2016 Documentary History Project for Youth–Justice

Posted by Scribe Video Center on November 7, 2016

2016 Documentary History Project for Youth – Justice

Each year, Scribe Video Center’s Documentary History Project for Youth gives Philadelphia-area youth a chance to create short documentary films as a way to explore our social, political and cultural history. On Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 PM, the 2016 class will screen their work at the Caplan Recital Hall in the University of the Arts (211 South Broad Street). Admission is free.

In past years, participants have explored subjects such as music, poetry and the relationship between youth and the police. This year’s theme – Justice – explores questions of fairness and equality in our society. The short films tackle a wide range of issues, including gun regulation, voter suppression, the efficacy of the foster care system, and education funding.

The filmmakers, who are middle school, high school and home-school students, spent 5-10 hours per week after school and during the summer to complete their projects. Students learned skills such as scripting, video editing, conducting field interviews, data collection, and constructing narratives. They were instructed by Scribe instructors NaOme Richardson and Derrick Woodyard.

Filmmakers: Seth Antrom, Michael Hall, Karissa Jung, Czar McMichael Bey, Francesca Murphy, Elias Reed, Mark Spencer, Josiah Scheidel, Cameron Swann, Altiliano Tyler-Newbell, Jamila Wilson.


The Documentary History Project for Youth is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, The Best Buy Foundation, Douty Foundation, Rosenlund Family Foundation, The Hamilton Family Foundation, and The Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial

About Scribe Video Center

Scribe Video Center, founded in 1982, is a media arts organization that provides training in all aspects of digital video, film, audio, and web-based production. Scribe offers instructional workshops to adults and youth. Scribe also works with community groups to produce media that explores issues of concern.

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