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Women and AIDS : A Human Rights Issue : Public Forum [panel]

Item is a video recording of a public forum sponsored by the Vancouver World AIDS Group, the Vancouver Health Department, and others, in honour of World AIDS Day in Vancouver, Saturday December 1, 1990. This year's theme 'Women and AIDS'. Opening address by Lezlie Wagman. Libby Davies reads a proclamation from the Mayor of Vancouver on World AIDS Day. The moderator is Rosemary Brown. Panelists include: Jane (Brazil, Institute of Religious Studies), Heather (Vancouver Persons with AIDS Society), Mary (Zambia, member of first HIV positive support group in Lusaka) and Laurie (Canada).

Prism Tape #2

Item is a videocassette containing four episodes of Prism from 1991 to 1993. Prism, the gay and lesbian community affairs television program, was a production of the Pride Festival Association and West End Neighbourhood Television and later in 1993 a production of West End Cable 4. The tape also contains footage from a city council meeting in 1992.

(00:00:00 – 00:28:51)
This 1991 episode is hosted by Alan Segal and Robb Atkinson. The first segment is an interview with a man whose voice has been modified and image is in the shadows to protect his identity. He speaks about gay bashing and his experience when he was verbally and physically assaulted. In the second segment Alan Segal interviews John Eldridge (Witness Assistance Program) about the program. Then Jerry Kowalenko interviews Robert Rothon and Katherine Sharp about Vancouver’s 3rd Annual Out on Screen lesbian and gay film festival. The fourth segment takes place on location at Britannia Park where Glynnis Water interviews Kate Stewart about the Lil Baseball Tournament and the Lesbian League. The episode concludes with a clip of a musical number from “Making of Monsters” with the credits overlaid.

(00:28:52 – 00:57:00)
The July 1991 episode is hosted by Alan Segal and Robb Atkinson and was filmed in Sue [McNaughton’s?] back yard. Paul Lang interviews Lorna Boschman (video/film artist) about her practice. Alan Segal interviews Malcolm Crane (Chairman, Pride Foundation). The episode concludes with two film reviews of “Poison” and “Paris is Burning” by Gerry Kowalenko.

(00:57:01 – 01:29:44)
Before the episode begins there is a Crime Stoppers public service announcement showing five mugshots. This 1991 episode on the world of leather and SM fantasies and fetishes begins with an announcement by Malcolm Crane about censorship and the choice of Rogers Community Cable to disallow a segment for the show. Alan Segal and Robb Atkinson host the episode. Clips from street interviews are interspersed throughout, where members of the public are asked the question “What do you think of people involved in the leather and SM scene?” Alan Segal interviews Bill Houghton and Jean Young about their involvement in the SM community. Sue McNaughton produced a piece that shows women talking about their experiences with tattoos and piercings. The episode concludes with an interview with Claes (Creator, Choreographer and Director of Mia Culpa Part II, of the SM Trilogy) by Robb Atkinson.

(01:29:45 – 02:40:44)
Recording is Live from City Hall, September 15, 1992, Vancouver City Council footage. This recording shows a presentation by Chief Constable Bill Marshall to City Council on gay and lesbian assaults in Vancouver, history and actions taken. Speakers include: Bill Marshall, Inspector Dorn, Gordon Campbell, Libby Davies, Harry Rankin, Patricia Wilson, George Puil, Tung Chan, Donald Bellamy and Ken Walker presenting a petition.

(02:40:45 – 02:44:45)
This part of the tape shows the end of an episode of West Side Profile with host Ted Lederer, followed by Rogers Community Cable interval spots showing outdoor scenes from Vancouver.

(02:44:46 – 03:13:34)
The June 1993 episode is on location at Carnival on Commercial, part of the Stonewall Festival in the Park and is hosted by Penny Chalmer and David Yerrell. Interviews with attendees are by Lisa Currie are interspersed throughout the episode. The first segment is an interview with Bryan Fair (Carnival Organizer) by Robb Atkinson. Alan Herbert is then interviewed by Robb Atkinson about the inclusion of sexual orientation on the census. Gerry Kowalenko reviews the film “The Boys in the Band” and the episode concludes with Rob Wolvin talking about the upcoming Pride Parade.

(03:13:35 – 03:40:52)
The last part of the tape contains Rogers Cable public service announcements accompanied by music.

Technical directors for Prism episodes are Gordon Inglis and Tracy Major. The executive producers are Malcolm Crane and Robb Atkinson. Prism camera and crew members include: Rod Affleck, Karen Bitz, Garrett Campbell, Jolene Clarke, Joe Crowell, Eric Dunning, Toby Lindala, Sue McNaughton, Keith Paquette, Chris Rahim, Sheila Rebelato, Wayne Robert, Lindsay South, Robyn and Glynnis Water.

PFA Tape #1

Item is a videocassette containing recordings of a Vancouver Civic Grants Review meeting, two news reports covering the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade, a U.S. panel on AIDS recorded from television, the production “Wagner: Episode 4” recorded from KCTS 9 Seattle and the documentary “The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival” recorded from KCTS 9 Seattle.

(00:00:00 – 00:50:51)
The council meeting begins with the Civic Grants Review 1987 and shows speakers addressing Vancouver City Council to advocate for funds. Speakers include: Ms. Agney (Vancouver Rape Relief Society), Michael Woods (Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society), Ann Taylor (Alcuin Society), Richard Lenaire ([Anna] Dance Theatre), Lorraine Adams (Assembly of B.C. Arts Council), T.A. Hebst (Friends of Chamber Music), Brenda Taylor (Native Indian Youth Advisory Society), Lorrain Aspden (Caravan Stage Company), Gretchen Haywire (O.H. Lettuce B. Fools of Society), Mr. Gordon (United Caribbean Cultural Society), Hugh Pickett and Hannah Fisher (Vancouver Film Festival). Government representatives include: Donald Bellamy, Libby Davies, May Brown, Gordon Campbell, Harry Rankin, Marguerite Ford, W. Yee and Michael Harcourt.
The meeting ends with delegations for Pride Festival Association parade and a presentation by Malcolm Crane to council regarding the parade route.

(00:50:52 – 00:55:11)
This news coverage by Kate Corcoran for First News contains footage of the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade and contains interviews with James Mason (Vancouver), Jim Bellafy (New Westminster), Al. D. (Seattle), Mike Morris (Vancouver) and Michael Arsenault (Persons with AIDS float representative).

(00:55:12 – 00:57:30)
This is unidentified news coverage of the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade. The report includes footage of the parade and interviews with attendees and participants.

(00:57:31 – 01:53:08)
No content, black screen.

(01:53:09 – 02:15:52)
This portion of the tape contains a program recorded from television entitled “AIDS: In search of a miracle” part of a series “Managing our miracles: health care in America” by Columbia University and originally broadcast on PBS.

(02:15:53 – 03:12:35)
This segment of the tape is a recording from KCTS 9 of a Great Performances presentation of “Wagner: Episode 4”.

(03:12:36 – 04:15:49)
This portion of the tape contains a KCTS 9 Seattle presentation of the documentary “The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival”. The documentary was created and directed by Rob Epstein and Peter Adair. The documentary focuses on the Theatre Rhinoceros production of “The AIDS Show” and the HIV/AIDS crisis in San Francisco.

(04:15:50 – 04:20:51)
This portion of the tape contains footage of an unidentified Vancouver City Council meeting.