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On-Line Films & Videos for Consideration by the Forum
of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video
in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."
-- Dr. Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

Click here for Houston Wood's video list.

Since 1975, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC) in Knoxville, Tennessee,
has complemented its Sunday morning worship services with a "forum" on various secular topics.
On November 21, 2010, the forum was devoted for the first time entirely to on-line videos.
Listed below are videos under consideration for future TVUUC fora.
You can see any video listed here simply by clicking its name.

Oh yes. Two more things.
(1) Please add to this list by emailing the names of additonal videos (and their web addressessses) to geovisual @ Thank you.
(2) Click here for another list of short videos put on line by a professor of peace studies in Hawaii.


"Patience Waiting" - dedicated to TVUUC 7/27/08 (5:57). Produced in December 2010 by Bobby Clark (Synthetik FM). Music by Stephen Pearlman from the album Aletheia, (C) 2008 by Haberdashery. Photos of TVUUC by Knoxville News Sentinel & others. (Also on "United Synthpop Artists 2: Everyone Welcome - A Tribute to Peace.") Also click here for Clark's "Memorial Page, TVUUC, July 27, 2008."

"Rage on the Radio" by Bill Moyers (PBS), Sept. 12, 2008. (10:01) Shown 21Nov10 #3
"Deepest Sympathy to the Congregation of TVUUC" from SSanf. "What these words lack in originality, they make up in sincerity." (0:56)
"Instruments of Peace Concert" at TVUUC, July 28, 2009, video by Lauren Spuhler (
"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, performed by Christopher Watkins at the Instruments of Peace Concert, July 28, 2009. (10:40)
"Ballad of Harry Moore," performed by Christopher Hamblin & Christopher Watkins at the Instruments of Peace Concert, July 28, 2009. (6:08)

"Kingston gun shop hosts bobblehead shooting day for Kiffin's anniversary," WATE-TV, Jan. 12, 2011. (2:21)
"Shoot at a Lane Kiffin bobblehead gets mixed reviews from locals," WBIR-TV, Jan. 13, 2011. (1:49)
"Food bank pulls out of Kingston gun shop's Kiffin bobblehead shooting day," WATE-TV, Jan. 13?, 2011. (1:32)
"Statement issued by Frontier Firearms about Kiffin bobblehead event," WATE-TV, Jan. 13, 2011.
"Firing range cancels 'Shoot at a Lane Kiffin Bobblehead' event," WBIR-TV, Jan. 14, 2011. (1:49)
"Kingston gun shop cancels Kiffin bobblehead shooting day." WATE-TV, Jan. 14, 2011.

"Rage on the Radio" by Bill Moyers (PBS), Sept. 12, 2008. (10:01) Shown 21Nov10 #3
"Stop Polarizing Talk" by Kathryn Ruud (6 parts, about 1 hour total). Suggested to TVUUC by Ms. Ruud 15Dec10.
"Violence & Threats Have No Place in Democracy!" by Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, January 9, 2011 (day after shooting in Tucson, Arizona).
Sarah Palin's 'Blood Lible" Video," Jan. ___, 2011. (7:48)
"Petty Woman," Jon Stewart slams Sarah Palin for her own double standards on rhetoric, Jan. __ 2011. (8:00)
"Campaign Speech to Black Audience" by Robert F. Kennedy, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 4, 1968. NB: Assassinated: JFK 22Nov63, MLK 4Apr68, RFK 6Jun68. (5:28) Suggested by Rev. Chris Buice 2-3 years ago.
"On the Mindless Menace of Violence" by Robert F. Kennedy, City Club, Cleveland, Ohio, April 5, 1968. NB: Assassinated: JFK 22Nov63, MLK 4Apr68, RFK 6Jun68. (6:18) Suggested by Ilse Anderson on January 9, 2011.
"We the People," Nos Populus Productions (5:19). Suggested by Lance McCold 09Jan11. Contains Anti-Obama inuendo. Produced for Tea Party?

"Voices of a Liberal Faith: Unitarian Universalists," Unitarian Univeralist Association, Boston, 2007 (10:01)
Senator Al Franken, 2010 UU General Assembly, Unitarian Univeralist Association, Boston. Shown 21Nov10 #5
"Ware Lecture" by Melissa Harris-Lacewell, 2009 UU General Assembly, Unitarian Univeralist Association, Boston (41:10)
"Unitarian Universalism: You're a Uni-What?" with Peter Bowden & Rev. Amy Freedman, Channing Church, Newport, Rhode Island (8:28)
"A Unitarian Welcomer's Tale" by Robert McCollum, First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, Dec. 11, 2008 (10:20)
"The Night Before Christmas Went Green." Robert McCollum reprises his Helmut von Heildelberg character, Dallas, Texas (7:35)

