Documentary History Project for Youth
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
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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.
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