More previews of the Social Movements production coming soon!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
More previews of the Social Movements production coming soon!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Structured as a local news program featuring two female anchors (JC Wyatt and Tess McGill, formerly of Working Girl fame) this show uses slapstick comedy, man-on-the-street interviews, live music, kitschy camera techniques, big hair-dos and plenty of cribbed footage to examine a myriad of issues related to the contemporary working woman. Topics covered include the economic crisis of 2008, the current state of women in the workforce, a profiles Non-Traditional Employment for Women, a New York based non-profit that helps women enter the construction and building trades, and a creative critique of mainstream media representations of women working.
The live show also features special guest performer, the inimitable, glitter punk, accordion toting Mira Stroika singing her original song "Norman Rockwell," as well as a traditional Russian folk song and a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel."
To view this show and more like it, go to blog.papertiger.org.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Living off water and salt, young strikers completed a 12 day hunger strike in front of Sen. Schumer's office in Manhattan. This was just one of the many direct actions taking place; students around the country have escalated their protests, risking arrests and deportation.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Part of our in-the-works show on the cultural and political ramifications of modern-day surveillance.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
What would New York City be like if everyone had...
Housing that was safe and affordable?
Public space that was truly public?
Local governance that was representative and powerful?
Jobs that were good and available?
We know, its hard to imagine.
But that's why the Right to the City Alliance brought together dozens of
community groups from throughout the five boroughs to visualize a
better City and flesh out demands and build a movement to make it
happen. On Thursday, February 11th, the Alliance presented the Right to the City
platform, cultivated from months of radically democratic thinking. New
York City has been the playground of the wealthy for far too long --
its time for the people to take back the power!
Paper Tiger screened our new documentary on the RTTC movement.
Dr. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor, CUNY and Dr. Peter Marcuse,
Professor Emeritus, Columbia University were special guests, representatives
from RTTC partner organizations presented on a panel, and 250 community members
showed up for this inspiring event.
WHERE: CUNY Graduate Center
WHEN: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
What's the score on the healthcare reform card? Our tally says Health Insurance Companies - 1, Health Care Coverage - 0. Players from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), Health Care We Gotta Have It, labor unions and others give the play-by-play on how the administration went to bat for the big business of the health insurance industry, how the mainstream media declared it safe and how the Single-Payer national health care option got fouled out of the debate. Paper Tiger Production 1994.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Our beloved Howard Zinn died today of a heart attack in Los Angeles; he was 87. What a huge loss, for us as progressives, as human beings who care about the world and about how people are treated.
How lucky we were, to share this world and this time with him; he always offered a perspective that included telling the truth, humor, and hope.
"If we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand Utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory." --Howard Zinn
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Dr. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor at City College of New York speaks about the history of New York, and the Right to the City movement. He is author of numerous books including The Limits of Capital, Social Justice and The City, and The Urban Experience.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Right to the City: New York City Demands (14 mins.)
This fast-paced film unfolds the RTTC Alliance’s 2009 Platform: the right to community decision-making power; to federal stimulus funds; to quality, affordable housing; to environmental and public health, to public space; and jobs and workforce training.
Friday, November 27, 2009
We are thrilled to present to you a 3-part DVD on the Right to the City (RTTC) alliance in New York City, which is fighting for a just, healthy, affordable and equitable city. In a city run by moneyed interests, a united front is needed to win real and lasting change for the majority of New Yorkers.
About this documentary:
Connecting yesterdays suburban sprawl to todays condo gluts and Robert Moses style development with the growing movement taking back the city, this irreverent film brings it all together with the analysis of scholar David Harvey.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This show is a one hour version of the five-part "Showdown in Seattle" series produced by Paper Tiger TV, in coalition with Changing America, Whispered Media, Big Noise, VideoActive, and the Independent Media Center. This unprecedented media collaboration makes public the voices and concerns of tens of thousands from all over the world who gathered in Seattle, Washington to protests the World Trade Organization's Millennium meeting, December 1999. This tape contains edited versions of all 5 shows that were satellite cast during the WTO's ministerial.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Shot at Spy Store NYC in the West Village.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
This is the trailer for our first collaborative documentary with IndyVideo
(the video component of the Indypendent).
The Right to the City (RTTC) is a documentary about the New York coalition
of many groups which are giving a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt
the displacement of low-income people, LGBTQ, and youths of color from their
historic urban neighborhoods.The RTTC is a national alliance of racial, economic
and environmental justice organizations. Groups like Picture the Homeless, Make the
Road, Mothers on the Move... and also academics such as David Harvey are part
of the local movement.
The 28-minute documentary will come out soon.
Look for broadcast dates and information about local screenings
on our website in the next few weeks.
For more information check this out: http://www.righttothecity.org/
Friday, October 2, 2009
On Thursday, September 24th, 2009, members of Times Up! orchestrated a bike ride and “Funky Protest Cheese Party” at Union Square to protest the privatization and transformation of the park’s Pavilion into a private upscale restaurant, a plan proposed by Danny Meyer and the Union Square Partnership. Through funky dance, protestors interrupted the annual private “dinner” for supporters of the privatization of the Pavilion, a place that is considered a birthplace of the Labor Movement and a historically important site for Free Speech: it’s an idea that stinks!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Another sneak peek at an upcoming Paper Tiger production: "Reality Unreeled: The Really Real Unreal Reality of Real Reality TV." Stay posted!
Is reality television real? Is this the real life or is it just fantasy? Paper Tiger's summer 2009 interns are currently creating a show on reality television to explore the social impacts and affective stereotypes of this explosive and exploitative genre that has taken TV networks by storm. The show will feature an interview with media critic, journalist and founder of Women in Media and News, Jennifer L. Pozner. Pozner will explain the social, economic and cultural reality of reality TV. The show will also include an interview with Robert Galinsky, founder and “principal” of the New York Reality TV School, where actors get trained how to act real. And the interns will try to make sense of all of those "Addicted to Beauty" posters that you see everywhere through interviews with random subway passer-bys. Stay tuned for the release of the show in late Fall 2009. In the meantime, keep yourselves busy with this preview piece from the Paper Tiger archives with Herb Schiller on Geraldo and trash television—the unfortunate predecessors of contemporary “video nausea!!!”