Events

Screening: El Taller

Please join Paper Tiger for a garden screening of our newest documentary ‘El Taller’!

‘El Taller’ tells the story of El Taller Latino Americano, a cultural center that brings together New York’s diverse communities through music, dance and conversation. As the center reaches its 35th year, it continues to remain a dynamic creative space in the face of rent increases and gentrification. Through the colorful images and sounds of the space, the film shows how the community created an oasis in the midst of New York City, and how it now struggles against its displacement.

We will screen ‘El Taller’ along with a program from our archive, “Basta Ya!” followed by a discussion of the work and the process of gentrification in the city.


Come celebrate the end of summer with a beautiful outdoor screening!

Queer Perspectives from the Paper Tiger Archive

A fundraising screening to benefit the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project.

Screening: ReRooting the Motor City

Join Arts and Labor Alternative Economies and Paper Tiger Television for a screening of “Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation”  followed by round table discussion.

“Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation” (2013)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
7:30pm-9:30pm
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY

*this space is wheelchair accessible*

Screening followed by round table discussion with:

Matt Birkhold, Executive Director at The Brecht Forum, Co-founder at Growing Roots National Organizing Committee at James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership

Reg Flowers, Actor, Producer, Director, Playwright, Co-learning Facilitator, Grassroots

Amaka Okechukwu, Co-founder of Growing Roots, and Doctoral Candidate of Sociology at New York University


About “Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation”

From food deserts, to the plans to “rightsize” the city, how are Detroiters responding to the localized failures of post-industrial global capitalism? How are they re-mediating the frontier mythologies perpetuated by the mainstream media that complement “creative class” policy promotion? With a critical lens on race and class dynamics, this documentary weaves together segments on Detroit’s labor history, the budding urban agriculture movement, a critical look at philanthro-capitalism and its relationship to redevelopment as well as media (mis)representations of a city in transformation.

Spring Open House

Meet new people to collaborate with on media projects. Re-connect with PTTV and the Tigers …or just come to celebrate the arrival of Spring, tiger-style!!

This event is free and open to the public

*The building is not wheelchair accessible, our apologies!*

Final Cut Pro editing workshop

Learn the basics in one afternoon!
Saturday, March 2 2013
12pm

Learn how to transfer footage from your camera to your computer, editing basics, transitions, importing images and music, basic titling, and outputting your video,

We are asking for a $10-20 sliding scale donation to help us fundraise for production expenses.

RSVP is mandatory. Please email emily@papertiger.org to reserve your place.

Location:
Paper Tiger TV’s Office
339 Lafayette St — 3rd Floor**
Buzzer #6

** Office is not wheelchair accessible, our apologies!

A screening for the Peace Pentagon Community

"Where Should the Birds Fly?”  by Fida Quishta
and
a short about the December 2012 delegation to Gaza
by Paper Tiger TV collective members 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
6pm
Paper Tiger TV – 3rd Floor
339 Lafayette St 

--FREE--


NYC screening of “Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation”

Join us for our 2nd NYC screening of “Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation”

Weaving together original footage, archival materials and recent interviews, Paper Tiger’s latest documentary explores the radical labor history, philosophy, and action going on behind mainstream Motor City headlines. Local activist and agricultural efforts are seen in tension with gentrifying forces, global restructuring, capitalism and corporate media. This video celebrates Detroit’s transformative creativity and self-determination while keeping an eye on the mechanisms of enclosure and erasure that people all over the world rise up against.

For updates: http://reroutingthemotorcity.tumblr.com/ and Facebook

$5 Suggested

Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002
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People’s Land, Other Cities

596 Acres, Paper Tiger TV and Myrtle Village Green will host a double screening of EDIBLE CITY and REROOTING THE MOTOR CITY on Thursday, September 27 @ 636 Myrtle Avenue bt. (Kent and Franklin) These two documentaries dig deep into urban agricultural movements fueled by local communities in San Francisco and Detroit.

Filmmakers Andrew Hasse and the Paper Tiger video collective will join us for a discussion after the films.

Screening @ 7:30 p.m. REROOTING THE MOTOR CITY (Detroit)
Weaving together original footage, archival materials and recent interviews, Paper Tiger’s latest documentary explores the radical labor history, philosophy, and action going on behind mainstream Motor City headlines. Local activist and agricultural efforts are seen in tension with gentrifying forces, global restructuring, capitalism and corporate media. This video celebrates Detroit’s transformative creativity and self-determination while keeping an eye on the mechanisms of enclosure and erasure that people all over the world rise up against. See more at http://reroutingthemotorcity.tumblr.com/
Screening @ 9 p.m. EDIBLE CITY (San Fransisco)
Edible City is a feature-length documentary film that tells the stories of extraordinary people who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and doing something truly revolutionary: growing local Good Food Systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, and economically resilient. See more at http://ediblecitythemovie.com/
THIS EVENT IS FREE.

