The Garden of Unity: A Refuge of Peace on Chester Avenue

Produced by: 
Southwest Community Development Corporation
Year: 
2009
Duration: 
00:09:31

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Precious Places Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.4 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 Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

 


Humanities Scholar: Rocio Nunez

Production Facilitator: Ellen Knechel and Greg Heller

 


Film Story:

As a rare green space in southwest Philadelphia, Unity Garden engages community members of all ages to participate in maintaining its beauty. While older Garden Club members praise the opportunity to work alongside younger generations of residents, the youth gardeners emphasize a sense of safety and the warm respect given by their elders. “The Garden of Unity” weaves those testimonies in with the reflections of the garden’s founder, planner, and caretakers to illuminate a short, but compassionate history.” 

 


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