The Jungle and Philadelphia Community Media
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)