"The best of Charlie Daniel cartoons in 2008" (5:48). Charlie Daniel has been Knoxville's editorial cartoonist since 1958.
"The Tea Party: Brewing Up a Movement," Knoxville News Sentinel, Sept. 23, 2010 (12:21). Features UT Prof. Glenn Reynolds.
"Virtual Helicopter Tour of Knoxville" by Don Anderson, Realty Executives, Bearden (6:37)
"I-40 Westbound Through Knoxville [at 270 mph]" by Freeway Jim & Son with Billy Idol signing "Lady Do or Die" (4:53)
"Once Upon a Time in Knoxville: America's Third World Future", trailer of a full-length film by Will Fraser, Fugue State Films, England. (3:15)
"Why I Love Oak Ridge," by Lauren Irby. Won first place in City of Oak Ridge video contest (3.57)
"Lost Worlds: Secret Cities of the A-Bomb -- Secret 'Atomic City' Oak Ridge:" Y-12 and K-25, from History Channel
A"History of Oak Ridge," recolections by William J. Wilcox, Jr., Oct. 2010. (7:00)
"Charlie Daniel: Man Behind the Markers,", Knoxville's political cartoonist for 50 years (4:13)
"The Best of Charlie Daniel Cartoons: 2008,", Knoxville's political cartoonist for 50 years (5:48)

"Will Tennessee Enact New Immigration Law?," WSMV-TV, Nashville, TN, May 14, 2010 (2:00)
"Immigration Discussion" at Papasan Public Policy Inst, Memphis, TN, Feb. 18, 2009 (5:25). Michael Hough discusses state efforts to curb illegal immigration.
"Senator Alexander asks Attorney General for an immigration judge in Nashville, TN," May 7, 2008 (1:16).
"Tennessee delegation at March for America," Mar. 22, 2010 (1:32). Over 500 TIRRC members protest a broken immigration system in Washington, DC.
"Second Battle" by, Brave New Foundation (38:30). Military widows in Maryville, TN, & Los Angeles, CA, fight deportation.
"Salt of the Earth" by Michael Wilson, 1953 (1:32:16). About a Mexican mine workers strike in New Mexico.
"The World is Changing," A Report on the World's Changing Demographics. Source unknown. Proposed by Schera Chadwick. Click here for an on-line critique of this video by

"Shades of Howard Zinn: It's Okay If It's Impossible" by Bill Moyers, 1st Howard Zill Memorial Lecture, Boston University, Oct. 29, 2010 (120:50). Click here for text.
"Obama, the Middle East, and the Prospects for Peace" by Noam Chomsky, Boston University & Axis of Hope (89:18). Click here for summary.

"A People's History of American Empire" by Howard Zinn with illustratuions by Art Konopacki (8:35)
"Active Nonviolence in Cambodia," by Peace & Justice Cambodia. (4:16)
"War is a Lie," interview with author David Swanson, the RealNews Network (11:08).
"The Strangest Dream" (Joseph Rotblat & Pugwash Conferences), National Film Board of Canada (89:31). Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series 02Nov10.
Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize discussed by Steven Colbert & Shshi Tharoor, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Oct. 17, 2009 (7:17).

"Monument for Disarmament, Work & Peace," UPEACE - UN University of Peace, Costa Rica (3:02)
"The Santa Cause," the 12 Days Of Christmas Cross-Country Peace Project "coming to a peace monument near you" (1:11). See Website
"Bradford Peace Trail," Bradford, England (7:08).
"Drop City," trailer for a feature-length documentary by Joan Grossman & Tom McCourt that tells the story of the first rural commune of the 1960's. See Website.
"Museums for Peace with On-Line Videos," hot links to more that 220 videos about museums for peace in all parts of the world.

"The Gandhi Rap -- be the change u want to see," sung by MC Yogi, uploaded by tejsinghr. (4:19)
"Give Pleace a Chance" sung by John Lennon [1940-1980] w/scenes of anti-Vietnam War demos in Berkeley, NYC & other cities. (5:09)
"Peace Train" sung by Cat Stevens. (4:21)
"Pete Seeger's Classic 'Bring 'Em Home'" performed by Bruce Springsteen in San Francisco (3:41).
"Stand By Me," sung in various countries (10:31). Proposed by Clara Landau.
"Bob Marley's 'One Love'"" performed by Keb' Mo' and performers from India, Israel, Nepal, South Africa & Zimbabwe, PBS special "Playing for Change: Peace Through Music" (5:48).
"We Shall Overcome" sung by Pete Seeger. Words on screen - no moving images (4:17). "We Shall Overcome" sung by Joan Baez (4:25).
Guy and Candie Carawan, 2009 Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (7:30).

