George Stoney

An early advocate of video as a tool for social change, George Stoney contributed to the medium as a respected documentarian, an educator, and as a pioneer of public access programs throughout the United States and Canada. Stoney's career spanned a sixty-year period. He was part of the 1944 landmark study of racism in America, An American Dilemma.He produced and directed numerous social and educational documentary films and video works, among them his award-winning film Robert Flaherty: How the Myth Was Made. Stoney was Executive Producer of the Canadian Film Board's "Challenge for Change" series, and was co-founder of the Alternate Media Center at New York University.

Stoney was born in 1916. He studied journalism at the University of North Carolina and New York University. He was a professor of film and television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He lived in New York until his death in 2012.