Trailer | Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
A fiercely intelligent activist who became a wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to furthering and protecting the truth — so much so that she recorded American television 24 hours a day for over 30 years. Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project peels back the curtain on her life, through a mix of Stokes’ archive of recordings and interviews with those who knew her best.
- [Man] I think there's something brilliant
about what Marion Stokes did.
- [Man] She became aware of the power of television
to misinform people.
- I think maybe areexamination of what is normal
is in order at this point.
- [Man] Taping these programs was a form of activism.
She hit record and she never stopped.
She was very very much ahead of her time.
- [Announcer] Recorder The Marion Stokes Project.
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