From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Tue May 22 2007 - 21:27:35 PDT
*"Community Media, A Celebration of Public Media in New York City"*
*Tomorrow, Wednesday - May 23rd @ _6pm [PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE]_*
@ Anthology Film Archives - 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street in Lower Manhattan
Trains: F/V to 2nd Ave or 6 to Bleeker St
New York City is one of the most influential centers of alternative
media in the United States and the home of numerous community media
organizations. For the past four decades, Third World Newsreel (TWN),
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and Paper Tiger TV (PTTV) have
provided New Yorkers with a unique space to voice alternative views on
social and political issues, producing documentaries about a variety of
topics, including anti-war demonstrations in the 1960s, the role of
local media in international affairs and the need to save public access
To celebrate the rich history of public media outlets in New York City,
Third World Newsreel, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Paper Tiger
Television present the following program:
. "No Game", 17 minutes, 1968
In "No Game", independent filmmakers present an alternative point of
view to the media coverage of the 1967 March on the Pentagon. This film
is considered the first production of the Newsreel collective, a group
of documentary makers that later became TWN.
. "Homeland Insecurity", 7 minutes, 2001
Weeks after September 11, 2001, TWN launched the Call to Media Action
project to document the reactions and concerns of underrepresented
communities in New York City about the attack. In "Homeland Insecurity"
Arab Americans, Muslim Americas and South Asian Americans denounce hate
crimes against their communities in the months following September 11.
. "Freeing the Media and Marcos' Message", 28 minutes, 1997
This documentary highlights the opening panel of the 1997 conference
"Freeing the Media" which was organized by FAIR, the Learning Alliance,
and PTTV. Included is a video message from Subcommandante Marcos in
Chiapas, Mexico, reminding the US independent media community of their
role in international affairs.
. "Public Access at 35: A Journey of Community Media in New York City",
28 minutes, 2005
"Public Access at 35" tells the history of public access television in
the city and reminds us of the importance of safeguarding public access
television, especially in light of the creeping anti-Access TV
legislation and corporate media conglomeration that permeates the
information exchange here and abroad.
For more information, or to RSVP, call Community Media at MNN:
212.757.2670 ext 352 or email email suppressed
We look forward to seeing you!
Community Media & Outreach
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.