and 'blood on our streets'. I was living in another reality of Macolm X, Black Panthers, Angela Davis and George Jackson which was shaping my views about the world I wanted to change. STEP FORWARD YOUTH was my first film project. The title came from a reggae tune of the same name by Prince Jazzbo. I wanted this film to be relevant to my community more than looking for outside recognition. I teamed up with David Kinoshi who was also the same film school to make the film. We became very close, we hung out, chased girls, went raving together we were gonna change the film world. In those days we were shooting on raw 16mm film stock which was expensive, but we were not daunted. With the help of a few donors we managed to gather enough to give encouragement. The main funder was David's uncle who was a fairly rich Nigerian. He owned an apartment in St Johns Wood, London. To get his money we had to turn up at his apartment at 10am regularly, he kept us waiting for hours whilst he had a bath, and talked on the phone. His display of power didn't go down too well with us till eventually we got tired of playing his game. Anyway he coughed some of the money. It wasn't enough and I had to make a decision about whether we should stop and wait to get more money or keep going. I decided to keep going – it was the most important decision of my life – aged 21. We continued on, and with a few favours managed to edit and complete the film and Uncle came in with some more money that helped us through the film procession costs.'
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Our Friend Angela
Angela Davis giving a speech to a packed auditorium of young Russian male and female children who are part of the Pioneer's Club, stating that she "never realized children can do so many things, be so creative, and can do almost all of the things that adults can do"; middle-aged adult Russian woman standing beside her. Davis on stage with rows of Russian male and female children standing behind her; adult Russian men taking pictures in FG. Davis speaking to packed auditorium of Russian male and female children of all ages. Davis promises to take the joy of the Soviet youth spirit back to the States and fight for children against poverty, disease, and ghetto drug peddlers. Russian girls clapping and chant. Auditorium full of Russian youth clapping, waiving flags and banners.
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FREE SPEECH RALLY IN HYDE PARK. FREE ANGELA DAVIS BANNER, BLACK & WHITE UNITY BANNER, U S TROOPS OUT OF VIETNAM, ETC.. PROTEST PLACARDS, FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE, SPEECH.
ANGELA DAVIS HEARING
ORIG. COLOR 600'SOF / MAG. CUT STORY: BUS-LOADS OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARRIVE & SET UP FOR DEMONSTRATION ON BEHALF OF A. DAVIS (PAINT SIGNS & POSTERS) GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE DANCING FRANTICALLY IN HALLWAY OF COURT. S / U WORDHAM. MORE OF CAMPSITE OF FREE ANGELA GROUP. THEY ARE MAKING POSTERS & BANNERS. THEY SPEAK & SING AMONGST THEM- SELVES. ANGELA WALKS INTO HEARING ROOM; SHE GIVES THE CLINCHED FIST SALUTE AS SHE SMILES AT CAMERA. CLOSE UP SMILING ANGELA, BEAUTIFUL. MORE DANCING IN HALLWAY. MORE SPEECHES AT CAMPSITE. S / U'S WORDHAM. CI: GEOGRAPHIC: CALIF. DEMOS: CALIF. PERSONALITIES: DAVIS, ANGELA. JUSTICE: TRIALS, ANGELA DAVIS.
OCCUPY OAKLAND ANGELA DAVIS SPEECH - 6 - HD
Activist Angela Davis uses the human microphone technique to deliver her speech during the General Strike at Occupy Oakland. She comments on the usefulness of the human mic. Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, available in all forms of HD and SD.
Jacob's Grad Class (06/07/1996)
Nearly seven years ago 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped near his St Joseph, Mn home and never seen again. Last night Jacob's peers graduated from St Cloud Apollo High School and family and friends honored the missing boy at the school's commencement ceremony.
19 20 National edition: [issue of May 15, 2022]
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ANDERSON COOPER 360 8PM AIRCHECK
OCCUPY OAKLAND ANGELA DAVIS SPEECH - 5 - HD
Activist Angela Davis uses the human microphone technique to deliver her speech during the General Strike at Occupy Oakland. She quotes the June Jordan poem "We Are the Ones." Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, available in all forms of HD and SD.
