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Friday FEBRUARY 27, 2015


(1916 - 2012 RIP)

(Originally aired: 07-31-08)  

Professor: Film/TV - N.Y. University

Tisch School of the Arts

Award Winning Director:

All My Babies

Pioneer Public Access Cable Television Activist

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KY0IKqf3Jgg - GEORGE STONEY




George Stoney

George Stoney is the writer, director, and producer of over fifty documentaries and television series, including All My Babies (1953), How the Myth Was Made (1978), Southern Voices (1985), Images of the Great Depression (1990), and The Uprising of 34 (1995). He has taught film at the University of Southern California, City College of New York,
Columbia University, Stanford University, and New York University, where he received the NYU Great Teacher Award (1988). He has been a mentor and inspiration for generations of aspiring filmmakers, with his commitment to illuminating social issues and humanitarian concerns.

Taught film at University of Southern California, City College (CUNY), Columbia University, and Stanford University. Lectures and short courses at the British National Film School; Portland State University; University of Ibadan in Nigeria; Antioch College; UCLA; and others. Writer, director, and producer of over 50 documentaries and television series, including the award-winning All My Babies (1953); How the Myth Was Made (1978); Southern Voices (1985); How One
Painter Sees (1988); and Images of the Great Depression (1990). Executive producer, Challenge for Change program at the National Film Board of Canada (1968-1970). Founding board member, National Federation of Local Cable Programmers (1976-1986). Recipient, NYU Great Teacher Award (1988) and Manhattan Borough President's Award (1989). Named to the Manhattan Community Cable Access Board (1991). Recipient of Leo Dratfield Award.

George C. Stoney

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George C. Stoney (1916-) is a professor of film and cinema studies at New York University, and a pioneer in the field of documentary film. Stoney directed several influential films including All My Babies and How the Myth Was Made. He is considered as the father of public access television[1].

George Stoney studied journalism at NYU and the University of North Carolina. He has worked as a photo intelligence officer in World War II, for the Farm Security Administration an information officer, and as a freelance journalist. In 1946, he joined the Southern Educational Film Service as writer and director. He started his own production company in 1950, and has made over 40 documentary films on wide ranging subjects. All My Babies, one of his first films, received numerous awards and was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.

Stoney was also the director of the Challenge for Change project, a socially active documentary production wing of the National Film Board of Canada from 1966-70.

With Red Burns, Stoney co-founded the Alternate Media Center in 1972, which trained citizens in the tools of video production for a brand new medium, public access television. An early advocate of democratic media, Stoney is often cited as being the Father of Public Access Television. Today, Stoney sits on the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Neighborhood Network and is active in the Alliance for Community Media. Each year, the ACM presents "The George Stoney Award" to an organization or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to championing the growth and experience of humanistic community communications.

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