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Source:  American Film Institute

Beginning with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979, Marion Stokes secretly recorded television 24 hours a day at a time when networks did not systematically archive the news.

Stokes was a fierce activist, motivated by truth and freedom, and after she began working in television, she quickly recognized the influence media had on society.

As she aged, she became a wealthy reclusive archivist, recording over 70,000 VHS tapes in an effort to protect truth and check facts long before “fake news” became a catch phrase.

The American Film Institute recently spoke with director Matt Wolf about his new film, “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project.”

Read the interview at the American Film Institute.

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