Our Friend Angela
In a large hall, thousands of adult Russian male and female factory and office workers and students have gathered to celebrate Angela Davis; many hold up "Workers of the World Unite" signs and banners. On stage Davis and Kendra Alexander smile and put down bouquets of flowers on table; adult Russian men and women gathered in BG. Two adult Russian women chant in Russian, applauding. Raisa Dementieva, alternate member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the Moscow Party Committee, praises Davis for fighting for a better future for blacks and all Americans; bust of Vladimir Lenin and "Proletarians of All Countries, Unite" sign in Cyrillic in BG. Davis and Kendra listening. Adult Russian man listening. Adult Russian woman listening. Adult Russian men stand and applaud.
19 20 National edition: [issue of 17 April 2022]
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09/29/72 C0028921 / COLOR - KINE FROM HAVANA TELEVISION HAVANA, CUBA: ANGELA DAVIS SPEAKS WITH CASTRO TO HAVANA RALLY:
09/29/72 C0028921 / COLOR - KINE FROM HAVANA TELEVISION HAVANA, CUBA: ANGELA DAVIS SPEAKS WITH CASTRO TO HAVANA RALLY: NXC 46195 "ANGELA DAVIS" SHOWS: MS PAN CROWD APPLAUDING: MCU CUBAN PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO AND OTHER OFFICIALS WITH ANGELA DAVIS EXCHANGING HATS AND TRYING SAME ON FOR FIT: CU ANGELA AND CASTRO LOOK AT SPEECH COPY, CROWD AND CASTRO APPLAUDING: SOF ANGELA DAVIS IN ENGLISH AND TRANSLATION INTO SPANISH: CROWD STANDS APPLAUDING, PAN TO CASTRO SAME: (SHOT 9/28/72 56FT) CUBA - HAVANA COMMUNISM - US CASTRO, FIDEL (SOF IN CUTS) DAVIS, ANGELA - SOF D AGNEW / 56 FT / 16 COL / POS / OPT TRACK 420 FT / 16 COL / POS / CUTS / COLOR PRINT
OCCUPY OAKLAND ANGELA DAVIS SPEECH - 4 - HD
Activist Angela Davis uses the human microphone technique to deliver her speech during the General Strike at Occupy Oakland. She calls for unity and equality. Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, available in all forms of HD and SD.
Woman speaks about freeing Angela Davis
Woman speaks into microphone at Fisk University about progress being made in the South in support of Angela Davis.
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ANGELA DAVIS SHOOTOUT
ROLL A: 1000 OC / CP / SOF MAG & SIL FTG OF ANGELA DAVIS / JUSTICE: TRIALS: DAVIS. CS: PAN SHOT CROWD AT ANGELA DAVIS FREEDOM RALLY. VS DAVIS IN COURTROOM, CROWD, CODEFENDANT ROCHETTE MAGEE. END CS. EXT OF GAS STATION OWNED BY ANGELA'S FATHER. VS MR DAVIS CONDUCTING BUSINESS, COLLECTING MONEY & CARS, CHECKING COCA COLA MACHINE. INTV W/ ANGELA'S MOTHER, SALINA DAVIS. SAYS SHE IS SURE ANGELA IS A POLITICAL PRISONER. VS RALLY, CROWD SINGS HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA. MORE DAVIS & MAGEE IN COURT. MS DAVIS ENTERING BUILDING W/ CROWD. VS B&W PHOTOGRAPHS MARIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ESCAPEES W/ GUNS & HOSTAGES, SHOOTOUT AFTERMATH. VS DAVIS & LAWYER HOWARD MOORE LEAVING COURT BUILDING & SECURITY COMPOUND, ESCORTED TO WAITING CAR. MOORE TALKS TO REPORTERS (HIGH LEVEL OF AMBIENT NOISE) TALKS ABOUT JURY SELECTION. VS MS DAVIS LEAVING COURT BUILDING ON OTHER OCCASION. VS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (UCLA) CAMPUS, DAVIS FREEDOM RALLY, SPECTATORS LISTENING TO SPEECHES, COLLECTION TAKEN IN CROWD. MS UCLA FACULTY MEMBER ADDRESSES CROWD IN DEFENSE OF DAVIS. FORMER DAVIS PROFESSOR ADDRESSES CROWD.
