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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Camcorder Videos Challenge Police Accounts of 2004 Republican Convention Unrest
As reported in the New York Times, as the first trials of protesters arrested at last summer's convention in New York begin, a sprawling body of visual evidence, made possible by inexpensive, lightweight cameras in the hands of private citizens, volunteer observers and the police themselves, has shifted the debate over precisely what happened on the streets during the week of the convention.

While the specific issues of these cases are fascinating, the underlying story is one of how inexpensive, miniature technology has changed the fight for human rights. The award-winning documentary SEEING IS BELIEVING (recently released on DVD!) shows how activists, war crimes investigators, right-wing proselytizers and ordinary citizens are arming themselves with the tools of the new visual revolution.

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