restricted access Initial Statement of the Newsreel (USA, 1967)

This statement setting out the philosophy of the New York Newsreel (now Third World Newsreel) set the stage for a new kind of radicalized, participatory form of filmmaking. New York Newsreel produced and distributed committed documentaries such as Columbia Revolt (1968), Off the Pig (1968), Make Out (1969), and The Woman’s Film (San Francisco Newsreel, 1971) and was the inspiration for many groups that followed in its wake, such as Cine Manifest and the Kartemquin Collective.