"It is the job of radical independent media to craft a story out of the shards of history, to forge a narrative out of the troubled waters of time. To make the dynamics of power plain, to point our movement in a direction, to raise a call that translates radical imagination into radical action. THAT is our job – and everyone owes Paper Tiger a debt of gratitude for doing that job for 30 years."
Malkia Cyril, Executive Director, Center for Media Justice.
Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective based in New York City. PTTV develops and oversees the production and distribution of a public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy. This February, PTTV celebrates three decades of challenging and exposing corporate control of mainstream media. To celebrate, they have been putting together a series of events around New York City. Main events include:
- An exhibition of their archive at Fales Library Gallery
- An Opening Panel: The Roaring Years of Paper Tiger
- A Conference: Being the Media: Designing a New Rrradical Media
- Screenings at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Documentary Fortnight Festival 2012
Please visit their website for more information about PTTV and all events.
Hear Malkia's speech in its entirety below.
Also in February, MAG-Net members in New York City got together for a Mix and Mingle. Here are some photos from the event.