Dee Dee Halleck

Dee Dee Halleck is a media artist, activist, and theorist, founder of Paper Tiger Television, and co-founder of the Deep Dish Satellite Network, which is the first grass roots community television network. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the University of California at San Diego. Her first film, “Children Make Movies” (1961), was about a film-making project at the Lillian Wald Settlement in Lower Manhattan. Her film, “Mural on Our Street” was with elementary school children, reform school youth, senior citizens, and migrant farmers. In 1976, she was co-director of the Child-Made Film Symposium, which was a fifteeen-year assessment of media by youth throughout the world. Halleck 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. Her book, Hand Held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media, is published by Fordham University Press. She co-edited “Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest by M.E. Sharpe and has written essays for a number of collections on independent media. She has curated a “Community Art Documentary” series to be screened in our community’s outdoor theater, Freedom Square.

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