Media Burn is creating The Whole World Is Watching weekly documentary series
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Media Burn is expanding on our successful online video productions by creating the new weekly documentary series The Whole World Is Watching. We will harness the power of historical videos to illuminate culture and politics and inspire worldwide audiences.

OUR TRACK RECORD

Every week, we produce a new video that provides insight into contemporary life through the lens of what has come before. Over the last nine years, they have been viewed by more than 17 million people online. More than 10,000 people subscribe to these free videos through email or social media.

Author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) has characterized our series as “video haikus, each a sliver of cultural and political history from the last fifty years of American life. Media Burn's collection is so varied, so unlike anything else, it's hard to characterize … some are quirky, some unsettling and some incredibly revealing.” (See http://mediaburn.org/category/blog/). The videos come from Media Burn's collection of more than 7,000 videotapes produced by artists, activists, and community groups.

Media Burn is a project of the Fund for Innovative TV, a 501(c)3 organization that has been producing challenging documentary video and television since 1990. Founder Tom Weinberg has produced hundreds of TV shows and documentaries, including the independent producer series Image Union and THE 90's, and is a multiple Emmy award recipient.

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING mini-doc series

The stories we tell about our country and our past matter. Facts matter.

History is being rewritten at this moment, through a simple and frightening disregard for the lives of a huge number of us.

That’s where Media Burn comes in. Preserving concrete evidence of history, politics, and news—particularly perspectives outside the corporate/institutional media structure—has become one of the most important challenges of our time. We can’t do that if we’re allowing the past to disappear.

Timing is critical. At a time when foundation and government support for cultural organizations is becoming more and more scarce, our fans are critical to helping us expand our efforts to provide an antidote to cultural amnesia.
Tiers
Video Insider
$3 or more per month
You become part of our family! You'll receive an exclusive monthly email newsletter written by Media Burn founder Tom Weinberg.
Media Burner
$5 or more per month
You're a fan of our videos. At this level, you'll get the opportunity to influence what we create by suggesting topics for us to explore in future videos. We will select one idea per month out of all those submitted.

Plus: monthly email newsletter

Archive Angel
$10 or more per month
You understand the value of archives. You will receive an exclusive monthly video download, selected by our staff. These surprising, timely, or underappreciated gems will be sent to your email for download so you can watch them on your device of choice.

Plus:
  • monthly email newsletter
  • suggest topics for videos
Contributing Producer
$20 or more per month
You provide the support we need to produce our weekly videos. You will receive a Contributing Producer credit on all videos produced while your Patreon membership is active.

Plus:
  • monthly email newsletter
  • suggest topics for videos
  • monthly video download
Executive Producer
$50 or more per month
You are a crucial benefactor. You will receive an annual delivery of a flash drive with a curated library of several dozen videos on topics such as: Studs Terkel, sports, or progressive documentaries. You'll be able to watch the files whenever/wherever you want, or give the drive as a gift to a historian in your life. Delivery will occur annually in November for memberships that are active at the time of shipping.

Plus:
  • monthly email newsletter
  • suggest topics for videos
  • monthly video download
  • Contributing Producer credit
Media Burn is expanding on our successful online video productions by creating the new weekly documentary series The Whole World Is Watching. We will harness the power of historical videos to illuminate culture and politics and inspire worldwide audiences.

OUR TRACK RECORD

Every week, we produce a new video that provides insight into contemporary life through the lens of what has come before. Over the last nine years, they have been viewed by more than 17 million people online. More than 10,000 people subscribe to these free videos through email or social media.

Author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) has characterized our series as “video haikus, each a sliver of cultural and political history from the last fifty years of American life. Media Burn's collection is so varied, so unlike anything else, it's hard to characterize … some are quirky, some unsettling and some incredibly revealing.” (See http://mediaburn.org/category/blog/). The videos come from Media Burn's collection of more than 7,000 videotapes produced by artists, activists, and community groups.

Media Burn is a project of the Fund for Innovative TV, a 501(c)3 organization that has been producing challenging documentary video and television since 1990. Founder Tom Weinberg has produced hundreds of TV shows and documentaries, including the independent producer series Image Union and THE 90's, and is a multiple Emmy award recipient.

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING mini-doc series

The stories we tell about our country and our past matter. Facts matter.

History is being rewritten at this moment, through a simple and frightening disregard for the lives of a huge number of us.

That’s where Media Burn comes in. Preserving concrete evidence of history, politics, and news—particularly perspectives outside the corporate/institutional media structure—has become one of the most important challenges of our time. We can’t do that if we’re allowing the past to disappear.

Timing is critical. At a time when foundation and government support for cultural organizations is becoming more and more scarce, our fans are critical to helping us expand our efforts to provide an antidote to cultural amnesia.

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Tiers
Video Insider
$3 or more per month
You become part of our family! You'll receive an exclusive monthly email newsletter written by Media Burn founder Tom Weinberg.
Media Burner
$5 or more per month
You're a fan of our videos. At this level, you'll get the opportunity to influence what we create by suggesting topics for us to explore in future videos. We will select one idea per month out of all those submitted.

Plus: monthly email newsletter

Archive Angel
$10 or more per month
You understand the value of archives. You will receive an exclusive monthly video download, selected by our staff. These surprising, timely, or underappreciated gems will be sent to your email for download so you can watch them on your device of choice.

Plus:
  • monthly email newsletter
  • suggest topics for videos
Contributing Producer
$20 or more per month
You provide the support we need to produce our weekly videos. You will receive a Contributing Producer credit on all videos produced while your Patreon membership is active.

Plus:
  • monthly email newsletter
  • suggest topics for videos
  • monthly video download
Executive Producer
$50 or more per month
You are a crucial benefactor. You will receive an annual delivery of a flash drive with a curated library of several dozen videos on topics such as: Studs Terkel, sports, or progressive documentaries. You'll be able to watch the files whenever/wherever you want, or give the drive as a gift to a historian in your life. Delivery will occur annually in November for memberships that are active at the time of shipping.

Plus:
  • monthly email newsletter
  • suggest topics for videos
  • monthly video download
  • Contributing Producer credit