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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Indie Lens Pop-Up
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

FREE - Tue., June 16 at 7:30 p.m. on OVEE| View a special virtual screening and join the conversation on the life of a radical activist who videotaped everything on television for 30 years. REGISTER HERE

You're invited to join WKAR and Indie Lens Pop-Up for a virtual screening, featuring Recorder: The Marion Stokes Projects. Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years—capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how the media shaped the world of today.

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project| Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. on OVEE

The virtual event begins with a full screening of the film and continues featuring a live stream Q&A and community-led breakout discussions on topics such as responsible tourism, the National Parks, environmental sustainability in New Jersey, and more.


  • Matt Wolf
    Director of Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
  • Kyle Martin
    Producer of Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
  • Michael Metelits
    Film Subject of Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
  • Roger Macdonald
    Television Archive Fellow of Internet Archive (moderator)

The event is free, but registration is required | REGISTER HERE

Virtual screening on OVEE.

Marion Stokes secretly recorded American television 24 hours a day for 30 years, from 1975 until her death in 2012. Long before the era of “fake news,” the Philadelphia-based activist believed that a comprehensive archive of the media would one day be invaluable, protecting the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television. Her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, and her son reflects back on his fractured, fascinating relationship with his complicated and fabulously wealthy mother. Now her 70,000 VHS tapes are being digitized for future generations, giving us all an eye-opening glimpse into how television shaped, and continues to shape, our world.

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

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