JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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AIDS video: to dream and
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Alexandra Juhasz

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College.
http://pzacad.pitzer.edu/~ajuhasz/

She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. She has published extensively on documentary film and video.

She is the author of AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Duke University Press, 1995) Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, co-edited with Jesse Lerner (Minnesota, 2005), and Media Praxis: A Radical Web-Site Integrating Theory, Practice and Politics,
http://www.mediapraxis.org

Dr. Juhasz is also the producer of educational videotapes on feminist issues from AIDS to teen pregnancy. She recently completed the feature documentaries SCALE: Measuring Might in the Media Age (2008), Video Remains (2005) and Dear Gabe (2003) as well as Women of Vision: 18 Histories in Feminist Film and Video (1998) and the shorts, RELEASED: 5 Short Videos about Women and Film (2000) and Naming Prairie (2001), a Sundance Film Festival, 2002, official selection. She is the producer of the feature films, The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1997) and The OWLS (Dunye, 2010). Her current work is on and about YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/mediapraxisme and http://www.aljean.wordpress.com.