That Sounds Like Me: Seniors Read Aloud Together

Produced by: 
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia
Year: 
1995
Duration: 
00:15:00

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. 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 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: Maria Rodriguez

 


Film Summary:

This documentary explores a literary program that takes literature to groups of older adults who read aloud together and discuss what they have read. Participants explain and explore what they like about this program, highlighting the mental stimulation and participatory experience. Elizabeth B. Wenzel, teacher and volunteer of READING ALOUD TOGETHER explains that she wanted to bring literature to older people because there is so much there they can identify with and take pleasure from - a conclusion she reached after conducting a workshop about Oedipus to older adults - noting that Sophocles himself was 89 when he wrote this particular work.