Thursday, November 17, 2011

OMG: Reel Grrls' media justice videos now available on DVD and On Demand!

Remember how Reel Grrls made headlines last May when we tweeted about Comcast's hiring of then-FCC Commissioner Baker? Well, in case you missed the conclusion to the story, the youth in our summer apprenticeship program produced advocacy videos about media justice and reform issues in response to the dispute. The videos are AMAZING and now they're available on our compilation DVD, Generation of Consolidation!

This week our story has taken another interesting turn. We're excited to announce that starting this week, Generation of Consolidation is available on Comcast On Demand locally in Seattle and Spokane! After Comcast responded to the press coverage last spring by trying to reinstate the pledged funds of $18,000 for our program, our fearless leader, Malory Graham, declined their offer and instead suggested they support our freedom of speech by hosting our media justice videos on the cable network - and they listened. On October 27th, 2011, we signed a contract for our youth media to be hosted on Comcast from now until February, 2012. You can find the videos On Demand with this path: Get Local > Around the Sound > Reel Grrls.

We're so excited to expand the reach of our videos to living rooms across Washington State. Our next goal is to get Generation of Consolidation in as many schools and libraries across the nation as possible - if you want to see this happen too, consider a donation to help our distribution efforts!

This is a huge win for youth voices around the nation - we're so grateful for our individual supporters, Free Press, and MAG-Net who made these videos possible! #MediajusticeNOW!