PREMIERE! We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media

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PREMIERE! We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media

October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


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Tuesday, October 1, 2019; 6:00 PM – PROGRAM 1; 8:30 PM – PROGRAM 2


6:00 PM — PROGRAM 1 COLLABORATIVE KNOWLEDGES (1973-2011, 98 min)

Collaborative Knowledges focuses on inter-generational dialogues as a way to reclaim history and knowledge in people rather than in institutions.

In the Good Old Fashioned Way (1973, 29 min) Herb E. Smith, Appalshop
Cruisin J-Town (1974, 24 min) Duane Kubo, Visual Communications
Herb Schiller Reads the New York Times: 712 Pages of Waste; The Sunday Times (1981, 30 min) DeeDee Halleck, founder, Paper Tiger Television
Seeds of Awakening: The Early Nation of Islam in Philadelphia (2011, 15 min) New Africa Center, Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council, and Scribe Video Center (Facilitators: Jullanar Abdul-Zahir, Farqan Khaldun, Zein Nakhoda)

8:30 PM — PROGRAM 2 TURF (1975-2018, 87 min)

The works in Turf dig out the complexities and politics of housing, displacement, gentrification, homelessness, and the significance of urban spaces for democratic participation.

SIT: Must You Pay the Rent? (1975, 12 min) Jeanne Keller, New Orleans Video Access
The Taking of One Liberty Place (1987, 8 min) Louis Massiah, Scribe Video Center
Freedom on the Block (2004, 6 min) Sammy Soeun and James Varian with Vinh Duong, Dennis Hwang Pearl Quach, Seyha Tap, Vietnamese Youth Development Center (Spencer Nakasako, facilitator)
Showdown in Seattle: What Democracy Looks Like (Part 5) (1999, 28 min) Big Noise Films, Changing America, Deep Dish TV, Free Speech TV, Headwaters Action Video, the Independent Media Center, Paper Tiger Television, VideoActive, and Whispered Media
Why Archive? (2012, 2 min) Activist Archivists
Take Me Home (2018, 12 min) Orlando Ford, Detroit Narrative Agency



October 1, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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International House building
701 Chestnut Street.
Philadelphia, 19104 United States
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