Paper Tiger meets Pappsatt Collective!

Come meet a radical Berlin-based video collective on Thursday, September 20!

8 p.m. @ Paper Tiger HQ, 339 Lafayette Street. Screening, ideas and discussion about urban movements and media making in NYC and Berlin.

PTTV @ Allied Media Conference 2012

Pass the Mic: Notes on Video Research

Paper Tiger TV, a NYC-based video collective, screens video featuring Detroit’s labor history, food sovereignty, and the media representation of a city in transformation. If we aim to break down hierarchies of knowledge production and visibility, how can a project be designed to foster greater solidarity between video researcher and researched? Through discussion and collaborative media making, we will critically explore the limits and possibilities of using video for movement building across race, class, diverse experiences, and distant geographies.

10:00am – 11:30am / Block 9 Hilberry B (Student Center) not for kids | #AMC2012 #PasstheMic

DIY Livestream Revolution!

This session will empower participants to create their own livestreams and explore the possibilities of this uniquely democratic form of media. Building on the experiences of livestreaming OWS, we will discuss new ways to harness the potential of the medium. We will go over basic tech skills, streaming options and together explore ways to create content for livestreaming that is thoughtful and creative. Just bring your own pc with webcam or unlimited data phone! Together we will become both creators and content, blurring the line between activism, art and journalism.

9:00am – 10:30am / Block 1 Room L (McGregor) for all ages | #AMC2012 #livestream

Paper Tiger TV Spring Open House

You are invited to Paper Tiger TV’s annual Spring Open House!
Meet new people to collaborate with on media projects– Re-connect with PTTV and the Tigers– or just come see what all the roar is about!!
Paper Tiger is a volunteer-run collective of independent video and media makers that YOU can join! We work to expose and challenge the corporate control of media, as well as increase awareness of how media can be used to affect social change.

Tuesday, April 17th
7:30pm-9:30pm
339 Lafayette St. @ Bleecker
3rd Floor- Buzzer #6
*This event is free and open to everyone*

PTTV Screening @ Hofstra University

Thursday, March 29th
7 to 9:30 pm
211 Breslin Hall, South Campus
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11550

Paper Tiger TV has been invited by Hofstra University’s School of Communication and the Department of Radio, Television, Film to be part of their  month-long film series “Documentary Perspectives: Moving Pictures, Moving People”. This film series honors the work of women documentarians and features award-winning female documentary filmmakers showcasing their groundbreaking films about popular democratic movements, from the fight against apartheid in South Africa to the quest for justice in Guatemala, to community organizers here in the United States.

PTTV will showcase  videos and documentaries about the role of women in various social movements of the past 30 years.

For more information about the entire series: http://www.hofstra.edu/Home/News/PressReleases/03012012_MarchFilmScreenings.html

Designing a New Rrradical Media

Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11, 2012

The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York City, Admission: Free

WHAT IS RADICAL MEDIA?

WHAT HAS IT BEEN IN THE PAST?

WHAT WILL IT BE IN THE FUTURE?

In partnership with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the Paper Tiger Television video collective (PTTV) is hosting a two-day conference to create a grassroots media prototype for the digital environment.

On February 10th and 11th, students, journalists, artists, media scholars and the general public will gather  at The New School. Working in teams, participants will be challenged to find inventive ways to use digital platforms to compile information/ideas into an accessible format that builds on the ideals of non-hierarchical-participatory culture, critical analysis, activism and innovative aesthetics. We believe that combining new developments in design, video production, journalism, digital media platforms, media studies and traditional arts, opens up the potential for something truly revolutionary to emerge.

In 1981 PTTV pioneered a truly radical public access television show. It engaged in thoughtful, highly inventive media criticism by challenging both the form and content of broadcast television. In the beginning, PTTV focused on raising awareness amongst workers in the communication industries, of the economic, political and social power structures perpetuated through the mainstream media. The new media landscape is rife with opportunities for innovation and collaboration. Data journalism, crowd sourcing, live streaming, wireless technology and social media are a few of the new ways people can create media together. How can we build upon the ideals of the Paper Tiger collective that combine activism, critical analysis, grassroots journalism and participatory aesthetics through a collaborative process? The Occupy Wall Street movement has called out for the need to challenge the fundamental organization of our society. It is the ideal time to develop a new radical media that builds upon the ideals of non- hierarchical, consensus-based, truly democratic structures.

Selected design will be presented at MoMA, as a special presentation during the annual Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media.

DAY ONE

Radical Media Then and Now: Keynote Address, Panel Discussion and Screening

Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

DAY TWO

Tigers Tomorrow: The Future of Media Activism, Media Intensive and Design Challenge

Saturday, February 11, 2012, (National Inventors’ Day) 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MoMA Presentation of Awards and Radical Media Prototype

Friday, February 24, 2012 8:00-10:00 p.m.