Positive Force: More Than a Witness: 30 Years of Punk Politics In Action

Positive Force: More Than a Witness: 30 Years of Punk Politics In Action

by Robin Bell

Multimedia(DVD - NTSC)

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Covering a quarter century, this documentary traces the history of the Washington, DC–based punk-activist collective, Positive Force DC, from its Regan-era origins to the modern day. The feature-length film skillfully mixes rare, archival footage with current interviews of key Positive Force activists such as cofounder Mark Andersen and musicians Ian MacKaye, Ted Leo, and Allison Wolfe. Exploring the organization’s DIY tactics in addressing issues of homelessness, racism, sexism, corporate globalization, and war, the documentary also sheds light on the group’s struggles with the FBI as well as its conflicting internal visions. Featuring never-before-seen footage of legendary bands such as Seven Seconds, Fugazi, the Make-Up, Jawbox, and more, this film will captivate punk and indie rock fans and provide inspiration to those seeking to make a difference in their community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604862423
Publisher: PM Press
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robin Bell is an award-winning videographer and artist. He is a professor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design and the founder and owner of Bellvisuals, a boutique production company that supports social justice groups and environmentally sustainable companies. He lives in Washington, DC.

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