Friday, July 19, 2013

The Algiers Killings by Janet Densmore

Produced for the Communications Update, 
Spring 1981, series

Eye-witness testimony of a grand jury case
involving killings by police in New Orleans' 
black community. This documentary program 
was initially shown on C-Update in October 1981
following censorship in New Orleans. Some of
Densmore's original footage was incorporated
into a CBS 60 Minutes treatment of the story
a year and a half later.

Screening Dates:
October 1981    C-Update, MCTV, New York City
January 1982   The Kitchen, Video Viewing Room
Fall 1982           PBS Station, Houston, Texas
May 1983          Art Expo Chicago
May 1983          The Museum of Modern Art