More Than Property

Produced by: 
The United Hands Community Land Trust
Year: 
1993
Duration: 
00:13:00

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

 

 


Community Visions Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Community Visions Vol. 2 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: Toni Cade Bambara and Chris Emmanouilides

 


Film Summary:

The United Hands Community Land Trust was a multi-racial home ownership organization in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The Trust was committed to ensuring permanent, affordable, quality housing primarily for low-income people of color. Today the term "blight" is thrown around a good deal by developers and government entities eager to implement eminent domain, but this video unflinchingly examines a hostile, truly blighted urban environment in which people of color are isolated...and then shows how transformation takes place when people are given the support and opprotunities to create their own luck, vision, and a place they can call their own. The United Hands Community Land Trust has dissolved in the years since the video was completed.

 


Press: 

February 5, 1993 | Scoop U.S.A., "Premiere of New Community Programs", (brief mention)
October 2001 | Benton Foundation report, "Advocacy Video and Community Organizing"

 

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

February 10, 1993 | Premiere screening at International House's neighborhood Film and Video Project (Philadelphia, PA)
May 14, 1994 | 1994 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema's 9th Annual Festival of Independents (Philadelphia, PA)
August 8, 1997 | Part of Street Movies screening at Village of Arts and Humanities (Philadelphia, PA)