Bill Daniel mini DV Documentary 1999 7 min
In 1970, a young film student at San Francisco State College devised a scenario for a short documentary film, Selective Service System, that would simultaneously make a bold, graphic statement against the Vietnam War and secure his own physical deferment from the military draft. Three decades
later, Bill Daniel interviews director and subject Dan Lovejoy and cameraman Warren Haack about the violence of those times and the violence manifested in their uncompromisingly honest and brutal protest film. Originally produced for John Pierson’s Split Screen series.
Texas-born, San Francisco exile, and confirmed tramp, Bill Daniel continues to experiment with survivalism and bricolage in his attempts to record and report on the various social margins he often finds himself in. Working without a formal art or film education, he hopes to make work that connects with an outsider audience. He is currently on tour with his hobo graffiti documentary, "Who is Bozo Texino?".