This year, July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of George Stoney's birthday.
Many of us knew George, were friends or were inspired by him, and many were collaborators over many years, either in film making or community building work.
"Happy Collaborator" is a poignant documentary by Mike Hazard that portrays George Stoney as a filmmaker, teacher of film, and media activist. George is widely known as "the father of public access." "Happy Collaborator" includes clips from 17 films, interviews with collaborators who worked with George in front of and behind the camera, and intimate recordings with him.
Sundays at 8:30pm in July
"Everyone's Channel," a 1990 documentary about the early history of U.S. community television and public access TV. It includes interviews with access pioneers (especially George Stoney), explores the technological developments that helped make cable access a reality, and stresses the continuing need to see it as a vital necessity and right.