Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Operation Storm the Media Trailer

Trailer for Operation Storm the Media. In the media coverage of the Persian Gulf War, even the pretense of a separation between the press and state was abandoned. This show explores the relationship between corporate sponsorship and media censorship via coverage of the "Challenge the Media" demonstration in NYC in January 1991. PTTV and Renu Nahata from FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) comment on the media's packaging of the war. Winner of the 1991 Visions of the US video competition. Full show will be screened October 15th at the Anthology Film Archive at 32 2nd ave. in New York City at 7pm along with Herb Schiller Reads the New York Times: The Steering Mechanism of the Ruling Class. The evening will be hosted by Jeff Cohen, the founder of F.A.I.R. (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting). For more info check out

Monday, August 27, 2007

Tompkins Square Park: Operation Class War on the Lower East Side

A trailer for this dynamic and captivating documentary-style production, which pieces together the unofficial story behind the Riot of ’88 and reveals the ugly side of forced gentrification in New York City. The production traces the transformation of Tompkins Square Park from being a tent city for homeless people and bastion of free expression for artists, bohemians, rebels and crazies, to becoming a central battleground in the fiercely contested class war over the Lower East Side. The show is not to be missed by any New York City history buff, affordable housing advocate or social justice-minded citizen.Full show will be shown October 16th at 7pm at the Anthology Film Archives at 32 2nd ave. in New York City as part of Paper Tiger Televisions 25 year anniversary event. An Excerpt from Thulani Davis asks "Why Howard Beach?: Racial Violence and the Media will also be shown at this event focusing on Race and Class in New York. The evening will be hosted by Picture The Homeless.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Silenced by the Media

In support of AWAAM's youth media program, Paper Tiger contributed a video mentor to assist the youth at AWAAM in producing this 11-minute piece debunking the myths of the media around the Khalil Gibran International Academy. For more information, check out

Monday, August 20, 2007

Military Myths DVD Preview

Screen this at your after-school program, in your community, or local school!
If you want a free copy, a screening of Military Myths, or an "Alternatives to the Military" workshop, email

Friday, August 17, 2007

Thulani Davis asks "Why Howard Beach" preview

The death of Michael Griffiths and the assault of three other black men in Queens, NY at the hands of a group of white teens sparked community protests throughout New York City and eventually erupted into the media storm that became known as the Howard Beach Incident. In an informative monologue, writer and activist, Thulani Davis approaches a question that much of the media at the time had left untouched: what caused this event? Davis looks into acts of racial violence across the country and analyzes the media coverage these incidents received. Davis eventually concludes that the hatred and violence that caused Howard Beach were, all too tragically, part of a larger American racial problem that has persisted in refusing to acknowledge itself, thanks in large part to an irresponsible and unresponsive media.

A Longer excerpt from the show will be shown October 16th at the Anthology Film Archives at 32 2nd ave. at 7pm along with Tompkins Square Park: Operation Class War on the Lower East Side as part of the Paper Tiger Reads Paper Tiger 25 year anniversary celebration. For more information on the show please visit