“I’ll start with myself” Community video and access to TV in a time of ‘post-truth’
‘We have a sense that we know we exist because there we are on the screen. And if you do not appear, if you or your people do not appear, or only appear in certain roles, you are diminished by that…’
Brian Groombridge’s words from the late 1980s express a lot about the principles and values that have guided me throughout my working life – especially my involvement in the activist uses of portable video in communities and the struggles for access to television in the 1970s and 1980s.
In this talk I will revisit some of this work, with the aim of exploring what resonance they might have in the present – a moment when there is a rapidly declining faith in the authority and believability of ‘the media’. If television had been less exclusive, and ‘alternative’ media more pervasive, would ‘alternative facts’ have less purchase?
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
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Dates & times
|21 Mar 2017||5:30pm - 7:30pm|
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