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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

School Board

Get out the Vote

Hello Europe

 

Story Telling in Our Community and Beyond

Chinatown

Vietnam Snake

Story of Vinh

Smokey Mountain

Redemption

 

Before there was Obamacare

Health Care

Bagdad ER

 

Fighting Against War

Vietnam China Border War

Wiwili

Ambush

Iraq

 

Growing the Next Generation

Early Pro TV

Anti Gun Violence Tour

Jasmine

Alysia

 

Canal Street to Cuba

Mariela

Cuba and the Cameraman

 

Hosted by Carol Wilder, Dean, School of Media Studies.

Sponsored by the School of Media Studies

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Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions, Film and Media Screenings

Audience

General Public

School

Schools of Public Engagement, School of Media Studies

Theme

Media and Technology, Education and Learning

Cost

Free; reservations suggested at the top right button.

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