Documentary History Project for Youth

Scribe Seeks Student Workers for Documentary History Project for Youth

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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:

Application Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2010

2009 Documentary History Project for Youth Premiere

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 7:00pm
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Free and open to the public


University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd Street Griffith Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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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



Scribe Seeks Student Workers for Documentary History Project for Youth


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.

Documentary History Project for Youth Premiere October 28

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From independence to emancipation to present day, Philadelphia has played host to historic gatherings of Democrats, Republicans, suffragettes, abolitionists, and the Black Panthers. Set against the backdrop of the history making 2008 presidential campaign, youth videomakers from Scribe's Documentary History Project explore these moments with fresh perspectives. MORE INFO.

A Military Education: Youth and the Cost of War

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Tashuana Bagby, Ron Blye-Coleman, Alexis Cummings, Rebecca Ebner, James Shelton, Daimen Squire, Tenneh Vincent.

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23 min 4 seconds

With the Iraq War in its fourth year, eight Philadelphia high school students explore the impact of war and military recruitment on youth. The documentary skillfully weaves together archive footage and interviews with veterans, academics, recruitment officers, activists and young people who have enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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