There is a vibrant culture of alternative and radical video activism in the UK. This page simply provides a starting point. To contact Indymedia UK Video mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Nb all mail is publicly archived).
The European NewsReal is a project dedicated to establishing a European network to distribute and screen grassroots videos covering issues ignored or distorted by the corporate media. Based on the global Indymedia Newsreal model it aims to distribute on CD a monthly half-hour video compilation.
It's easy! Get together with a few friends, find a venue and put on a film
screening. Videos are available (see below) and the European NewsReal will
be coming out very month.
Undercurrents 'How to arrange a screening' miniguide
Video Activist Network 'How to do a video screening' guide
Search the UK site for all online video clips
Indymedia UK has two videos for sale from the website
- Praha Rebel Colours from the Anti-IMF / World Bank S26 protests in Prague (2000)
- Genoa Red Zone from the Anti-G8 protests in genoa Italy in 2001.
More information here.
CultureShop also has a growing list of radical videos which can be ordered online: www.cultureshop.org
Useful set of basic introductions and 'how-to' guides for video activism:
I-Contact's Video Activist Survival Kit
Undercurrents Video Activist Handbook
Paper Tiger TV's "How To" Resources for Video Activists
Video Activist Network Resources
FAIR'S Media Activist Kit
The Ruckus Society Media Manual
A basic list of local video groups and others. To request a link please mail your recommendation with brief outline to email@example.com.
Beyond TV aims to use film festivals, the Internet and other multimedia to reach a wider audience for inspirational campaign videos and other forms of alternative media features.
Conscious Cinema is a media/arts collective turned production company. Our broadcast standard edit suite is located in an arts co-operative in a sunny warehouse in central London. We mix commercial editing and shooting work with projects that create greater value than money.
Making not-for-profit and independent films available to the widest possible audience - buy online.
i-Contact Video Network, Bristol
A non-profit making group producing and supporting video work that tackles the issues the mainstream media ignore. Through i- Contact those wishing to use video come together with those who will benefit from it. We are about respecting and reflecting the genuine concerns of communities and suggesting ways forward.
Pioneering web streaming, mixing up music, visuals and politics.
Undercurrent Productions, Oxford
Undercurrents aims to bring about positive social, environmental and personal change using various forms of media, currently being video, audio, internet and text. We support, train and give resource access for both individuals and grassroots campaign groups.
Berlin video activists.
Still under development, this site promises to "never compromise the integrity of film and video art with streaming video or ad placement before or after the piece."
Big Noise Films
Makers of Zapatista, also created segments for "Showdown in Seattle" and "Breaking the Bank"
Breaking Free video magazine
Alternative media for Direct Action!
Italian video collective, worked on Prague S26 video: Rebel Colors
Cascadia Media Collective
Produces Cascadia Alive! in Eugene, OR, a community tv program on radical politics, patriarchy, police brutality and resistance to environmental destruction and deforestation
Chiapas Media Project
Camera training, production, webcasting - on-site in Chiapas
Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers
Video producers covering the largest roadless wilderness areas in the lower 48. Recently produced "Buffalo Nations"
National satellite network programmed on more than 300 cable stations across the USA
Videos of Progressive Events
Dog Eat Dog Films
The online home of Michael Moore's production company
Online community where you can access and discuss original programming that is entertainment-driven and socially-concerned.
The Empowerment Project
Early supporters of independent video work. Excellent, award-winning videos on the U.S. military and media control
Flying Focus Video Collective
Video activists of Portland, Oregon
Streaming great videos on the web and broadcasting via
Australian producers of a video roundup of actions and issues "Global Insights", broadcasters of "access news" and facilitators of the ska tv youth training project
Accomplished video producers - forest issues
Guerrilla News Network
Dedicated to nurturing a collective of media revolutionaries who use the resources we have as a conscious world community to transform the planet
Headwaters Action Video Collective (HAVC)
North Coast (California) Earth First! video activists
Highly regarded Berlin video group & internet station
NYC-based non-profit website, a tool to amplify the voices of independent filmmakers and to link viewers to opportunities for activism and social change
A Chicago-based organization which develops and distributes progressive television, radio, videos, and computer communications on labor and social issues.
La Lutta New Media Collective
A non-profit, community-based organization, is a group of activists, artists, educators and professionals united to promote a greater level of social awareness through new media.
Michael Thomas Productions
Producers of environmental justice documentary video.
The Nova Brussels
A video library, which will be free access
Off Center Video
Affiliated with the Gray Panthers, this group recently produced, "Save the Redwoods, Boycott the GAP."
Open Human Minds
NYC media collective dedicated to making and promoting alternative documentaries.
Organic Chaos Network
Network of video-activists based in the Netherlands.
Free streaming media made by Jackal Media, an independent non- mainstream media unit.
Paper Tiger TV
Archetypal video activists. Currently very active with a diversity of producers creating videos on many topics and contributing to big collaborative editing projects.
People's Video Network
a group of media activists with more than 50 public access shows across the country and hundreds of videos documenting the struggle.
Among Oregon's finest video producers, focus on direct action, forest preservation and anarchism.
RadiX international lends out videos about direct action and other protest in order to inform, educate and empower people to be active themselves.
A worker owned media collective dedicated to providing informative, challenging, and entertaining programming for a diverse audience.
Satan Macnuggit Popular Arts
Archive of subversive fun with lots of hard to find activist videos.
The home site of Velcro Ripper
"An independent video company working with cutting edge documentarians, international independent journalist and grassroots organizations throughout the world to provide news and information on progressive topics to our audience."
Video collective based in San Francisco - major contributers to both "Showdown in Seattle" and "Breaking the Bank"
UK-based indie video distribution
Studio 220 Film Collective
A new media collective dedicated to gathering film footage of events, actions, drama, productions and other creative expressions related to the new social justice movement.
Surveillance Camera Players
"Only someone completely distrustful of all government would be opposed to what we are doing with surveillance cameras." - NYC Police Commissioner Howard Safir, 27 July 1999.
Toronto Video Activist Collective
TVAC was created to shamelessly promote social and environmental justice issues through the production and distribution of activist videos under no mask of "journalistic objectivity"
Danish radio & television content providers: "a serious alternative to the established press with a fascinating way of showing news and experimental television"
An international non-governmental coalition promoting audiovisual communication for development and democracy.
Vrije Keyser TV
Dutch alternative broadcasting organisation
Video producers and media activists, based in San Francisco
Video production group focusing on issues related to industrial agriculture,food and cultural dialogue
Video Activists from Canada with a strong focus on labor issues. Features streaming video and interactive web forum
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