memory

An Elder’s Story

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Chester Consortium for Creative Community with Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Videomaking and Humanities Consultant and Post Production - Manuel Diaz-Barriga

Year released: 
2005
Length: 
9 min 21 seconds
Price: 

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.1 compilation DVD.

A huge electric sign in the neighborhood once proclaimed "What Chester Makes Makes Chester." These words begin the story of the former glory of a great industrial and cultural center on the Delaware River, a few miles south of Philadelphia. The documentary features the reminiscences of elderly residents who fondly recall the streets lined with shops and theaters, the factories and shipping docks by the river, and a large religious community of neighborhood churches. A sense of security and prosperity pervaded in those times, before the post-industrial economic and social changes of the 1960s.

Putting The Eye Of Record On It

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Produced by Stepahnie Howland

Year released: 
1993
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.

A lucid, healing document emerges from the videomaker's deconstruction of her memories of abuse. The experimental narrative meditates and functions upon the premise that traumatic memories are encoded as an illogical melange of pictures, feelings and fears.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Stephanie Howland
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Stephanie Howland is a writer and mother who lives in Philadelphia.

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

Spring 1993 - 1993 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, International House (Philadelphia, PA)

Dance in Aunt Ida Lee, The

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

A documentary video by Tina Morton

Year released: 
1994
Length: 
14 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.

The video artist presents a charming and disarming portrait of her great aunt Ida, age 103, who shares memories of her days as a performer and her love of life, music, dance and God.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Tina Morton
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Tina Morton is an award-winning and prolific film and videomaker whose previously completed films and videos, include: The Dance in Aunt Ida Lee [LINK TO SCRIBE CATALOG ENTRY], A Day's Work, We The People, OpnFlo: Investigation, If You Call Them, The Plan and A Promise Fulfilled, which documents a Vietnam veteran who made a promise to his fallen comrade to journey across country in a horse-drawn covered wagon in the tradition of the Buffalo Soldiers. Morton's work has been broadcast on public television, featured in film festivals, exhibited in galleries and museums, and taught in colleges and universities in numerous cities across the United States.

Tina divides her time between Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Howard University. In addition to her teaching experience at Howard University, she has taught several film/video production courses at Temple University and has served as a project facilitator for several Scribe Video Center community based projects.

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

May 14, 1994 - Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema's 9th Annual Festival of Independents (Philadelphia, PA)
May 1997 - Screened as part of Philadelphia Museum of Art's Philadelphia Stories video exhibition (Philadelphia, PA)
February 13, 1998 - Scribe Video Center Retrospective, Five on the Black Hand Side (Philadelphia, PA)
March 25, 1998 - University of Pennsylvania Women's History Month event, Through Our Eyes: Images of Black Women in Film (Philadelphia, PA)
August 22, 1999 - Street Movies! screening at Habitat for Humanity's West Philadelphia headquarters (Philadelphia, PA)
August 29, 1999 - Street Movies! screening (Chester, PA)

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