WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM Brings Together Reports from Frontlines of Fight Against White Nationalism, Neoliberalism, Patriarchy, and Colonialism
New York, NY (January 8, 2018) – On January 20, 2018, one year after Trump’s inauguration, Deep Dish TV and Paper Tiger TV will release WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM, a 10-part collaborative video/web series about the rise of far-right politics and resistance movements both nationally and internationally. This series is bringing together some of the most cutting edge independent media makers across the world to provide a special report from frontlines against white nationalism, neoliberalism, patriarchy, and colonialism. The episodes of WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM will highlight current organizing movements and their roles in providing alternatives to capitalism, patriarchy, and state repression.
Global Uprisings, subMedia, Woodbine, Global Revolution, and many more activist media makers will release short episodes online every week until the end of March 2018 about a variety of topics that are misrepresented and misunderstood in the mainstream media. The films will show the immediacy of these issues and urgent ways in which people are organizing against them and toward autonomous, intersectional, and inclusive alternatives.
Once again the Deep Dish Network is on the cutting edge of media resistance. The new series is an overview of movement activism beyond the tweets to the streets.
– DeeDee Halleck, Co-founder of Paper Tiger TV and Deep Dish TV
WHAT: A new 10-part video series about worldwide resistance to far right politics with episodes on: Antifa, borders, climate change, #metoo, healthcare, housing, education, tech, police & prisons, and imperialism & militarization.
WHEN: First of series, “ANTIFA” launches January 20, 2018 with more videos released weekly.
WHERE: Online and free screenings worldwide (weinterruptthisprogram.org)
The series begins with an historical analysis of movements against fascism around the world. Mainstream media have never recognized the historical roots of anti-racist and anti-fascist organizing. The word “Antifa” is often equated with terrorism in attempts by the national security state and corporate media to ignore or excuse racist and fascist agendas and to undermine genuine resistance.
This series challenges the narratives about resistance movements and organizing put forth by mainstream media and the Trump regime. It will demystify the myths surrounding these movements and show the positive building for a just world that is being done.
– Rebecca Centeno, Executive Director, Deep Dish TV
Episode 1: ANTIFA by Global Uprisings
Who are the anti-fascists? What is the history of militant anti-fascism and why is it relevant again today? How is anti-fascism connected to a larger political vision that can stop the rise of fascism and offer us visions of a future worth fighting for? Through interviews with anti-fascist organizers, historians, and political theorists in the US and Germany, we explore the broader meaning of this political moment while taking the viewer to the scene of street battles from Washington to Berkeley and Charlottesville.
Episode 2: A Tale of Two Borders by subMedia
Anarchist media collective subMedia interviews a number of individuals from the US and Canada who are helping to chart a course for the future based on living practices of solidarity and mutual aid, and who are invested in tearing down the physical and imaginary borders that seek to keep us divided.
Episode 3: No Permission Needed: Mutual aid in the Time of Climate Catastrophe by subMedia
subMedia interviews individuals involved in grassroots mutual aid efforts aimed at supporting and empowering communities most affected by natural disasters.
More information on upcoming episodes coming soon!!
Episode 1, ANTIFA by Global Uprisings, will be released on January 20, 2018. Viewers are encouraged to organize free screenings of the films in their communities, especially around January 20th, 2018 as benefits for the 188 people facing charges for protesting during Donald Trump’s inauguration on #J20. For more information, please visit: http://weinterruptthisprogram.org/upcoming-screenings
Amsterdam, Netherlands: January 22, 2018, Food at 7PM, Film at 8PM Joe’s Garage, Pretoriusstraat 43, 1092 EZ, (www.joesgarage.nl/archives/14029)
Johannesburg, South Africa: January 20, 2018, 6PM -8PM Amuse Café, 34 5th St, Linden, Randburg, 2195, (www.facebook.com/events/572790703055354)
New York, NY, USA: January 26, 2018, Doors at 7PM, Film at 7:30PM
Paper Tiger TV, 168 Canal St., 6th Fl (http://www.facebook.com/events/380185549096143)
Oakland, CA, USA: January 20, 2018 Location TBA
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS:
Deep Dish TV (DDTV) has worked for 30 years to build and maintain a statewide and national network of people and grassroots organizations committed to using television and the internet as outlets to address issues and perspectives inadequately represented by corporate media. DDTV’s goal is to strengthen and increase the visibility of movements for social and economic justice in the U.S. and around the world.
Global Revolution channels the voices of the street by amplifying activists on the ground through livestreams and social media to help them tell their story and perspective to the whole world. The Collective officially started on September 17, 2011 with occupation of Liberty Square in downtown Manhattan, NYC and was the first livestream channel to cover Occupy Wall Street protests.
Global Uprisings is an independent news site and video series dedicated to showing responses to the economic crisis and authoritarianism. Since 2011, Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh have been travelling, researching, and making documentary films. Their short films detail social movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
Paper Tiger TV (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. Through the production and distribution of public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy, PTTV works to challenge and expose the corporate control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public awareness of the negative influence of mass media and involving people in the process of making media is mandatory for our long-term goal of information equity.
subMedia is a video production ensemble, which aims to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas, and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos. Founded in 1994, subMedia has produced hundreds of videos on everything from anti-globalization protests to films about shoplifting.
Woodbine is an experimental hub in Ridgewood, Queens for developing the skills, practices, and tools for inhabiting the Anthropocene. They host workshops, lectures, discussions, and serve as a meeting and organizing space.