"The Emphathic Civilisation," by Jerremy Riffkin, RSAnimation, London, England. (10:40) Proposed by Schera Chadwick.
"The Crisis of Capitalism," a Marxist view by David Harvey, RSAnimation, London, England. (11:11) Proposed by Schera Chadwick.
"21st Century Enlightenment," by Matthew Taylor. How [to] help us meet the challenges we face today. RSAnimation, London, England. (11:10)
"First Tragedy, Then Farce," by Slavoj Zizek. The ethical implications of charitable giving, Nov. 24, 2009. , RSAnimation, London, England. (10:57)
"The Secret Powers of Time," by Philip Zimbardo. How time affects our work, health & well-being. , RSAnimation, London, England. (10:09)

"Powers of Ten," by Charles & Ray Eames for IBM, 1977 (9:01). Click here for Wikipedia article. Click here for interactive variation of the same idea.
"Cosmic Voyage" (IMAX 1996), National Air & Space Museum. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. Part 1 (9:47), part 2 (9:50), part 3 (9:57) & part 4 (6:35). See Wikipedia article.
"The Sound of Science" with Charles Darwin, and with apologies to Simon & Garfunkle, source unknown (2:40)
"Nano Nano" (3:01) & "The Safety Song" (4:03) starring Glory Liu, Sounds of Science, University of California Berkeley.
"Designing Life," 60 Minutes, CBS News, Nov. 21, 2010 (13:09). J. Craig Venter & the first synthetic species.
"We Are All Connected" (4:00) & "The Case for Mars" (4:00) by John Boswell, Carl Sagan et al, Symphony of Science. Proposed by Chris Buice.
"The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken" (6:39) &"Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D" 4:17) by Tony Darnell.
Hubble Telescope Images & "It's a Worderful World," from SmugMug (4:00)
"The Poetry of Science: Discussions of the Beauty of Science," Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science (1:17:12). Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson & biologist Richard Dawkins

"The Story of Stuff" with Anne Leonard (21:25). From its extraction through sale, use & disposal.
"Knoxville Solar Tour" (2:23) with Stephen Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), Oct. 1-2, 2010.
"Southern Solutions to Gulf Oil Drilling" (6:00) with Stephen Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), Oct. 15, 2010.
"All Taxa Biodiuversity Inventory: Discovering Life on the Trillium Trail," ATBI, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, April 2010 (8:29).

Program #01, August 31, 2010 - Not recorded. "Introduction of ASK & RET"
Program #02, September 7, 2010 - Not recorded. "Biblical Inerrancy"
Program #03, September 14, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Larry Rhodes & Lee Forrest. "More Information about ASK & RET"
Program #04, September 21, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Lee Forrest & Joe Barnhart. "Our Constitution: America a Christian Nation?"
Program #05, September 28, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Larry Rhodes & Joe Barnhart. "Democratic Basis of Our Society"
Program #06, October 5, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Larry Rhodes & Lee Forrest. "Our Constitution: Separation of Church & State,"
Program #07, October 12, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Joe Barnhart & Melissa Brenneman. "Gender Issues."
Program #08, October 19, 2010 - Not recorded. "Famous Free Thinkers."
Program #09, October 26, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Joe Barnhart & Rev Mitra Jafarzadeh. "Halloween." Shown 21Nov10 #6
Program #10, November 2, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Joe Barnhart & Larry Rhodes. "Ethics."
Program #11, November 9, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Larry Rhodes & Lee Forrest. "Comparative Religion."
Program #12, November 16, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Joe Barnhart & Larry Rhodes. "Historicity of Jesus."
Program #13, November 23, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Larry Rhodes & Lee Forrest. "Harry Potter & Thanksgiving."
Program #14, November 30, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. With Larry Rhodes & Dale Haste. "Atheists in the Military."
Program #15, December 7, 2010 - Part 1 & Part 2. "RET's Camp Quest" with Jonas Holdeman & Schera Chadwick.
Program #16, December 14, 2010, Part 1 & Part 2. "Faith & Science" with Joe Barnhart & Larry Rhodes.
Program #17, December 21, 2010, Part 1 & Part 2. "Christmas & Solstice" with Larry Rhodes & Faithless Forrest.
Program #18, December 28, 2010, Part 1 (14:59) & Part 2 (14:59). "Meaning of Life" with Joe Barnhart & Sam Goeltz.
Program #19, January 4, 2011, "Concepts of Hell" (29:59). With Faithless Forrest & Dale Haste.
Program #20, January 11, 2011, "What Atheism Has to Offer" (29:52). With Faithless Forrest & Larry Rhodes.

"What the Bible Should Have Said" by Larry Rhodes, President, ASK - Atheist Society of Knoxville (5:02)
"Why Do Atheists Care About Religion?" by ? (5:02)
"God on Trial," debate between Christopher Hitchins & Dinesh D'Souza, Fixed Point Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama, 2009 (10:29)
"Does Atheism Poison Everything?," debate of Christopher Hitchins & David Berlinski, Fixed Point Foundation, Birmingham, AL, Sept. 7, 2010 (68:00)
"Mr. Deity & the Evil" (3:52) & "Mr. Deity & the Science Advisor" (4:27) by Brian Keith Dalton
"Digitalfreethought's Atheism 101, Part 3 of 6" by Doubter5 (5:59)
"Everything is Spiritual #1" (1:48) & "Everything is Spiritual #2" (2:18) by Rob Bell, founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"The Christmas Miracle," by Rachel Estes, Canterbury United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL (5:09). Proposed by John Bohstedt.
"Popular God in the 21st Century", lecture by Bishop John Shelby Spong, Humanities Ctr, Univ of Oregon. Proposed by Nathan Schulman (WUUC). (52:20)

"Unitarian Silent Night" by Garrison Keillor, Dec. 21, 2009 (2:18)
"Atheists Don't Have No Songs," sung by Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Ramblers, Austin City Limits (3:51). Proposed by Ted Jones.
"Obama! A Modern U.S. President (musical spoof)" sung by Ron Butler a la Gilbert & Sullivan (2:22). Proposed by Kate Shaklee.
"The Sara Palin Song- I Am the Current Model of Republican Vice President" sun by the Not Ready for Prime Time Players (3:42).
"Lost Generation" palindrome by Jonathan Reed (20-year old), 2nd place AARP contest winner (1:45). Proposed by Larry Kitchen.
"Bob" a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic done completely in palindromes (2:30). Click here for lyrics. Proposed by Ron Russell.
"Right Wing Radio Duck," Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck, from rebellious Proposed by Barbara Kemper. Shown 21Nov10 #4
"Senator Al Senator Al Franken draws map of USA" at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair (1:21). Click here for laonger version with commentary (5:31).

"This Emotional Life | Self-Help / Happiness" by PBS (3:42)
"Reclaiming your true identity Self help film" by Tony Robbins (10:04)

"The omnivore's next dilemma" by Michael Pollan (Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley), TED Lecture (17:32)
"The political chemistry of oil spills" by Lisa Margonelli (Director, New America Foundation Energy Policy Initiative), TED Lecture (17.34)
"Thomas Barnett draws a new plan for peace," June 13, 2007.
"A Realistic Vision for World Peace" by 1957 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams, December 2010 (10:52). Suggested by __ of WUUC 10Jan11.
"The Power of Vulnerability" by Brene Brown (20:20). Suggested by Anne Whitney 11Jan11.

"Daily Border Closing Ceremony" at Attari (India) & Wagah (Pakistan) by Sanjeev Bhaskar, The Longest Road. (2:37)
"India: The Next Generation," New York Times, Nov. 2010 - just before visit by President Obama (4.48).
"Outsourcing Global Pollution to India" by Vandana Shiva, (3:11)
"Amy Goodman interviews Johan Galtung on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mideast Peace Talks, and Why Obama Is Losing His Base" in Germany on Sept. 16, 2010, from Democracy Now! (59:03) NB: Johan Galtung is known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He's spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations.
"The End of Poverty?," (105:00). Narrated by Martin Sheen, produced with Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. See website.
"Apache Helicopter Firing its 30 mm gun on civilians in Iraq in 2007." Leaked film. Warning: Contains violence.(4:30)

"Wake Up and Smell the Coffee," written and performed by MarMelodian for CoffeePartyUSA (3:17) Shown 21Nov10 #7
"Someone Tell Me Please (How Much Oil Really Costs)," lyrics, images & music by MarMelodian. (2:30) Shown 21Nov10 #1
"He Laid His Body Down," a homage to Jesus Christ (3:04)
"Free Tibet" (3:51). Edited by Lopsang Sherpa. Song by Martha Maria.
"Saturday Morning, Knoxville, Tn." (2:34). "I was with Bob at Market Square, Gay Street and the Old City in downtown Knoxville a couple of Saturdays ago, took pictures, wrote and recorded a sound track and put it all together a couple of days ago [-- Martha Maria, March 6, 2011].

"The Power of Music", 90-year old Jack Leroy Tueller recalls World War II by playing Lili Marleen. (2:13)
"The Trumpet of Jack Leroy Tueller" (2:45)
"Beer Bottle Symphony," Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia (1:22). Proposed by John Bohstedt. Shown 21Nov10 #2
"T-Mobile Dance" in Liverpool Street Station, London, Jan. 15, 2009 (2:41). Proposed by Clara Landau. See "The Making of T-Mobile Dance."
"River". written by Bill Staines, sung by Bill Staines with Aileen & Elkin Thomas.
"J.S. Bach's Art of Fugue," introduction to a [full-length?] film by Will Fraser, Fugue State Films, England. (4:42)
"Take Me Home Country Road" by John Denver. Japanese anime. (4:31)
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