The Jungle and Philadelphia Community Media

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Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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The Jungle

Production guided by Harold Haskins
Directed by Charlie “Brown” Davis
& David “Bat” Williams, Jimmy “Country” Robinson.

**Post screening Q&A with Harold Haskins and young men featured in the film.

Join us for a screening celebrating The Jungle, declared “an American treasure” and selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2009.

In 1967, a group of African-American teenagers in Philadelphia made a hybrid documentary/dramatization of their lives in the 12th and Oxford Street gang. In 1968, The Jungle, one of the first films in the US directed by youth detailing the inner workings of their own gang, went on to win the Documentary Film Award at the Festival de Popoli, Italy. (1967, 22 min)

Program also features youth-produced work by the Big Picture Alliance, Village of Arts and Humanities, YES Philly and Scribe

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Presented in Partnership with the Big Picture Alliance, Village of Arts and Humanities and YES Philly