Five Decades of Community Media from Canal Street to Cuba: Presented by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, Co-founders, Downtown Community TV Center will serve as the School of Media Studies' Hirshon Artists-in- Residence for the Spring 2017 Semester.
In 1972, Jon and Keiko founded Downtown Community Television Center, the first community media arts non-profit organization in the country, serving 75,000 young people over the years. Jon and Keiko will present a 45 year cavalcade of DCTV hits, leading up to the present.
Jon Alpert’s documentary films have received 15 National Emmy Awards and two Academy Award Nominations, among other recognitions. With a core mission that includes providing outstanding media arts education to underserved populations and using media to bridge economic and social divides and promote understanding and tolerance, DCTV has made a singular contribution to the New York community.
Spanning past and present media, the following themes will be presented:
In the Streets
Get out the Vote
Story Telling in Our Community and Beyond
Story of Vinh
Before there was Obamacare
Fighting Against War
Vietnam China Border War
Growing the Next Generation
Early Pro TV
Anti Gun Violence Tour
Canal Street to Cuba
Cuba and the Cameraman
Hosted by Carol Wilder, Dean, School of Media Studies.
Sponsored by the School of Media Studies.
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