Community Visions Vol. 11

Produced by: 
Scribe Video Center and Various Community Organizations

Community Visions Compilation Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00



The Community Visions program teaches documentary video-making skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester and Camden (NJ). A powerful way to document community concerns, celebrate cultural diversity, and comment on the human condition, Community Visions is a part of Scribe’s mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and interactive technology as artistic tools and as tools for progressive social change. This DVD features 4 films.


Films Included In The Compilation:

Hear it, Feel it, Play it by Sedgwick Cultural Center

This piece invites us into the Sedgwick Cultural Center and American Composer's Forum Philadelphia Chapter-sponsored residency of jazz pianist Orrin Evans in Spring 2003, as well as his work with the students of the Center's Teen Jazz Workshop. The Sedgwick Cultural Center, located in Mt. Airy, the heart of Philadelphia's Historic Northwest, creates an experience that enriches the lives of individuals and of the many communities it serves. Read more

Peace In The Goodlands by Centro Nueva Creacion

Centro Nueva Creacion's video honors residents of Philadelphia's West Kensington neighborhood who are redefining their community as a place of peace. Centro Nueva Creation's mission is to transform their neighborhood by working with youth and families to create a better community. They believe that the assets of West Kensington outweigh the problems and that the area's youth and families have incredible resources for change. Although our community is often called "The Badlands" by the media, they like to promote it as "The Goodlands," a name more reflective of its current reality as a place where dramatic change is possible (00:14:00). Read more

Siempre Luchando: A Culture Of Resistance by Centro Pedro Claver

This video fearlessly explores the colonization of Puerto Rico and the sacrifices of those who have struggled for independence -- with particular emphasis on the mobilization of Puerto Rican communities in Philadelphia and across the U.S. to secure the release of Puerto Rican political prisoners (00:14:16). Read more

Center Focused by DiSilvestro Advisory Council and Town Watch

Just blocks from the Avenue of the Arts lies this culturally diverse South Philadelphia neighborhood of residents working gamely to peacefully coexist despite their differences. With a little help from a jaunty soundtrack and members of the DiSilvestro Advisory Council and Town Watch, neighbors chat about the history of the neighborhood's Italian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, German, Irish, African American and Polish residents and how, with the help of the Town Watch and the DiSilvestro Playground, they make their melting pot into a tasty stew (00:14:00). Read more