The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

New Releases » Here Come the Videofreex

Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016

07:00 PM – 08:45 PM

  Courtesy of the Longshot Factory

Courtesy of the Longshot Factory

Thursday's screening introduced by filmmaker and activist Tish Stringer

In the 1960s and 1970s, a group of renegade journalists, the Videofreex, democratized the media, using handheld video cameras to record the world around them. This film taps into a treasure chest of restored tapes shot by the Freex, including interviews with activists Fred Hampton and Abbie Hoffman. These innovators changed the nature of journalism, forging a legacy that has evolved into today’s all-access media environment.

About the Film

Tish Stringer is an anthropologist, media maker, curator, and user of endangered technologies. She is a lecturer and film program manager in the department of visual and dramatic arts at Rice University. Tish holds a PhD in anthropology from Rice University and a bachelor's degree in anthropology and cultural studies from the University of Minnesota. Her graduate research and dissertation, Move! Guerrilla Media, Collaborative Modes, and the Tactics of Radical Media Making, focused on radical filmmaking collectives working in and with social movements. Tish has presented her work in academic, arts, and activist contexts throughout the world.

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