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Adilson Cabral <[log in to unmask]>
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Adilson Cabral <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 16 Feb 2006 10:48:07 -0300
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Dear all,
Congratulations Gabi for your return to all. Probably this is part of the
history of many of us here.
I took part of the Videazimuth meeting at 1997, in Campinas, São Paulo
State, with many participations from all over the world.

At that time I took part of the Brazilian Association of Popular Video
(ABVP), that finished oficcially its works at 2002. Now some people that
took part of ABVP are trying to transform the old videos (in U-Matic and VHS
format) into digital. People in São Paulo are working directly on it and
maybe some of this OurMedia list can talk better about it. As I know there
are some historical videos like the first congress of one of our Workers
National Union (Central Única dos Trabalhadores, a CUT), and others from
feminist, black, landless movements etc in Brazil and also Latin America,
specially from the 80s.

We are trying to find some grants to do it, so if anyone can help us, please
send a private message to me that I can foward to the people involved.


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:17 AM
Subject: (Engl)Thank you all for Videazimut (and Kevin Howley) info

> Thank you all for the amazingly fast turn-around. Took me all day to catch
> up with your leads! :-) below what I've collected. I was not planning on
> doing a major research project, but I hope that ourmedia can be a space
> for
> collective memory. Strikes me that too much of our history is not archived
> anywhere...
> project idea: an our media movements archive, with newsletters (print and
> e-mail), websites, oral history, video library etc. I think CIMA is
> starting
> to do this a bit for the US movement, and CRIS people are pretty good
> about
> recording their history, there are probably a number of
> institutions/researchers doing this kind of work.... Everybody, save your
> newsletters, mailing lists, etc., tell your stories!
> BTW, looks like Isis-International Manila, a major information resource
> for
> feminist communications movements, is on hard times... My colleagues went
> there recently and they had lost most of their funding, had to cut down on
> staff....
> -----
> Videazimut
> *VIDEAZIMUT pretty much collapsed, though many of us lament that, around
> 1998, must have been past 1998, they still had a conference that year...
> * Alain Ambrosi is a good person to get more information from. (Tracey,
> Bruce)
> * Regina Festa - as I know - the last president of Videazimut. (Adilson)
> *http://www.namac.org/article.cfm?id=2&cid=21&aid=86&num=3
> Article by Hye-Jung Park (ca. 1997)
> * Right to Communicate Virtual Conference co-organized by Videazimut
> http://commposite.uqam.ca/videaz/about/about_videazimuten.html
> (Archived by gabi as html 3 levels deep)
> * videazimut old site no longer available on way back machine (net
> archive)
> * Videazimut article in WACC Media Development journal ca. 1996
> http://www.wacc.org.uk/de/layout/set/print/content/view/full/1389
> * From: Aliza Dichter,CIMA: I recently did some research on media advocacy
> coalitions of the 1990's  which included Videazimut. According to my oral
> history research, just at the time when the Secretariat was moving to
> South
> Africa they lost their primary funding, and without paid dedicated staff,
> it
> was too hard for the main organizers to keep up, given the demands of
> their
> own home organizations. The paper is " Together, We Know More: Networks
> and
> Coalitions to Advance Media Democracy, Communication Rights and the Public
> Sphere 1990-2005"
> http://www.ssrc.org/programs/media/publications/Dichter.10.final.doc
> --->  recommended reading for all interested in the American Media Reform/
> Media Democracy Movement !