The scapegoating of Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official who was forced to resign last week, was such a perfect, surreal, and toxic example of everything that is wrong with our politics that I am daring to hope we can actually learn something from it.
Changing the Channel: What the FCC’s Recent Decision on Media Ownership Means for Independent Producers...
While Seattle's cable access station (TCI, Channel 29) recently has taken some heat for one program with some questionable content, the overwhelming volume of its high quality arts programming has gone unnoticed. Writing as an organizer of the Seattle Independent Film and Video Consortium (SIFVC), I find this lamentable, since the curators of these programs have taken creative steps to network their content with the community and leading media arts organizations in the city.
(This article was originally written by Louis Massiah for the catalogue commemorating Henry Hampton produced for the Boston Film/Video Foundation 1996 VISION AWARD)
When the grand history of indigenous American art forms of the 20th century is recorded, someone must tell the story of Henry Hampton and the television and motion picture company he created called Blackside.
Henry's dogged struggle to produce Eyes on the Prize is the stuff of legend.
In between finishing the new 1998 "Support for Media Centers" Funding Guidelines and leaving for New York to attend the Independent Feature Project Market, Alyce Myatt, the newly appointed Program Officer for Media at The John D. and Catherine T.
"Long long ago, in an archive far far away..."
Like most video histories, the story of the National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET) is fragmented, buried and unknown to all but a handful of people. Fascinated by what little we knew about the Center, the two of us embarked on a preservation project to locate, preserve and exhibit tapes from the Center out of a desire to see the work and learn more.
It’s no coincidence that Battleground Minnesota found a home on Current TV. The documentary, a music-video-inspired take on the 2004 U.S. Senate election in Minnesota, shows a series of interviews with political stakeholders and pundits from both sides of the partisan divide. But what sets Battleground apart is the unique team that produced it.
At Native American Public Telecommunications, new technologies make strategic planning increasingly important. I often end my days with many more questions than answers.