RUSHES: Diane Abbott speech
Diane Abbott speech; ENGLAND: London: Elephant and Castle Leisure Centre:INTDiane Abbott MP (Labour) speech SOT (wearing ‘Angela Davis’ t-shirt).- ‘Diane Abbott, Member of Parliament Hackney North and Stoke Newington’… I come to answer comrade who complains about distress that before general election the media was dominated by the Sharon Atkin affair rather than Labour Party policies, he should address his complaints not to the Black Sections but to to the four Birmingham MPs who sent the offensive letter, to those people who thought axing a Black MP was a vote winner, to those people who feel expulsions are the answer to political arguments- London Labour Party not perfect, I have worked for Ken Livingstone and Linda Bellos… the attacks on the London Labour Party are usually coded attacks on our policies on race, feminism, gay and lesbian rights, veiled attacks, not honest, we must beware of trap of debating around our opponents’ agenda- We need much more involvement by Black people and women in policy making… I defend our policies, based on principle and socialism, would be a great mistake to look for scapegoats, purges- I’ve been in London Labour for 10 years, I’m proud of and will defend our policies on race and I hope everyone here will as wellAbbott departing stage143655 / RUSHES 1447
OCCUPY OAKLAND ANGELA DAVIS SPEECH - 3 - HD
Activist Angela Davis uses the human microphone technique to deliver her speech during the General Strike at Occupy Oakland. She calls for freedom from police brutality and references the 1946 General Strike. Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, available in all forms of HD and SD.
ANGELA DAVIS SHOOTOUT
ROLL A: 1000 OC / CP / SOF MAG & SIL FTG OF ANGELA DAVIS / JUSTICE: TRIALS: DAVIS. CS: PAN SHOT CROWD AT ANGELA DAVIS FREEDOM RALLY. VS DAVIS IN COURTROOM, CROWD, CODEFENDANT ROCHETTE MAGEE. END CS. EXT OF GAS STATION OWNED BY ANGELA'S FATHER. VS MR DAVIS CONDUCTING BUSINESS, COLLECTING MONEY & CARS, CHECKING COCA COLA MACHINE. INTV W/ ANGELA'S MOTHER, SALINA DAVIS. SAYS SHE IS SURE ANGELA IS A POLITICAL PRISONER. VS RALLY, CROWD SINGS HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA. MORE DAVIS & MAGEE IN COURT. MS DAVIS ENTERING BUILDING W/ CROWD. VS B&W PHOTOGRAPHS MARIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ESCAPEES W/ GUNS & HOSTAGES, SHOOTOUT AFTERMATH. VS DAVIS & LAWYER HOWARD MOORE LEAVING COURT BUILDING & SECURITY COMPOUND, ESCORTED TO WAITING CAR. MOORE TALKS TO REPORTERS (HIGH LEVEL OF AMBIENT NOISE) TALKS ABOUT JURY SELECTION. VS MS DAVIS LEAVING COURT BUILDING ON OTHER OCCASION. VS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (UCLA) CAMPUS, DAVIS FREEDOM RALLY, SPECTATORS LISTENING TO SPEECHES, COLLECTION TAKEN IN CROWD. MS UCLA FACULTY MEMBER ADDRESSES CROWD IN DEFENSE OF DAVIS. FORMER DAVIS PROFESSOR ADDRESSES CROWD.
Abolition of slavery: high school students meet Angela Davis
Loire Bretagne
OCCUPY OAKLAND ANGELA DAVIS SPEECH - 2 - HD
Activist Angela Davis uses the human microphone technique to deliver her speech during the General Strike at Occupy Oakland. She speaks about Occupy movements around the world. Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, available in all forms of HD and SD.
