WILD CLEARING VIDEOS



"Contaminated Forever" - introductory scenes: a documentary on DU weapons contamination from Wes Rehberg on Vimeo.

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"Contaminated Forever: Deadly Impact of Depleted Uranium Weapons"

Filmmaker Wes Rehberg and artist and social policy analyst Eileen Rehberg have produced and filmed "Contaminated Forever," a 1-hour and 45-minute documentary film to help in the effort to expose the terrible consequences of the use of so-called depleted uranium weapons (DU) for test purposes and in the battlefield.  These weapons were used in Iraq, the Balkans, on testing grounds throughout the United States, and possibly in Afghanistan, Panama and Lebanon, with their poison dust afflicting soldiers and civilians. Their nanoparticle fallout, in the earth, has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, ready to be inhaled or ingested, where, inside the body, they pass through cell walls to begin their radioactive and toxic damage. Click on links immediately above to view a 5-minute intro ...

"Chattanooga's Homeless Challenge" - feature-length documentary
Chattanooga’s homeless and those who provide care finally get a voice in this 94-minute documentary by Wes Rehberg that describes the dilemmas of homelessness and the situations homeless persons and caregivers, many faith-based, face daily. The documentary includes interviews with presently and formerly homeless persons as well as care providers; interventions offered; and first-person descriptions of homelessness difficulties. Click above to view trailers..

"Tracing Chattatonia," a documentary video collage
"Tracing Chattatonia" is a 45-minute nonlinear documentary impression and video collage filmed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, following creative themes embraced in two short earlier videos, "Night Survey," and "Night Survey By 2." The film contains spontaneously "found" scenes from the Chattanooga region, compiled experimentally and interpretively, as a video collage on a timeline. Trailers can be viewed at the link above.

Chattanoogans Protest Visit By President Bush
"Chattanooga Protesters Slam Bush Visit" is a documentary video sketch of a demonstration organized and conducted mainly by students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the city's downtown area on February 21, 2007 to protest a visit that day by President George W. Bush.

Sandhill Cranes Viewing at the Hiwassee Refuge in Tennessee
"Sandhill Cranes Viewing" is a 4-minute video sketch filmed at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge during a February 2007 public viewing in Tennessee. The refuge during this time had 15,000 Sandhill Cranes and three Whooping Cranes at its site, as they migrated southward from Wisconsin. Many remain at the refuge during the winter due to warming trends, according to state wildlife officials..

Ceremony for Chattanooga homeless who died in 2006
Chattanooga Community Kitchen annually offers a ceremony for homeless persons it encounters throughout the year who passed on. The documentary impression was filmed in high-definition format by Wes Rehberg and is reproduced in RealMedia and Windows Media versions.

"Night Survey" -- filmed in downtown Chattanooga
Eileen Rehberg goes downtown to conduct a survey and Wes Rehberg follows along and ambles around with a video camera. The video was filmed in high-definition format is reproduced in a Shockwave/Flash version.

"Elisions ..." - a documentary notion
"Elisions..." looks at the right here, right now with spontaneously "found" familiar northwest USA objects/subjects and weaves these as an experimental documentary that respects surfaces and looks beneath them. The video was filmed in high-definition format and is reproduced here in a widescreen streaming Windows Media version.

"Night Survey By 2" - a documentary notion
"Night Survey By 2" also looks at the right here, right now with spontaneously "found" familiar Chattanooga, TN objects/subjects, now in downtown Chattanooga, TN and weaves these as an experimental documentary that respects surfaces and looks beneath them. The video was filmed in high-definition format and is reproduced here in a streaming Windows Media version in wide-screen format.

"Ketner's Mill Art & Craft Fest" -- filmed in Whitwell, TN
This impression is a casual and lyrical sketch of a visit to the annual art and craft fair at Ketner's Mill, in Whitwell, Tennessee, an annual gathering. The video was filmed in high-definition format is reproduced in a Shockwave/Flash version.

* "Night Survey 2" -- filmed in downtown Chattanooga
Eileen Rehberg returns downtown to conduct a survey while Wes Rehberg ambles around, sketching surfaces and textures with a video camera. The video was filmed in high-definition format is reproduced in a Shockwave/Flash version.

Don Scott sings under Chattanooga homeless bridge site
Don Scott has been homeless over the years and for a time slept under the Veterans Bridge in Chattanooga, a place where he was also beaten, shoved into the Tennessee River by persons who prey on homeless people, and subsequently hospitalized. The video was filmed in high-definition format is reproduced in a Shockwave/Flash version.

International Day of Peace Vigil in downtown Chattanooga 
This impression is a sketch of a vigil in downtown Chattanooga commemorating the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 2006. The video was filmed in high-definition format and is reproduced in Shockwave/Flash and RealPlayer versions.

Chattanooga Sketches - video impressions of the city
This site is for video sketches begun in Chattanooga, TN, since November 2005, the date of our arrival. They are random sketches, thus incomplete, yet which seek to give a sense of our encounters with the city, recorded in studio quality video format..

Video Sketches - random video impressions
Short video sketches randomly created. As sketches, they are incomplete though thematic, which offer a creative sensibility through impressions produced in studio quality video format.

Kathy Kelly: 'This Is My Song' - video
Video snapshot of Voices in the Wilderness founder's tribute to Jon & Jean den Herder of the Holland, MI, Peacemakers, during a presentation in Holland on her journeys to Iraq to bring humanitarian aid.

Miguel de la Torre on free trade impacts - video
Video trailer of a documentary interview with Miguel de la Torre of Iliff Theological Seminary in Denver, on the ethical, moral, social, political and cultural impacts of present and pending free trade agreements in the Western hemisphere.

Jasiu Milanowski, nonviolent activist in resistance-video
Video trailer of a documentary interview with Jasiu Milanowski, longtime Michigan nonviolent activist and his work in resistance in the face of militarism, racism, violent oppression, as well as the compassionate philosophy that underlies his work.

"Two Years Later: Iraq War's Tragic Toll" - video of vigil
On-line video of a vigil marking the second anniversary of the Iraq War, staged by the Holland, MI, Peacemakers, in which the names of 1,518 U.S. military killed in the war were read aloud to a drum beat. This short documentary was also featured at the 2005 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival.

"Shockwave/Flashback: Two '90s Binghamton NY Protests" - video
Nine-minute video clip of two mid-90s Binghamton, NY, protests, one against a welfare fingerprinting proposal, the other against the School of the Americas.

"Activism Memoirs - Comstock Junction" - documentary
Video trailer of 59-minute video documentary by Wes Rehberg that covers two families' human rights work since 1991 in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, central and Chiapas Mexico, Cuba and Palestine, as well a their personal encounters.

"Peacemaker Sketches: Vigil in Support of Cindy Sheehan" - video
21-minute on-line video documentary of a Holland, Michigan, vigil in support of Cindy Sheehan in her effort, in the wake of her son's death in the Iraq war, to bring the troops home and speak to President Bush.

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