People’s Video Theater (PVT), New York

People’s Video Theater, founded by Elliot Glass and Ken Marsh in New York, is an alternative video journalism collective emphasizing community video and political issues. PVT’s use of video as social feedback typically involves carrying Portapaks in the streets of New York City, where they conduct video polls and document public actions. People participating in street tapings would be invited to their video “theater” to watch and discuss the tapes, taking advantage of a kind of immediacy impossible with film.