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We Tell: Fifty Years of Community Media

November 23 – December 21

With the development of video and public access television in the late 1960s, community media—the broad term for local grassroots alternatives to mainstream journalism—moved from a democratic ideal to a salient means of production and broadcast for various communities and filmmakers across America. This five-part series celebrates a diversity of voices, time periods, and geographic locations over the fifty-year history of participatory community media in the United States. With thanks to Louis Massiah, Scribe Video Center; Patricia Zimmerman, Ithaca College; Carmel Curtis, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive; and XFR Collective.

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