To School or Not to School
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. 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: John Knapich
A youth group from Woodrock, Inc. created this video to explore and document the high rate of school drop-outs among their peers. Students and drop-outs of Edison High School discuss issues of daily concern, such as peer pressure, the desire to earn fast cash, lack of parental involvement, teenage pregnancy and a lack of teacher effectiveness. With so many burdens weighing them down, how do they make a clear-headed decision to school...or not to school?
Woodrock was originally conceived as a summer camp but within a few years began offering year-round programs by partnering with Philadelphia area schools. Today, Woodrock provides direct program services to over 3,000 youth and offers training and technical assistance to a variety of youth programs throughout the Philadelphia region. The non-profit youth agency committed to the elimination of interracial tension and hostility through programs for youths ages 9 to 18, particularly those based in the Kensington and Fishtown sections of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
August 6, 1997 | Brief listing in Philadelphia Weekly
August 8, 1997 | Brief listing in Philadelphia City Paper
August 8, 1997 | Brief listing in Philadelphia Inquirer
Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals:
August 8, 1997 |Street Movies screening at Village of the Arts & Humanities (Philadelphia, PA)
August 23, 1997 | Street Movies screening at Winchester Community Center (Philadelphia, PA)