Infiltrations A Different Media Environment Exhibition

FLEFF

Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA

Scribe Video, Philadelphia, PA

COMMUNITY VISIONS PROJECT

The Community Visions program teaches documentary video-making skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester and Camden (NJ). A powerful way to document community concerns, celebrate cultural diversity, and comment on the human condition, Community Visions is a part of Scribe’s mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and interactive technology as artistic tools and as tools for progressive social change.

Stolen Dreams II  (made with Youth Arts Self-Empowerment Project [YASP])
Community Visions project
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Through this film, YASP breaks down the myth that trying youth as adults is a real solution to violence, and shows instead the ways that youth and violence and youth incarceration are actually two pieces of the school-to-prison and school-to-grave pipeline.

 

MUSLIM VOICES PROJECT

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia is a community history project facilitated by Scribe Video Center  exploring the long history of a diverse array of Muslim communities in the region. Members of mosques, masjids, schools, cultural centers, and other Muslim groups combine archival research, ethnography, oral history, and digital media to form a clear and expansive picture of the rich history of Islam in Philadelphia.

The goal of the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Project is to provide instruction and media tools to traditionally underrepresented Muslim groups in Philadelphia so that they can research and share the stories, significant events, achievements and issues that are part of both the history of Islam in Philadelphia and the history of the city itself.

Seeds of Awakening 
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia project
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The New Africa Center has produced a video documenting the development and growth of the Nation of Islam in Philadelphia circa late 50’s – early 60’s, told through first-hand accounts by pioneers of the community.

 

PRECIOUS PLACES COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT

The Precious Places Community History Project is a place-based oral history program now in its six cycle. Over the past seven years, Precious Places has teamed 75 neighborhood groups with experienced filmmakers and humanities consultants to make locally-authored documentaries that explore the political and cultural history of public spaces in their neighborhoods.

St. Augustine’s Church (made with the Filipino American National Historical Society)
A Precious Places Community History
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The Filipino-American community, long a vital part of the city’s history, has played a crucial role in the re-birth of St. Augustine’s Church at 4th and Vine, a church that has been a center for immigrant communities for over two centuries

 

Villa Africana Colobó
A Precious Places Community History project
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The African influence is rich at El Colobó, a garden in the Norris Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created by Grupo Motivos, an organization of women of Puerto Rican descent who formed a support network for the affirmation of their identity, El Colobó is the neighborhood’s first African garden.

 

Palmer Cemetary: The Heart and History of Fishtown
Precious Places Community History project
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Palmer Cemetery tells the history of Fishtown's Palmer Cemetery, created for the community by the shipbuilder Anthony Palmer in the 1730's. Since most Fishtowners know or are related to someone buried at Palmer Cemetery, it has become the place where everyone in the neighborhood goes to never leave

 

FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT