"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
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.