BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

George C. Stoney, the documentary filmmaker, teacher, and activist known as “the father of public access television,” made a major impact on the world of media.  He wrote, produced, and/or directed over 50 documentary film productions, many of which dealt with social issues never before captured through film.  His work as a media advocate brought about the development of Public Access Television which would see the building of community media stations for public use in major cities across the United States.  His legacy echoes internationally having served as the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s Challenge for Change program from 1969-1971, professor of film studies at the University of Southern California, Stanford University, and New York University, and having made films in nations around the globe including Brazil, China, India, Ireland, and many others.  A network of documentary filmmakers and artists around the world continue to site George as a major inspiration for their own work, many adopting the phrase, “What would George do?”

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