Producers' Forum

Marco Williams: The Documentarian as Healer

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DATE: Tuesday, April 22; TIME: 5:00PM - 7:00PM; SPRING 2014

Instructor: Marco Williams
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Marco Williams has used the documentary as a way of understanding and addressing the extraordinary traumas that we face in this country due to race, ethnicity, gender and class. His film subjects (In Search of Our Fathers, Two Towns of Jasper, Banished!!) have been inspired by painful social and historical disjunctures. Williams’ documentary examinations create a salve of understanding in uncovering difficult histories.

Drawing from his own work, Williams will explore the healing power of the documentary, the possibility that this art form can bring understanding and ultimately correction of past wrongs. Marco Williams will also look at the larger role of the documentary in empowering audiences to action.

On Tuesday, April 22, 7:30PM, at the International House Philadelphia, Scribe presents Marco Williams's The Undocumented


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Producers' Forum: Shored Up

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
ticket price: 
$10
additional ticket info: 
$7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe members

Location(s)

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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Shored Up
a film by Ben Kalina
USA, 2013, 84 min

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 7PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe Members

Presented in partnership with International House Philadelphia and Sierra Club Philadelphia Chapter

Director Ben Kalina in attendance for a post screening discussion

Shored Up is an urgent call to action in the face of accelerating sea-level rise, presenting the devastation of Hurricane Sandy as a window into the future.

Set in Long Beach Island, NJ and the Outer Banks of NC, the film explores the political conflicts and personal stakes of communities along the shore. Shored Up talks to scientists, politicians, residents and a wide range of experts to expose major shortcomings in coastal management and the immediate need for change. Filmed over three years and culminating in the impact of Hurricane Sandy, it becomes an eerie foretelling of the storm's devastation and a witness to its dramatic aftermath. Shored Up is a look at what happens when we ignore the realities of geology in our drive to inhabit and profit from our coastlines.

Director Ben Kalina will present a Master Class Environmental Justice Documentary on Wednesday, August 21, 7PM at Scribe.

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Ben Kalina is a film director and producer whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment. He directs and produces original documentaries, narrative shorts and cross-media projects as well as client-driven video productions. Kalina has worked for years with Niijii Films on the documentaries Two Square Miles and A Sea Change, two award-winning films which have been successfully deployed for environmental justice and education, and both of which have been nationally broadcast in the U.S. In addition to his documentary work Ben has won several international awards for his short narrative film Diorama.

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Producers' Forums are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Scribe Fundraiser and Screening of Harry Belafonte "Sing Your Song", Director Susanne Rostock, editor Jason Pollard in person

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date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
ticket price: 
$10
additional ticket info: 
$8 students/seniors; $5 for Scribe members

Location(s)

Ibrahim Theater @ International House
3701 Chestnut Street 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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Scribe Begins 2012 Season with Fundraiser and Screening of Harry Belafonte Sing Your Song at International House

*Official 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection

Sing Your Song "It isn't just the story of a man but the story of a country and a century." -Variety

Tuesday, January 10 @ International House
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

*Director/editor, Susanne Rostock, and editor Jason Pollard in person for fundraiser reception and screening
5:30PM-reception, 7PM screening

On Monday January 10, 5:30 PM at International House, Scribe Video Center will host a fundraiser reception to support and celebrate the beginning of the organization's 2012 season and also host a very special edition of our Producers’ Forum series that evening beginning at 7PM. Immediately following the reception, will be the screening of director Susanne Rostock’s 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection documentary Sing Your Song about the life of activist and actor Harry Belafonte. The film's director Susanne Rostock and editor Jason Pollard will be in person for the fundraiser reception and screening.

Please show your support for Scribe and RSVP to attend this fundraiser and screening. Click here to RSVP.

Jason Pollard teaches a master class "Art and Craft of Editing" on Wednesday, January 11, 7PM @ Scribe. READ MORE

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Have You Heard From Johannesburg

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
7:30 PM @ International House

Director Connie Field in person

Have You Heard From Johannesburg is the epic seven part documentary chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime.

From September 22 to October 13, one episode will screen on consecutive Wednesdays @ 7PM, with FREE ADMISSION, at the First Unitarian Church at 2125 Chestnut St. Each screening will be followed by a panel and audience discussion.

Join us on November 16 at the International House for the seventh and final episode, Free At Last, in which South Africans tell the story of the most important effort in the anti-apartheid campaign of the 80’s: the alliance that brought together freedom fighters in South Africa as never before. Director Connie Field will be in person for this screening! MORE INFO

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