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Amelia Productions

About

Amelia Productions produced fourteen videotapes between 1980 and 1982. Collective members were Billie Carroll, Sarah Davidson, Sara Diamond, Ellen Frank, and Gay Hawley.

Amelia’s intent was to elaborate on issues that were ignored, abbreviated or were given biased coverage in mainstream media. The struggle documentaries were meant to give voice to the disenfranchised. They were often undertaken in immediate response to political events. The video was shot and as quickly as possible broadcast through the community cable channel. They were subsequently distributed through the newly established artist-run distribution networks, feminist distributors, like Women In Focus, and through the communities they covered.

 

Provenance

Amelia Productions materials arrived at the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive through:

  1. The Sara Diamond fonds [2018]
  2. Video deposited directly by Amelia Productions to our Library [1980+]
  3. Videos and promotional materials ingested by Video Out Distribution [1980+]

The bulk of materials by and about Amelia Production  can be found in the Sara Diamond fonds.

 

Finding Aid

Sara Diamond fonds_Finding Aid

 

Access

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