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Product Details

  • SKU: MVD4975D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137497592
  • Street Date: 12/16/14
  • PreBook Date: 12/16/14
  • Label: Pm Press »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 120 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2011
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Mark Andersen
  •       Fugazi
  •       Anti-Flag
  •       Bikini Kill
  •       Nation of Ulysses
  •       Seven Seconds
  • Director: Robin Bell
  • Producer: Rachell Cain
  • Producer: Brian P. Duss
  • Producers: Rachell Cain
  • Producers: Brian P. Duss


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Positive Force: More Than A Witness; 30 Years Of Punk Politics In Action

Celebrating 30 years of the DC-based Positive Force includes performances from Fugazi, Anti-Flag, Bikini Kill and more.

Positive Force: More Than A Witness; 30 Years Of Punk Politics In Action
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Punk activist collective Positive Force emerged in 1985, rising from the ashes of Revolution Summer. This feature-length film by Robin Bell skillfully mixes rare archival footage (including electrifying live performances from Fugazi, Bikini Kill, Nation of Ulysses, Anti-Flag, and more) with new interviews with key PF activists like co-founder Mark Andersen and supporters such as Ian MacKaye, Ted Leo, and Riot Grrrl co-founder Allison Wolfe. Covering a span of 25 years, More Than A Witness documents PF's Reagan-era origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amidst controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement. In the best punk fashion, PF volunteers have applied creative DIY tactics and radical critiques to issues of homelessness, racism, corporate globalization, sexism, and war while struggling to constructively address conflicting dynamics and visions within the group itself.


Watch Fugazi clip on Pitchfork »

Watch a clip on Dangerous Minds »

Watch a clip on VICE »

Bonus Materials

  • Wake Up! A Profile of Positive Force DC (28 minutes, 1991, a film by David Weinstein)
  • Green Hair, Grey Hair (28 minutes, 2008, a film by Katrina Taylor & Rachell Williams)
  • PUNKS, VOTES, RIOTS (21 MIN., 2014)

Sales Points

  • Over and hour and a half of bonus features
  • Rare live footage of influential punk bands.

Press Quotes

a new documentary remembers the collective that gave George HW Bush nightmares

     —The Guardian


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