Moving Images Video Project collection, 1991-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Moving Images Video Project (Organization)
Moving Images Video Project collection
1991-1998 (inclusive)
0.46 cubic feet (1 box) including textual materials and DVDs
Collection Number
6325 (Accession No. 6325-001)
DVDs and textual materials of a labor film documentary production company
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

DVDs are open for previewing onsite in the Special Collections Reading Room only.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young began Moving Images in 1986 to tell the stories of ordinary people. The team made 22 films between 1986 and 2012. Moving Images Video Project produced and distributed documentaries about war and peace, human rights, global justice, and protection for the environment. Founded by Young and Dworkin to increase understanding in the United States of political and social issues in Central America, Moving Images later expanded to address the AIDS epidemic, labor rights and childcare, international relations in the post cold-war era, implications of new genetic technologies, local food and farming, re-thinking our cities, and elements of a new economy that is more sustainable and just. Many of these programs have aired across North America on PBS, and they are widely distributed to schools, libraries, and community organizations.

Text of organizational history derived from Moving Images website (

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

DVDs created by the Moving Images Video Project, a labor documentary production company. Other portions of the collection include descriptions of video content and promotional materials, and a t-shirt and buttons from the United Farm Workers of Washington's boycott of Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in their contract campaign.

Description of titles in this collection: Central America in the 1980s: "Que Viva," [1987] - Labor in El Salvador "Bread with Dignity' [1988] - Labor voices in Nicaragua during the Contra War Seattle Labor in the 1990s "Worthy Work, Worthless Wages" [1991]- 14 min. A report on the staffing crisis provoked by low salaries for childcare workers. Produced with the Childcare Resources Education Center in Oakland and the Seattle Worthy Wages Task Force. Aired on 32 PBS stations in Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Fresno. Silver award, Chicago International Film Festival" "Aqui Se Puede" [1992] - 13 min. A brief portrait of the United Farm Workers of Washington State and their several year effort to hold a union election at the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. Produced with the Farmworkers Task Force of the Seattle Church Council, broadcast on Washington Works (KTPS/Tacoma) and Real to Reel (KOMO/Seattle). "We Work Everywhere", c. 1994; "Fighting Back", 1995; "Will You Stand?", 1997; "1000 People in the Street", 1998.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyrights retained by creator. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural laborers--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Documentary films--Production and direction--History--Sources
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Labor--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Motion picture producers and directors--Archives
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Dworkin, Mark--Archives
  • Young, Melissa--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Moving Images Video Project--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Central America--Politics and government--1979---History--Sources
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (curator)
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (host institution)