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New York Special

UK, 1989 (MIFF 1990, The Media Show)

Director: Emma Freud

A special report from the world's number one media city. The Media Show talks to film directors, journalists and television producers; magazine editors and movie stars talk about what it's like to live and work in New York City. We investigate how the media dealt with the question of race in the run-up to the election of David Dinkins, the media smart AIDS pressure group ACT-UP and the row that surrounded Spike Lee's movie Do The Right Thing.

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