Latino

Todo El Mundo Dance

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

2000 Documentary History Project for Youth and Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Amina Ekpaji, Charles Woodard, John Delancey, Llanira Esteves, Venture Lee, Joan Huckstep & Nadine Peterson

Year released: 
2000
Length: 
24 minutes
Price: 

$79 for Community Institutions: Libraries, Schools, Non-Profits / $99 for Universities & Businesses

Buy this Video: 

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

This short but lively doc produced by Scribe Video Center's annual Documentary Youth History Project explores the rich history of social dance in Philadelphia's African American and Latino communities. Get swept off your feet at debutante balls where young African American women have been introduced to society for generations with an elaborate waltz. Check out foot moves in Latino salsa on the dance floor. March to the drumming in the street during the Nigerian-themed Odunde Festival. Or just sample a preschool bunny hop or a hip-hop inspired breakdance session.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Amina Ekpaji, Charles Woodard, John Delancey, Llanira Esteves, Venture Lee, Joan Huckstep & Nadine Peterson
Filmmaker's Bio: 

The 2000 Documentary History Project for Youth student media makers were: Amina Ekpaji (Thomas Middle School), Charles Woodard (Barratt Middle School), John Delancey (Frankford High School), Llanira Esteves (Kensington High School) and Venture Lee (William Penn High School)

Philadelphia-based independent producer Nadine Patterson has been making independent film/video for the past twenty years. She has produced and directed programs for the School District of Philadelphia's cable station, and WYBE Public Television. She earned her MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School. Previous work includes Shizue , a Scribe Video production that was screened at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; and Moving with the Dreaming, winner of a Prized Pieces Award from the National Black Programming Consortium. A recipient of a Media Arts Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, her award-winning work has often been broadcast on public television.

Joan Huckstep works professionally as an independent choreographer, dancer, actor, and designer. She has received grants and fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1985-89) and was formerly on their Resident Artist Roster. Huckstep has appeared in numerous professional theater productions in Philadelphia and her hometown of Detroit. She has also been an educator with teaching experience in language arts and social studies from early childhood to undergraduate levels. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Antioch College and a Doctorate of Education in Dance History with a concentration in public history (archival studies and oral history) from Temple University where she was a Future Faculty Fellow. Her research interests concern socio political embodiment in the dance traditions of African and the African Diaspora

Press: 

September 14, 2000 - El Hispano newspaper

September 15, 2000 - "Documentary Chronicles Importance of Dance," by Kimberly C. Roberts, The Philadelphia Tribune

September 15, 2000 - "WHYY Premieres Scribe Video Center's Documentary Youth History Video Project, "Todo El Mundo, Dance!'" The Philadelphia Tribune

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

March 25, 2000 - Premiere screening at Youth Media Jam I, held at the Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA)

May 2, 2001 - Festival of Independents screening as part of the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema (Philadelphia, PA)

September 18, 2000 - Broadcast on WHYY TV-12 (Philadelphia, PA)

2001 - 2002 - Council on Foundations Film & Video Festival (multiple cities)

October 15-17, 2001 - Council on Foundations Family Foundations Conference (Vancouver, Canada)

February 6-8, 2002 - Council on Foundations Community Foundations Conference (New Orleans, LA)

Se Habla Aqui

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Produced by Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey and Scribe Video Center, Project Coordinator: Marangeli Mejia Rabell

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Dave Kluft

Year released: 
1993
Length: 
13:20 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.

Say bienvenidos to this video that lovingly details the work of Southern New Jersey's largest Hispanic human service agency. The Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey has offered a one-stop shopping buffet of holistic social services to members of the Camden, NJ-area Hispanic community since 1976. Staffed by bilingual and bi- and multicultural employees who have first-hand knowledge of the concerns of its first, second and third generation Hispanic program participants, HFCSNJ staffers and clients truthfully lay bare the needs, struggles and triumphs of its clientele.

Filmmaker's Bio: 

Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey (HFCSNJ) is a United Way agency based in Camden, New Jersey. For over 30 years, HFCSJ has worked to provide the region's Hispanic community with a broad range of culturally relevant social services and advocacy programs that promote and encourage empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Project Facilitator Dave Kluft is an independent film producer and the founder and director of the NEXTFRAME, the University Film and Video Association's touring showcase of international student film and video.

