Documentary History Project for Youth
The Documentary History Project for Youth (DHPY) is an after-school, weekend and summertime production workshop for middle and high school students. Up to 12 young people explore an aspect of the political, social or cultural history of Philadelphia by creating short video documentaries, audio works or websites. Students gain solid skills in media production - including planning, scripting, camera & sound recording, editing, and exposure to varied media production softwares – FinalCutPro, AfterEffects, HTML and Audacity. The Documentary History Project for Youth program also helps young people learn about the process of studying and presenting history, teaching the skills of archive research, field interviews, data collection and analysis, constructing narratives and fact checking.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2012
For more information and to download an application please follow this LINK
City of Sound
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 2:00PM
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Caplan Recital Hall
Terra Building - 211 South Broad Street
Free and open to the public
Since April, young filmmakers in Scribe’s Documentary History Project for Youth have been using video and audio recording devices to document a wide variety of local sounds – personal narratives, industrial sounds, sounds of nature, human sounds, sounds of motion, sounds of stillness – as well as how the soundscape of Philadelphia has changed over time.
Please join us in celebrating the premiere of these short audio and video works that explore Philadelphia’s rich history and diverse neighborhoods through sound.
Researched, written, shot, edited, and curated by Hiwot Adilow, Ezra J. Ali-Dow, Aubrey Backues, Saria Cooper-Burks, Mei Mei Mc Dowell, Kaleb Thomas Mosley, Imani Ross, Michelle Saul-Yamasaki, Stephen Skeel, and Obasi Tahir.
Project facilitators Serena Reed and David Miranda Hardy; Humanities Consultant: NaOme Richardson
Scribe Seeks Student Workers for 2011 Documentary History Project for Youth!
The Documentary History Project for Youth is an after-school, weekend and summertime production workshop for middle and high school students. Up to 12 young people explore an aspect of the political, social or cultural history of Philadelphia by creating short video documentaries, audio works or websites.
Application Deadline: Due to recent snow days and school closings, the deadline has been extended to Friday, February 11. Read More, Download Application
History of Mass Transit in Philadelphia
2010, 40 minutes
FREE and OPEN to the Public
Transportation is one of the most fundamental aspects of any society. The movement flow and accessibility all help determine how efficient a nation is. The importance of mass-transit in Philadelphia is explored by the youth filmmakers in this year’s documentary history project for youth. The videos explore the themes of cultural expression, health, history and movement of goods. The young documentarians delve into the world of mass-transit and through the help of grassroots organizations, city government, corporate insight and public opinion, the film provides a window into the complexities of the mass transit system and how it impacts our everyday lives.
Researched, written, shot and edited by Sa-ood J. Abdul-Basit, Jerimyjah Batts, Theo Black, Maya Culbertson, Kura Ellis, Ali Elmekki, Wynter Lane, Jackson Tritt, Chevonne Trueheart.
Project facilitators Serena Reed and Laura Deutch
Production Assistant: Sulaiman Tahir
Humanities Consultant: NaOme Richardson
Transit History Consultant: Joel Spivak
The Documentary History Project for Youth is made possible by support from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Best Buy Children's Foundation, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, Hamilton Family Foundation, Douty Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation - Youthadelphia, and the Barra Foundation.