We are proud to be working with the following outstanding media and economic justice organizations in support of Occupy the Film Festival!
People’s Production House is a journalism training and production institute focused on producing stories that bring unheard voices to the fore. We teach students, immigrants, and working families how to create ground-breaking news critical to a vibrant democracy.
We are founded on the principle that a nuanced, balanced, and diverse news media is both a human right and a public good. We believe that participation in the information age requires that a person be a smart media consumer, as well as a media maker, whose voice shapes and informs public policies.
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.
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! Click here to find out more about joining the collective.
The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is a local-to-local advocacy network of grassroots community organizations working together for media change to end poverty, eliminate racism, and ensure human rights. With over 100 member groups nationwide, regional chapters, an online action network, a media justice learning community, and collaborative campaigns, MAG-Net is advancing an exciting new vision for media justice. MAG-Net is a project of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ).
Global Action Project works with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression and political change. Founded in 1991, GAP has provided media arts and leadership education for thousands of youth living in underserved communities across New York and the country.
Queers for Economic Justice is a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation. Our goal is to challenge and change the systems that create poverty and economic injustice in our communities and to promote an economic system that embraces sexual and gender diversity. We are committed to the principle that access to social and economic resources is a fundamental right, and we work to create social and economic equity through grassroots organizing, public education, advocacy and research. Q4ej does this work because although poor queers have always been a part of both the gay rights and economic justice movements, they have been, and continue to be, largely invisible in both movements. This work will always be informed by the lived experiences and expressed needs of queer people in poverty.
At Cinema Libre Studio, we believe that movies can make a difference. We strive to be at the forefront of the independent media movement, utilizing the mainstream tools of film distribution, reinventing distribution protocols, combining grassroots outreach with targeted marketing efforts, to produce and distribute feature films, foreign films and documentaries that make a different to art-house, mainstream and home audiences.
Since 1986, Deep Dish TV has been a laboratory for new, democratic and empowering ways to make and distribute video. It is a hub linking thousands of artists, independent videomakers, programmers and social activists. The network has produced and distributed over 300 hours of television series that challenge the suppression of awareness, the corruption of language, and the perversion of logic that characterizes so much of corporate media. With humor, passion, creative flair and very low budgets, Deep Dish TV artists and producers have developed provocative video series exploring issues that profoundly impact our lives.
“To survive, democracy needs a truly radical, truly independent press more than ever before. We need to create a culture in this country in which reading and resistance go hand-in-hand. That’s why I’m a proud supporter of Haymarket Books, which has inherited the critical, fighting spirit of its namesakes.”
Since 2001, Haymarket Books has published more than 200 titles. Haymarket was recently one of ten publishers named by In These Times magazine as being a key member of “The Progressive Media Network and Its Allies.” In 2009, Library Journal’s editor Barbara Hoffert called us her “top find of the convention” in a report on “Great Discoveries” at BookExpo America 2009. And that same year, Haymarket had its first New York Times bestseller, Amy Goodman’s Breaking the Sound Barrier.
Haymarket Books seeks to drive a wedge into the risk-averse world of corporate book publishing. Our authors include: Amy and David Goodman, Dahr Jamail (winner of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism), Mike Davis, Dave Zirin, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Wallace Shawn, Breyten Breytenbach, David Barsamian, Ilan Pappé, Giuliana Sgrena, Jeremy Scahill, Camilo Mejía, Elizabeth Laird, Sidney Lens, Dennis Brutus, Amira Hass, Mark Steel, Alfredo Molano, Michael Schwartz, David Cortright, Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, and Iraq Veterans Against the War. Our authors have been featured on Democracy Now!, Free Speech TV, CNN, C-Span Book TV, BBC Radio, National Public Radio, WNYC, all Pacifica Radio stations, Al Jazeera, Fox, AlterNet, TomDispatch.com, and ZNet, among other radio, TV, and internet outlets, and in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Nation, Progressive, In These Times, Mother Jones, Guardian, Independent, New Statesman, Red Pepper, and other print media.