A staffer with HFCSNJ at the time she served as the video's project coordinator, today Marangeli Mejia-Rabell is the executive director of the Hunting Park Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia.

Peace In The Goodlands

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 
Year released: 
2003
Length: 
14 minutes

"The only time it seems we make the news is when something goes bad. Every time something goes bad, they'll have a sound truck out here filming. When do they ever show the good in our community? This is my home. You don't have the right to call it the Badlands. I live here."
- A frustrated young resident of "The Goodlands"

Centro Nueva Creacion's video honors residents of Philadelphia's West Kensington neighborhood who are redefining their community as a place of peace.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Centro Nueva Creation
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Centro Nueva Creation's mission is to transform their neighborhood by working with youth and families to create a better community. They believe that the assets of West Kensington outweigh the problems and that the area's youth and families have incredible resources for change. Although our community is often called "The Badlands" by the media, they like to promote it as "The Goodlands," a name more reflective of its current reality as a place where dramatic change is possible.

Press: 

December 9, 2004 - "Scribe Video Center's Street Movies Undercover at Graterford Prison," Greater Philadelphia Film Office Web site (brief mention)

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

February 2004 & 2005 - Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Philadelphia, PA)
May 2004 - Southeastern PA Synod's Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Assembly
June 2004 - Centro Nueva Creacion 10th Anniversary Celebration (Philadelphia, PA)
Spring 2004 - Winona Cotter High School in Minnesota as part of unit on community
June 8, July 6 and August 10, 2004 - DUTV Cable 57 (Philadelphia, PA)
July 20, 2004 - WYBE TV-35's Philadelphia Stories (Philadelphia, PA)
August 5, 2004 - Street Movies screening at Sturgis Playground (Philadelphia, PA)
August 7, 2004 - Street Movies screening at Eagles Park (Philadelphia, PA)
December 10, 2004 - Centro Nueva Creacion's Festival de la Luz en el Barrio (Philadelphia, PA)
September 10, 2005 - Hala Cine Latino Film Festival at the Civic Theatre (Allentown, PA)

Intermarriage : Latina's Perspective

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

A documentary by Priscilla Cintron-Jamal

Year released: 
1994
Length: 
10 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.

Maria Rosario Kolecki's husband is Polish and has "no sense of rhythm in his hips when it comes to Latin music." But he "gets" her in a way that no man, Latino or otherwise has, and she spends no time fretting that he's not the Latino others expected her to marry. Rosario-Kolecki is one of four Puerto Rican women who have married outside their culture -- to Polish, Jewish or African American men -- who share their personal experiences, viewpoints and challenges.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Priscilla Cintron-Jamal
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Priscilla Cintron-Jamal lives in Ventnor, NJ and is happily married to her non-Latino husband.

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

May 14, 1994 - Part of the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema's 9th Annual Festival of Independents

(In Stereo) Types

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Produced by R.A.V.E. (Reaching Adolescents Via Education) and Scribe Video Center

Year released: 
2001
Length: 
14:30 minutes

" I think stereotypes exist, for the most part, because human beings will only do as much as we have to do. We're lazy. I think it's a very human thing to sort and group and categorize people," says a R.A.V.E. member calmly. But (In Stereo) types uses humor, rap, laugh out loud Hollywood clips and poignant testimony of their own experiences as stereotypees and stereotypers to make a good point. Unchecked stereotyping dehumanizes us all, whether it's in your face -- "People who know I'm gay ask me if do hair. I say, no, not all of us do hair.

Filmmaker's Name: 
RAVE & GALAEI & LGBTQ
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Reaching Adolescents Via Education (RAVE), a program of the GALAEI (Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative) Project, is a peer-based, peer-run, sexual health education program for Latino/a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens (LGBTQ), Latino youth, and LGBTQ youth. RAVE addresses self-esteem issues, mental health, preventive health, HIV/AIDS, STDs, substance abuse, homophobic violence, conflict resolution and mediation, through peer mentoring and interactive workshops.

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

November 17, 2001 - Part of Community Visions premiere held at the Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA)

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