DeeDee Halleck

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DeeDee Halleck has been working in alternative forms of media since the early 1970s. She was associated with Shirley Clarke and the Video Space Troups in the 1970s. She is a founding member of Paper Tiger Television, the grass-roots media collective, and co-founded Deep Dish Satellite Network. She is a strong supporter of populist video. She is a frequent panelist at symposia on media and has written several essays on video as a social act. She received a Rockefeller Fellowship for her feature film Uncle Sam's Tropical Review. Her other films include Haiti: Bitter Cane, The Gringo in Mananaland and Lock Down USA. She teaches at the University of California, San Diego DeeDee 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. As president 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. In 1989 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 MaÒanaland," 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. She is on the board of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, DeepDish Network, the Independent Media Center and is a member of theMacBride Roundtable on International Communication. Her book, Hand Held Visions: the Uses of Community Media, was published by Fordham University Press in Spring 2001. Most recently she has worked on developing a television version of Democracy Now!, the daily national news program with Amy Goodman. This series is currently being uplinked to community stations around the country through the Deep Dish Satellite Network and Free Speech TV. Films: "The Gringo in MaÒanaland," 1995. "Cuba Video Summit" (with Scott, Cathy & Martinez, CheChe) 1992. "Ends and Means: History and Consequences of Anti-Communism in the United States;" Half-hour documentary based on a conference at Harvard University, November, 1988. "Video Happening" at the American Film Institute Video Festival. 1986. "Paper Tiger" Video Installation at the Whitney Museum, NYC. 1985. "Barco de la Paz," 1984. Distributor: Fellowship of Reconciliation. "Waiting for the Invasion: US Citizens in Nicaragua," 1983. Distributed by Skip Blumberg. Articles: Halleck, DeeDee, "Cyber Activism, Independents and the PBS Fortress: can the tactics of Seattle apply?" (soon to be available at Independent Media Center) Halleck, DeeDee, "Resource Allocation in Independent Media Production: Problems and Prospects" Halleck, DeeDee, "Zapatistas On Line" Halleck, 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. Halleck, DeeDee, "Guerillas in Our Midst" Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism, vol. 26(2) Fall, 1998. Halleck, DeeDee, "Remembering Shirley" Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism Spring, 1998. Halleck, 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. Halleck, 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 "DeeDee 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. Interviews: (streaming audio interview)