Thursday, December 13, 2007

Class Dismissed Trailer

Tape# 320 Class Dismissed provides a critical look at how U.S. history is taught in high school, at the myths that reduce the complexity of history into simple soundbites, and the information that never seems to make it onto the textbook pages. How can we alter this system to address the limitations of the current curriculum, to allow students to find their own place in history and the world today, to inspire them to become active learners and agents for social change? This video takes a beginning step by looking at the textbook industry, standardized testing, the lack of race and class analysis in textbooks, and the teacher’s role in introducing a range of perspectives into the classroom. Featuring authors Howard Zinn (A People’s History of the United States) and James Loewen (Lies My Teacher Told Me), New York public high school students, textbook industry insiders, and teachers, this is a must-see video for any student of American History. TRT

Fenced Out Trailer

Tape #304. Fenced Out documents the fight for the Christopher St. pier, a long-established hangout and safe haven for New York City’s youth of color and lower-income, homeless, lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, questioning and two-spirited youth. In the summer of 2000, development for a state park began “fencing out” the kids, with support from residents of nearby waterfront properties. “You are lowering the property value,” notes one police officer bluntly. The video examines the clash between the groups that claim ownership of the pier, from the perspective of the youths who feel it is the only place where they belong. The documentary includes interviews with “pierets” about how important the pier is in their lives, and with LGBTQ activists about the history of the piers and their connection to the gay liberation movement of the 60’s. It explores how the struggle to save the pier connects to a larger historical and social movement, and develops a plan of action to save them. Produced by Paper Tiger Television in collaboration with New Neutral Zone and FIERCE.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Paper Tiger Reads Paper Tiger Television - Trailer

OCTOBER 11th!!

Come celebrate with Amy Goodman, Bill Tabb, Joan Braderman
and the Paper Tiger Collective

Tickets $15-$35


Join us at 7pm at Anthology Film Archives on October 11th for the
world premiere of Paper Tiger Reads Paper Tiger Television , a raucous
documentary celebrating 25 years of kick-ass, radical media-making. Drink wine with theTigers! Check out the video installation! See an amazing live performance!

October 15 and 16
$8 (tickets at door)
More information at

Contact or call 212 420 9045

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue @ Second Street 212-505-5181

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

Monday, July 16, 2007

Paper Tiger does the U.S. Social Forum

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Here is some footage from the first U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, GA 2007. In this 15 min. clip we have shout-outs, clips from the "Liberating Gender and Sexuality" plenary, and a short of Rebel Diaz, a hip hop duo out of the Boogie Down Bronx. If you have links to other U.S. Social Forum footage, please post links, (especially if you have clips from Andrea (Andy) Smith's talk at this same plenary). Artwork is by Trust Your Struggle crew out of NYC.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


A sudden, dramatic postal rate change championed by a CORPORATE MEDIA MONSTER threatens the survival of independent publishers. Learn about the implications of this in "GOING POSTAL."

Paper Tiger at the US Social Forum 2007 part 1

Monday, July 9, 2007

Paper Tiger at the Children's Social Forum in Atlanta

In late June 2007, over 10,000 grassroots activists gathered in Atlanta for the first U.S. Social Forum. Paper Tiger Television brought cameras to the event and put them in the hands of youth attending the Children's Social Forum. This is what they shot.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Giving Face to the Death Penalty

A trailer for "Mumia Abu Jamal: Giving Face to the Death PenaltyWho is Mumia Abu-Jamal and why has he been sentenced to death in the state of Pennsylvania? This tape looks at the personal history of Mumia Abu-Jamal, from his membership in the Black Panther Party to his career as an award-winning journalist, to his unfair trial and sentencing in the death of a Philadelphia police officer. Interviews with his legal counsel, friends and colleagues expose the criminal ways the prosecution attained his conviction and the concerted efforts on the part of the Fraternal Order of Police, the FBI and the mainstream media to silence this prominent revolutionary journalist. This video raises critical questions about the rights of the accused, the inherent injustice of the U.S. judicial system when trying the poor and people of color, the function of the death penalty in the U.S. and our first amendment right to free speech.