Crossing Thresholds

Produced by: 
Thresholds Inc., of Delaware County

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $5.95



Community Visions Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Community Visions Vol. 10 compilation DVD.

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



Scribe Video Center Program:

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.


Project Facilitator: Adriana Quintero and Phil Rothberg


Film Summary:

"What you find behind those clanging doors is so different from what you might expect. It's a human being looking for help," marvels longtime Threshold volunteer Theddress Thorpe. When Pennsylvania boasts a recidivism rate of 67%, and legislation passed each year further stigmatizes people who have a criminal record, yet are trying to become productive citizens again, programs like Threshold become very, very necessary.

The Delaware County-based non-profit Threshold matches trained volunteers and professional instructors from the community with prisoners interested in learning how to make better life decisions, both within and outside prison walls. Volunteers, inmates, former prisoners turned board members, and Threshold graduates turned volunteers offer "a breath of help and hope" to inmates eager to build a better life once they leave prison walls behind.

Thresholds in Delaware County, Inc. is a non-profit organization which teaches decision-making skills to interested inmates in Delaware County prisons by developing and maintaining a volunteer corps. Through this program, Thresholds builds a constructive relationship between the prisons and the community.



December 4, 2002 | Brief mention in Philadelphia Weekly, Repertory Film Listings


Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

December 11, 2002 | As part of Community Visions premiere at Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA)