Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project



Film Info
Film Type:Special Presentation
Documentary Feature
Themes:Current Events/History
Release Year:2019
Runtime:87 min
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Matt Wolf
Producer(s):Kyle Martin
Executive Producer(s):Andrew Kortschak


Long before our current era of “fake news,” Marion Stokes was amassing an incredible archive in an effort to protect and tell the truth. Beginning with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979 and ending in 2012 with the massacre at Sandy Hook, Stokes archived and preserved the television that others were not. She recorded an incredible 70,000 VHS tapes capturing wars, triumphs, catastrophes, and more. The archive reveals the past and how it shaped television and the present moment