Telestreet: The Italian Media Jacking Movement

A short documentary exploring Italy's Telestreet phenomena, a network of close to 200 micro pirate TV transmitters that begun in the summer of 2002 to counter the media monopoly of Silvio Berlusconi. Perhaps the most interesting tactical media initiative of recent times, the TeleStreet network combines both old and new media, lo-tech and hi-tech.
The documentary speaks with activists from TeleAut and SpegnilaTV and media theorist Franco Berardi (Bifo).
Director: And_
Producer: And_ / Tim Parish
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Duration: 7.44'
Year of production: 2005

January 12, 2011