Portable Channel was a Rochester, NY non-profit (1971–1987) founded by documentary filmmaker and activist Bonnie Sherr Klein, who worked with the National Film Board of Canada’s Challenge for Change project prior to her move to Rochester. Portable Channel supported community access to video equipment, provided training, and produced programs with an emphasis on community activism and documentary work. Portable Channel’s mission was to develop television into a medium for social dialog and artistic expression, with production by, not simply for, the people in a community.

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