Abolition of slavery: high school students meet Angela Davis
Loire Bretagne
CLEAN : Feminist activist Angela Davis gives speech in Montevideo
The feminist activist Angela Davis gives speech at the Solis Theater in Montevideo Uruguay (Footage by AFPTV via Getty Images)
ANGELA DAVIS / CHICAGO SEVEN
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FILM TRANSFER FTG FOR CS ON CHICAGO SEVEN / ANGELA DAVIS. 12:14:41 B&W ANIMATED FTG OF SPACECRAFT. NARRATOR AUDIO. 12:14:52 SLATE. 12:14:59 TIGHT SHOT OF ANGELA DAVIS IN COURT IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IN EARLY 1970'S (NO AUDIO). 12:15:22 VS OF DAVIS AT DEFENSE TABLE & PEOPLE IN COURT. 12:15:38 TIGHT SHOT OF DAVIS WALKING TOWARDS BUILDING W/ OTHERS. 12:15:48 TIGHT SHOT OF DAVIS WALKING THROUGH FENCE DOOR W/ OTHERS. 12:15:52 MS OF DAVIS ENTERING COURTHOUSE NEAR POLICE OFFICER. 12:15:57 TIGHT SHOT OF DAVIS AT PODIUM AS SHE DELIVERS SPEECH. 12:16:03 SHE SAYS THEY HAVE TO SHOW OTHERS THEY HAVE RIGHT TO BE AFRAID. 12:16:08 TIGHT SHOT OF DAVIS & BLACK WOMAN AT PRESS CONFERENCE. 12:16:09 TIGHT SHOT OF DAVIS WHO SAYS MS WALKER SHOULD REPORT ON TOPIC. 12:16:20 MS OF WALKER WHO SAYS RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY STUDENTS TODAY WILL BE PASSED ON TO ACADEMIC SENATE. 12:16:41 TIGHT SHOT OF DAVIS WHO DELIVERS SPEECH & SAYS CALCULATED GENOCIDE OF RANKS OF BLACK PANTHER PARTY IS MOST EXTREME FORM OF REPRESSION COMING DOWN IN THIS SOCIETY & OPPRESSION OF WHICH UNIVERSITY REGENTS ARE BUT ONE OF THE INSTRUMENTS. 12:16:57 TIGHT SHOT OF CHICAGO SEVEN DEFENDANT & YIPPIE LEADER ABBIE HOFFMAN AT 1969 CHICAGO SEVEN PRESS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 12:17:02 HE SAYS SYSTEM OF CAPITALISM, RACISM & IMPERIALISM IN US IS ON TRIAL. 12:17:16 MS OF DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE IN CHICAGO IN 1969 AS RIOT POLICE APPEAR IN FORMATION IN FG. 12:17:47 MS OF LONG HAIRED YOUNG DEMONSTRATOR WEARING HARD HAT W/ PEACE SIGN ON HAT. 12:18:03 TIGHT SHOT OF YOUNG DEMONSTRATOR (NO AUDIO). 12:18:15 MS OF DEMONSTRATORS AS RIOT POLICE APPEAR IN FG. 12:18:36 VS OF DEMONSTRATORS CHANTING POWER TO THE PEOPLE. 12:18:44 HAS OF THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS. 12:19:57 VS OF DEMONSTRATORS HOLDING SIGNS READING YOU CAN'T JAIL THE TRUTH / SHOW YOUR CONTEMPT / CONSPIRACY IS BREATHING TOGETHER FOR FREEDOM WILLIAM KUNSTLER (CHICAGO 7 DEFENSE ATTORNEY) / NOW WE TRIAL THE PIGS HOFFMAN (JUDGE JULIUS HOFFMAN) AND DAILEY (CHICAGO MAYOR RICHARD DALEY) GUILTY. 12:20:38 TIGHT SHOT OF BANNER READING CITIZENS FOR A FREE CHICAGO (NO AUDIO). 12:20:44 TIGHT SHOT OF SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (SLSC) CHICAGO OFFICIAL JESSE JACKSON DELIVERING SPEECH DURING 1969 DEMONSTRATION IN SUPPORT OF CHICAGO SEVEN. 12:20:48 HE SAYS NATION HAS A SUICIDE COMPLEX IN ITS LEADERSHIP & IS TRYING TO DEVELOP A GENOCIDE COMPLEX AMONG THOSE WHO ARE YOUNG. 12:21:01 HE SAYS OUR GENERATION WILL NOT DIE. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~