Social Justice and Documentary Film with George Stoney
George Stoney has been one of the most influential and outspoken advocates for the use of video as an instrument of social change for more than 50 years. A pioneer in documentary film, Stoney is widely known as the Father of Public Access Television and is a prominent video activist dedicated to the promotion and creation of socially relevant media.
Join us for a discussion of how public access and social-issue documentary has promoted social justice, advanced individual rights, and impacted the American cultural landscape.
Whether youre a documentary filmmaker, a cable access producer, or an active citizen concerned with media consolidation and attacks on public access, we hope youll join us to discuss these important issues with this influential figure in the media industry.
About Mr. Stoney:
Born in 1916, George Stoney studied journalism at the University of North Carolina and at New York University. After working as a freelance journalist, an information officer for the Farm Security Administration, and a photo intelligence officer in World War II, he joined the Southern Educational Film Service as a writer and director in 1946. He is the writer, director, producer of over 50 films including All My Babies (1953) and How the Myth Was Made (1978) most notably. He served as Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada's Challenge for Change (1966-70). Along with Red Burns, Stoney co-founded the Alternate Media Center at New York University in 1972, which was the training facility for the first generation of public access producers & activists. He was a founding board member of the Alliance for Community Media in 1976. He has taught film at University of Southern California, City College, Columbia University, and Stanford University. He currently serves as a member of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network Cable Access Board, and is a Professor at New York University.
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