As part of our upcoming production on Social Movements, Paper Tiger traveled this summer to Puerto Rico and met with Radio Huelga. This radio collective started during the 60 day strike of the University of Puerto Rico this past spring/summer and has continued transmission 24/7. More previews of the Social Movements production coming soon!
In this excerpt from PTTV's upcoming show on Public Space, the Tigers head to the youth market in McKinley Square in the South Bronx. Every Wednesday in the Spring and Summer interns in GrowNYC's Learn It, Grow It, Eat It program transform the square, creating a lively, dynamic space for hands-on education on nutrition and healthy eating.
In mid-June two Paper Tigers headed down to the Gulf Coast to talk to local citizens about what they were doing to respond to the BP Oil Spill.This is the first segment, "Artists Respond." Stay tuned for further segments & the whole episode, coming soon!
One of the Tigers went down south to Virginia and interviewed Frank Edgecombe on his experience as part of the Civil Rights movements and his views on today's Social Movements. This is one of the few interviews we have done for this upcoming show. More coming soon!
Gentrification is happening in communities everywhere. People are being displaced as condominiums are being built. Paper Tiger collaborated with youth in Brooklyn to create a video on how gentrification and development affects residents. Rents and property values skyrocketed over the past few years in Sunset Park, a mostly Latino and Asian working class neighborhood in Brooklyn. This video was created to inform residents about what is happening and to inspire the community to take action.
Is reality television real? Is this the real life or is it just fantasy? Paper Tiger explores the social impact of stereotypes in this explosive and exploitative genre. The show features an interview with media critic, journalist and founder of Women in Media and News, Jennifer L. Pozner. Pozner explains the social, economic and cultural reality of reality TV. An interview with Robert Galinsky, founder of the New York Reality TV School, reveals how actors get trained how to act real and we try...
Red Channels has recently collaborated with Paper Tiger Television to produce a live performance piece taped at Manhattan Neighborhood Network Studios in which we read and respond to the United States Department of Defense Contracts for July 2nd, 2010. These contracts, valued $5 million or more, are announced each business day at 5 pm on the Department of Defense website.
Poet and activist Tuki Kupferberg reflects on the publication Sports Illustrated. He discusses the sense of generating a "contained universe" separate from conventional reality in which idealization of the human form, the sadomasochism of competition and games in a class society are paradigms for war. Kupferberg goes on to point out the contradictory proliferation of alcohol related advertising within it's pages with it's obvious debilitating effect on motor skills and the central nervous syst...
Tuli Kupferberg is an original Fug and publisher of underground comics, takes a deeper look at 80s mainstream pop with a reading of Rolling Stone magazine. American counter culture poet, author & publisher Tuli Kupferberg critically deconstructs Rolling Stone magazine, offering detailed perspectives on it's origin and founding and weighs in on Rolling Stone magazine topics such as commercial advertising and the cult of celebrity.