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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