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Jan 12

UMA Dropin – Roots and Spirit of Public Access TV

January 12, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

George Stoney portrait and graphic for uma dropin about the spirit of access tv

This discussion will invite attendees to learn about and ask questions about the origins of public access tv – and thus the history of Urban Media Arts. A brief discussion about the “father of public access tv” George Stoney will be shared by Anne D’Urso-Rose and Ron Cox, followed by further discussion about how the spirit of community media origins can continue – now as the technology evolves.

Facilitated by Anne D’Urso-Rose and Ron Cox.


About George Stoney, known as “the father of public access tv”

“Happy Collaborator” is a poignant documentary by Mike Hazard that portrays the late George Stoney as a filmmaker, teacher of film, and media activist. He is widely known as “the father of public access TV.”
“Happy Collaborator” includes clips from 17 films, interviews with collaborators who worked with George in front of and behind the camera, and intimate recordings with him.
Cable access centers are encouraged to download and show this documentary about George Stoney on their channels on July 1 — the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1916. https://georgestoney.com/resources/




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