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Positive Force [videorecording] : more than a witness : 30 years of punk politics in action / Bell Visuals ; directed by Robin Bell ; produced by Rachell Cain, Meagan Coleman, Brian Duss, Hunter Harris.

Bell, Robin. (Film director, Film editor, Composer). Coleman, Meagan. (Film producer, Film editor). Duss, Brian. (Film producer). Harris, Hunter (Film producer) (Film producer). Kallmeyer, Doug. (Composer). Busher, Jerry. (Composer). Andersen, Mark. (Interviewee). Grohl, David. (Interviewee). MacKaye, Ian. (Interviewee). Hanna, Kathleen, 1968- (Interviewee). Biafra, Jello. (Interviewee). Positive Force DC. (Performer). Bell Visuals (Firm) (Printmaker). PM Press (Firm) (Publisher).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604862423
  • ISBN: 1604862424
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (69 minutes) : sound, color and black and white : 4 3/4 inches.
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
DVD extras: Wake Up! A Profile of Positive Force (29 min., 1991), Green Hair, Grey Hair (28 min., 2008), Punks, Votes, Riots (21 min., 2014), and Live at Positive Force (34 min. of bonus performances by Fugazi, Seven Seconds, Chumbawamba, Anti-Flag, Soulside, The Evens, and Beefeater.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Robin Bell, Meagan Coleman ; original score by Doug Kallmeyer, Jerry Busher, Robin Bell.
Participant or Performer Note:
Includes interviews of Mark Andersen, Dave Grohl, Ian MacKaye, Kathleen Hanna, and Jello Biafra.
Summary, etc.:
"Punk activist collective Positive Force DC emerged in 1985, rising from the creative, politically charged ferment of DC punk's Revolution Summer. Born in a dynamic local scene sparked by Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites of Spring, a handful of young activists also drew inspiration from UK anarcho-punks Crass and the original "Positive Force" band Seven Seconds to become one of the most long-lasting and influential exponents of punk politics"--Container.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, all region; aspect ratio 1.77:1; stereo.
Subject: Positive Force DC.
Punk rock music > Washington (D.C.)
Punk culture > Washington (D.C.)
Punk rock musicians > Washington (D.C.)
Social change > Washington (D.C.)
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.

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