mental health

A Glance Into the Life

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Colours/ Acres of Change and Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Alpa Patel and Amanda Whittenberger

Year released: 
2007

This video illuminates the life and circumstance of LGBTQ youth of color, ages 16-22, through the exploration of their personal stories. It also dispels myths and provides much needed community resources. COLOURS's mission is to garner the strengths and talents of sexual minority people of color: male, female, transgender, African American, Latino, Asian American to construct an affirming and caring community.

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Rape Stories

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Margie Strosser

Year released: 
1989
Length: 
25 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.

In October 1979, Margie Strosser was raped in the elevator of her apartment building. Two weeks later, she asked a friend to interview her about the incident. Ten years later, she remembers and recounts the rape, revealing the emotional texture of the experience and the reshaping of the event through memory.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Margie Strosser
Filmmaker's Photo: 
margiestrosser.jpg
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Margie Strosser is an award-winning producer, director and writer in television and film whose projects include fictional works such as Strange Weather and Moon Juice. Recently, Margie was the senior producer/writer for three seasons of Birth Day, the Discovery Health Channel's highest rated daytime show. She and writing partner Cate Wilson are currently collaborating on a romantic comedy and a psychological thriller adapted from a British novel. She also worked on several videos in the Scribe Video Center catalog including Art Is Food, Dance: Heartbeat of a community, and I Used to Teach English. [LINK]

Press: 

February 8, 1993 - "Expressing Themselves," by Ann Kolson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

Prix du Publique, Montreal International Festival of Films & Videos by Women; London International Film Festival; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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.

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)

(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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