Documentary History Project for Youth
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.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 26, 2010
Learn how to make documentary video! Create a website! Use professional video equipment!
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To download an application please follow this link: http://scribe.org/about/documentaryhistoryprojectyouth
The above video was produced by the 2009 Youth Project Team. Check out the website they created: www.dhpy.scribe.org
The above video is part of a collection of short documentaries, titled Roots, Rhythms, and Stories and was produced by the 2009 Documentary History Project for Youth team of student workers. Check out the project website created by the student workers: http://dhpy.scribe.org/
Application Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2010
Roots, Rhythms & Stories
2009, 30 minutes
What is “folk music?”
To many the term “folk” means “something old” and “of the past.” Roots, Rhythms & Stories takes a fresh look at the meaning of folk music in contemporary Philadelphia. In five short documentaries, the teenage videomakers explore how music is transmitted and what it says about our diverse communities past and present. Through the documentation of performances and interviews with dancers, musicians, instrument makers, poets, storytellers, and scholars, Roots, Rhythms & Stories reveals the adaptation of musical styles, instruments, and traditions over time and across cultures. The youth videomakers give us a window into their musical heritage and a tour of Philadelphia as they investigate the roots of popular music.
Researched, written, shot and edited by Kayin Albright, Tiara Bagby, Mazin Blaik, Lucas Duffy-Tumasz, Mariah Frye, Sam Hill-Cristol, Asia Jackson, Shawn McCoy, Bryant McGlawn, Kimberly Rolland, Parish Savage, Sulaiman Tahir, Alexis Warren-Brown.
The independent filmmakers who guided and facilitated the project are Serena Reed and Aleks Martray with assistance from Francesco D. Muto, the Philadelphia Folklore Project and Dr. Katrina Hazzard-Donald
ATTENTION ALL-FORMER DOCUMENTARY HISTORY PROJECT FOR YOUTH PARTICIPANTS – JOIN US FOR A YOUTH MEDIA REUNION!!!!
Write, Shoot, Edit a Documentary Video!
Use professional video equipment! Learn more about your community! Get paid for your efforts! No experience required!
Documentary History Project for Youth is an after-school, weekend & summer program
for 8th - 12th graders. If selected to participate, your job begins in March & ends in Sept./Oct. 2009.