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We Are All In This Together

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Produced by the Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services (COMHAR) & Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Sharon Mullally

Year released: 
1993
Length: 
15 minutes
Price: 

$20 for individuals / $35 for Community Institutions ie: libraries, schools, non-profits / $50 for Universities & Businesses

Buy this Video: 

To purchase a DVD please call 215 222 4201 or email inquiry@scribe.org.

In the United States, 1 in 5 people suffer from mental illness at one point in their life and another 7.5 million people are mentally retarded. Until the 1970's, many of those with the greatest needs were housed in government institutions. But when those institutions were slowly closed due to either inhumane conditions or new governmental funding priorities, many found themselves in living in group homes or with their loving, but often ill-equipped families.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Sharon Mullally
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Founded in 1975, Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services (COMHAR) helps people of all ages and cultures in the community who have developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, physical limitations and other challenges. Though this video focuses on a COMHAR branch serving three North Philadelphia neighborhoods, COMHAR provides assistance at home and a broad array of services at multiple COMHAR locations throughout Greater Philadelphia and lower Montgomery County.

Sharon Mullally began her career with 10 years in staff positions at broadcast television stations in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Since leaving the commercial broadcast industry to pursue documentary work, Sharon has edited several national PBS programs for WHYY-TV 12 in Philadelphia, including The Dinosaurs!, Furniture on the Mend, and Remember When. For her editorial work on Yearbook--The Class of '65, produced by Fox Philadelphia, she received an Emmy Award in 1996. Recent editorial work includes I Witness, a one-hour documentary on the anti-abortion violence in Pensacola, Our Food Our Future, a look at community food projects, and Daring to Resist, a beautiful and compelling portrait of three young women who resisted the Holocaust. All three of these programs have been shown on public television.

As Producer/Director, Sharon has just completed Rufus Jones: A Luminous Life, a documentary on a visionary American Quaker. She has also completed New Voices, a documentary on women moving from welfare to work; Peace Theater and Building a Peaceful Community, teaching self-respect and conflict resolution skills to children; Walk With Me, Sisters (winner of the Silver Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network), for women with HIV; and Connecting the Pieces: A City's Response to the AIDS Quilt. Sharon has also maintained an active role as an instructor, teaching media literacy to middle school children in Philadelphia. She has taught editing classes at Scribe Video Center.

Press: 

February 5, 1993 - "Premiere of New Community Programs," Scoop U.S.A. newspaper
February 8, 1993 - "Expressing Themselves," The Philadelphia Inquirer

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

February 10, 1993 - Community Visions premiere at Neighborhood Film/Video Project at International House (Philadelphia, PA)

Strong Shoulders

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Scribe Video Center,

Year released: 
1995
Length: 
30 minutes

This upbeat and engaging program is a collaboration between 10 local film and video makers and a surprising and dedicated cast of individuals who work in the field of AIDS/HIV healthcare and activism. The video stems from Scribe's 1995 call for local videomakers to shoot "a day in the life of" AIDS/HIV caregivers, advocates and activists, in observance of world AIDS day.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Warren Bass, Dorothea Braemer, Chris Emmanouilides, Keith Fulton, Mike Kuetemeyer, Adrienne Murphy, Frances Negron, Andres Nicolini, Louis Pepe, Sloane Seale, Anula Shetty, Marie-Ann Walke
Press: 

December 1, 1995 - "Local Video Shows AIDS' Effect on People," The Philadelphia Tribune

November 30, 1995 - "Day Without Art," by David Warner, Philadelphia City Paper

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

December 1, 1995 - Simulcast at Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA)

December 1, 1995 - Simulcast at International House (Philadelphia, PA)

December 1, 1995 - Simulcast on WYBE-TV Channel 35 (Philadelphia, PA

New Faces of Aids, The

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

We The People Living with Aids of the Delaware Valley & Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Janet Williams & Cindy Wong

Year released: 
1994
Length: 
15 minutes
Price: 

$20 for individuals / $35 for Community Institutions ie: libraries, schools, non-profits / $50 for Universities & Businesses

Buy this Video: 

To purchase a DVD please call 215 222 4201 or email inquiry@scribe.org.

"I just love that place. It's a haven," a woman says with a joyous smile as the video opens. Featuring exuberant testamonials from HIV positive members of the We The People "family," this doumentary short lovingly documents a unique HIV and AIDS-themed social service agency located within shouting distance of City Hall. We The People, an organization run by and for people with HIV, has produced a moving video which documents the organization's efforts to emotionally, socially and economically empower people with the HIV-virus.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Janet Williams, Cindy Wong
Filmmaker's Bio: 

<"http://www.peoplewithaids.org">We the People Living with AIDS of the Delaware Valley is the only Philadelphia-based organization created and run by people living with HIV disease and AIDS. This organization serves as the major link to the larger medical and social services for the growing number of people with HIV/AIDS, many of whom are disenfranchised because of their own behavior or because of discrimination based on race, mental illness, substance abuse, income status, sexual preferences, lifestyles, etc. We The People does this by offering practical support services that our target population tells us that they need: diagnostic and medical services, meals, clothing, social connections, peer and professional substance abuse and mental health counseling and referrals, culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS risk reduction education, referrals to other services, and now a housing and recovery house.

Janet Williams works as a digital video artist and graphic designer in the Philadelphia area.

Cindy Wong has been a production facilitator for other Scribe projects including Face to Face and To the Point.

On Strong Shoulders

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Produced by Scribe Video Center

Year released: 
1995
Length: 
30 minutes
Price: 

$20 for individuals / $35 for Community Institutions ie: libraries, schools, non-profits / $50 for Universities & Businesses

Buy this Video: 

To purchase a DVD please call 215 222 4201 or email inquiry@scribe.org.

Contributing film and videomakers: Warren Bass, Dorothea Braemer, Chris Emmanouilides, Keith Fulton, Mike Kuetemeyer, Adrienne Murphy, Frances Negron, Andres Nicolini, Louis Pepe, Sloane Seale, Anula Shetty, Marie-Ann Walker

Press: 

December 1, 1995 - "Local Video Shows AIDS' Effect on People," The Philadelphia Tribune
November 30, 1995 - "Day Without Art," by David Warner, Philadelphia City Paper

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

December 1, 1995 - Simulcast at Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA)
December 1, 1995 - Simulcast at International House (Philadelphia, PA)
December 1, 1995 - Simulcast on WYBE-TV Channel 35 (Philadelphia, PA)

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