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
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.
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!*
Learn the basics in one afternoon!
Saturday, March 2 2013
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 email@example.com to reserve your place.
Paper Tiger TV’s Office
339 Lafayette St — 3rd Floor**
** Office is not wheelchair accessible, our apologies!
"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--
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.
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.
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.
10:00am – 11:30am / Block 9 Hilberry B (Student Center) not for kids | #AMC2012 #PasstheMic
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
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.
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
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
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.
Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2012, (National Inventors’ Day) 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2012 8:00-10:00 p.m.
In 1981, PTTV began it’s smart, savvy provocative and innovative use of media that was truly radical in that it directly confronted the root causes of the problems with profit-driven, mainstream media. Today we have a completely new media landscape, ripe with opportunities for innovation and collaboration. What lessons can we learn from the Paper Tiger’s pioneering television show that combined activism, critical analysis, grassroots journalism and participatory aesthetics through a collective process?
Beginning on December 9th with an exhibition of Paper Tiger at the Fales NYU library gallery PTTV will begin 4 months of events to celebrate its 30th years. On February 10th and 11th, students, journalists, media scholars and the general public will congregate at The New School. We will explore how PTTV challenges corporate media’s role in maintaining the power structures of our social, political and economic systems, the effects of which we’re now seeing on Wall Street and Main Street. This will become the springboard for creating a design prototype for a new radical media. 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 the skills and knowledge of students in design, video production, journalism, digital media programming, social networking, media studies and traditional arts around these fundamental themes opens up the potential for something truly revolutionary to develop.
Screenings at MoMA and Maysles Cinema are also being planned along with workshops and panels in conjunction with the exhibition.