Friday Videos Archive

Friday Video Myles Horton: Radical Hillbilly

Here’s some Friday inspiration. Myles Horton was one of the founders of the Highlander Research and Education Center, most widely known for its role in the civil rights movement and in the Appalachian People’s Movements. He was interviewed by Bill Moyers in 1981 where he discusses his childhood, the creation of Highlander, and his theories
Category: Community Action

Ed Whitfield Visits Little Rock: More on the Renaissance Community Co-Op

Last week Datule Artist Collective and Little Rock Collective Liberation hosted an afternoon discussion with Whitfield to drive collective action in central Arkansas and beyond.  A longtime organizer originally from Little Rock, Whitfield gave a talk entitled “Blood, Bones, and Dirt,” which focused on the long history of slavery and capitalism while also offering examples of democratic power building
Category: African American History

Friday Video: Wild Horses of the Ozarks

Filmmaker David Abberton of Missouri is working on a film about bands of free-roaming horses that make their homes about halfway between Little Rock and St. Louis. Wild Horses of the Ozarks will feature footage of these horses in the wild combined with research and “oral histories of the Ozarkers along the Current and Jack’s Fork
Category: Animals

Friday Video: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

This past Wednesday 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gobowee spoke at Philander Smith college in Little Rock. Powerful, humbling, energizing, Gobowee’s stories of peaceful protest in Liberia reminded those in attendance the importance of waging peace and the power of women coming together. This week’s Friday Video features a clip from the film Pray the
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Friday Video: Sister Rosetta Tharpe on PBS American Masters

Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas in 1915, Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Rosetta Nubin Tharpe) is considered the Godmother of rock and soul, influencing musicians like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and countless others. She merged the sacred and the secular both lyrically and stylistically, creating a new style of playing that was full of passion. Quoting from
Category: African American

Friday Video: “Everything is Much Vaster Than You Can Realize, Really.” James Baldwin Interview

We came across this amazing interview with James Baldwin on Youtube. Unfortunately we don’t know where or when it originally aired or the name of the interviewer. If you do know, please pass the information along and we’ll include it! Baldwin discusses the inspiration behind his writing, the inexplicable connections between deep suffering and true
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Friday Video: “The Real Science is the Science of Interconnection.” Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically-Modified Seeds

Friday Video posts are a (semi) regular feature on the Boiled Down Juice and explore concepts of community, history, and culture. If you’re interested in suggesting a video, please let us know. We’d love to hear your ideas.  If you’re already familiar with GMO (genetically-modified organisms) and have been following the recent developments, or if
Category: Food

Friday Video: Vanishing of the Bees

The Friday Video series is a regular feature of the Boiled Down Juice. If you’d like to suggest a video or submit an article, please contact us at the “Contact Us” link above. We’d love to hear from you.  The 2009 release Vanishing of the Bees  is currently streaming on Netflix. Supported by many bee advocates and
Category: Animals

Friday Video: Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work

Shift Change examines the movement toward democratic, worker-owned businesses from the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation [MCC] in the Basque region of Spain to the recent creation of the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleaveland, Ohio. Produced by Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, this film explores a different kind of business model, putting communities and human lives above bottom line profits. You can
Category: Community Action

Friday Video: Julianna Barwick Tiny Desk Concert

It’s been about a year since we first posted about Julianna Barwick and her choral-inspired, hipster-Enya sounding, transcendent, looping vocal melodies. We recently stumbled across this great NPR tiny desk concert video which gives you a front row seat for Barwick’s sound layering techniques. Filmed at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas on March 18,
Category: Friday Videos