Welcome to Paper Tiger
What is Paper Tiger Television?
Paper Tiger has been creating fun, funky, hard-hitting, investigative, compelling and truly alternative media since 1981! The programs produced at PTTV have inspired media-savvy community productions and activism around the world. Our archive includes shows that provide critical analysis of media, educate about the communications industry and highlight issues that are absent from mainstream information sources. Through the distribution of our short documentary programs, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy, PTTV works to expose and challenge the corporate control of media. Because of the bias and misrepresentation of issues in mainstream media it is critical to include diverse perspectives in the process of making media. PTTV strives to increase awareness of how media can be used to affect social change. A public that can strategically and creatively use the media is necessary for a more equitable and healthy democracy.
What's going on at Paper Tiger...
PAPER TIGER TELEVISION PRESENTS: A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
On Thursday, August 27th, Paper Tiger Television will screen a mix of new and vintage videos in the luscious environs of an East Village community garden, located on the corner of 6th Street and Avenue B.
In celebration of Manhattanís famed east side, Paper Tiger will show excerpts from award-winning pieces about Tompkinís Square Park and gentrification in the Lower East Side, as well as newer pieces chronicling the environmental efforts of individual New Yorkers and last Aprilís massive guerilla street art takeover.
Garden gates open at 7:30 pm, screening will begin at sundown (8 pm). Intrepid wanderers and tiger seekers, alike, are guaranteed roaring hilarity and jungle surprises!
A Garden of Delights
Thursday, August 27th, 2009 (Sunday August 30th, rain date)
6th Street and Avenue B, East Village
PAPER TIGER BROADCAST EVERY WEDNESDAY
Paper Tiger Television broadcasts regularly at 8pm Wednesdays on TimeWarner Ch34 and RCN Ch82 (Manhattan Neighborhood Network MNN) and at 3pm and 11pm Wednesdays on TimeWarner Ch34 and Cablevision Ch67 (Brooklyn Community Access Television BCAT)
NEW PRODUCTIONS IN THE WORKS
Paper Tiger is currently working on a project in Sunset Park Brooklyn about gentrification and two studio shows: one about the DIY environmentalism and another one featuring David Harvey and the national Right to the City movement for urban justice. We are also beginning production on a show about living in a surveillance culture from facebook to government wire tapping and a video presentation from the Left Forum. Check out the latest Paper Tiger production projects.
Paper Tiger Invites You to Join the Collective
Paper Tiger Television is a creative, nonprofit,
volunteer-based artists collective that produces
documentaries, studio shows and advocacy shorts. Most
collective members are media makers interested in
creative, independent, alternative media production. We
learn as we go and if nothing else bring enthusiasm and
Click here to find out more about joining the collective.
Paper Tiger is currently accepting applications for interns. Click here for more information!