Halleck, Democracy in Media Activist
Retired University Professor
New Book! Hand
Held Visions: the Uses of Community Media Published
by Fordham University
Independent Media Center
Deep Dish TV
Bread & Puppoet
Halleck is a media activist and founder of Paper
Tiger Television and co-founder of the Deep
Dish Satellite Network. Her first film, "Children Make Movies"
(1961), was about a film-making project at the Lillian Wald Settlement
in Lower Manhattan. "Mural on Our Street" was nominated for Academy
Award in 1965. She has led media workshops with elementary school
children, reform school youth and migrant farmers. In 1976 she was
co-director of the Child-Made Film Symposium, which was a fifteen
year assessment of media by youth throughout the world.
of the Association of Independent Video and Film Makers (AIVF) in
the seventies, she led a media reform campaign in Washington, testifying
twice before the House Sub-Committee on Telecommunication. She has
served as a trustee of the American Film Institute, Women Make Movies
and the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation. She has authored
numerous articles in Film Library Quarterly, Film Culture,
High Performance, The Independent, Leonardo,
Afterimage and other media journals.
she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has organized installations
at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Austrian Triennial of
Photography, the Wexner Center, the Berkeley Museum, New Langdon
Arts and the Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute. She received
two Rockefeller Media Fellowships for "The Gringo in Mañanaland,"
a feature film about stereotypes of Latin Americans in U.S. films,
which was featured at the Venice Film Festival, the London Film
Festival and which won a special jury prize at the Trieste Festival
for Latin American Film. She coordinated a twelve part series on
the prison industrial complex in the United States entitled, "Bars
and Stripes." She is one of the founders of the Independent Media
Center Movement, which has created alternative media centers in
thirty-eight cities around the world.
film project is "Ah: the Hopeful Pageantry of Bread and Puppet,"
a ten year document of the experimental theater group. She is on
the board of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers,
Deep Dish Network, the Independent Media Center and is a member
of the MacBride Roundtable on International Communication. Her book,
Hand Held Visions: the Uses of Community Media, will be published
by Fordham University Press in Spring 2001. She is currently developing
a national daily news program in collaboration with Deep Dish TV.
Gringo in Mañanaland," 1995.
Video Summit" (with Scott, Cathy & Martinez, CheChe) 1992.
and Means: History and Consequences of Anti-Communism in the United
States;" Half-hour documentary based on a conference at Harvard
University, November, 1988.
Happening" at the American Film Institute Video Festival. 1986.
Tiger" Video Installation at the Whitney Museum, NYC. 1985.
de la Paz," 1984. Distributor: Fellowship of Reconciliation.
for the Invasion: US Citizens in Nicaragua," 1983. Distributed by
Activism, Independents and the PBS Fortress: can the tactics of Seattle
apply?" (soon to be available at Independent
Allocation in Independent Media Production: Problems and Prospects"
DeeDee, "The Grassroots Media of Paper Tiger Television and the
Deep Dish Satellite Network," Crash Media, issue 2, May 1998.
Halleck, DeeDee, "Perpetual Shadows" for Erik Barnouw Festschrift,
Wide Angle Volume, 1998.
DeeDee, "Guerillas in Our Midst" Afterimage, The Journal of Media
Arts and Criticism, vol. 26(2) Fall, 1998.
DeeDee, "Remembering Shirley" Afterimage, The Journal of Media
Arts and Criticism Spring, 1998.
DeeDee, "From Public Access to Geostationary Orbit: The Grass Roots
Media of Paper Tiger Television and Deep Dish Community Network";
United Nations World Forum, January 1998.
DeeDee, "Las imagenes contradictorias del Mexico de Gene Autry:
Un analisis de dos Peliculas", Mexico Estados Unidos: Encuentros
y desencuentros en el Cine, Ignacio Duran, Ivan Trujillo and
Monica Verea, editors, 1996
Halleck and Bob Hercules", Art Out There..Toward a Publicly Engaged
Art Practice, Edited by Jean Fulton, School of the Art Institute
of Chicago, 1996.
Interview with DeeDee Halleck
by Jakob Weingartner
Speaking to Paper Tiger about Mainstream Medial
on Television House (streaming audio interview)
Paper Tiger Television, 6:19 min Dee Dee Halleck For the last fifteen
years, thousands of Manhattan Cable subscribers have enjoyed the
intelligent, irreverent, ultra-low-budget antics of Paper Tiger
Dee Dee is no longer teaching courses @ UCSD. She is currently
retiring in Upstate New York where she has lived and commuted for
over 20 years. However, you are welcomed to Email her at email@example.com
110: Cinema in Latin America (winter 1999)
110: Cinema in Latin America (winter 1998)
175: Special Topics In Communication: Media In Cuba
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