To School or Not to School

Produced by: 
Youth United for Change of Woodrock
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: John Knapich

 


Film Summary:

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.

 


Press: 

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)

 


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