Part 7 of the 10-part “Gulf Crisis TV Project” series. This programs reviews the history of colonialism and intervention in the Middle East, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Pan-Arab self-determinism and the human cost of the War. Features authors and Middle East scholars Eqbal Ahmad, Nubar Hovsepian, Saeb Erakat and Phyllis Bennis. Also contains a segment with lawyer and former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark, on war crimes in Iraq and Judith Williamson, British critic and author, reviews Western views of Arabs: from “Wise Men” to “Terrorists”in which she analyzes Western representations of Arabs. Brechtian performance, “The History of Oil” by the 9th Street Theater. “The Gulf Crisis TV Project” series has become a historic testament to the potential of media activism. Hundreds of producers, media arts centers, activist and community groups, public access cable stations and PBS affiliates worked together under the concept of “America’s Angriest Videos”. The series presents debate, analysis, performance and activisms from across the United States and abroad in response to the first Gulf War. Half of the series was produced in 1990 and aired nationally before the war began in an effort to open the debate and stop the imminent war in the Gulf. The second half of the series produced in 1991, was aired during and after the war. It further explores the issues examined in the first series and looks at the war’s devastating impact.
1991 TRT: 28 minutes #206