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Who is Paulo Freire?

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

The Freire Charter School

Year released: 
2006
Length: 
19 min 12 seconds
Price: 

This video is available for purchase as part of the Community Visions compilation DVD

Named for the Brazilian educational philosopher, Freire Charter School is an innovative, college-preparatory high school in Center City Philadelphia. The school is known for academic excellence and its distinctly Freirian emphasis on individual freedom, critical thinking, and experiential learning. Programs such as the PEACE Project provide students with individualized, self-designed curriculums. But in Freire Charter’s seventh year, some PEACE students realized that few at Freire knew much about the school’s namesake. Who is Paulo Freire?

Sam Brown

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Produced by Virginia Braxton for Scribe Video Center

Year released: 
1985
Length: 
12 minutes
Price: 

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

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

A tribute to a Philadelphia area Black American visual artist, Sam Brown profiles an active and prolific octogenarian whose work has been acclaimed nationally and throughout the world. Brown has served as a role model, influencing many younger painters and sculptors who credit him for serving as a trailblazer for them, and as a "living resource." In addition to being an accomplished artist, Brown has devoted his life to teaching others, always generous in his interest and support of those who dedicate their life to art.

Hands Of Learning

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Hunter Elementary School, Claymobile & Scribe Video Center,

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Marjorie Good, Nathalie Applewhite, and Eric Prykowski

Year released: 
1999
Length: 
18 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.

This video portrays a vibrant partnership between the Claymobile, a traveling ceramic arts class, and the Hunter Elementary School in Philadelphia. It's a valuable and inspiring resource for art teachers, with many eclectic and innovative ideas on how to structure interdisciplinary classes using clay and pottery as a tool to understand science, architecture, and the environment.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Hunter Elementary School
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Hunter Elementary School is a North Philadelphia based elementary school that educates a little over 600 students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Each summer, college interns, ceramists and high school teaching assistants load up the Clay Studio's Claymobile with tools and clay and visit area community centers, teen detention centers, schools, summer camps and social service shelters that cannot afford clay classes. The program is funded by churches, local charities, and partially by the host sites.

Dance : Heartbeat of Community

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Directed by Margie Strosser, Executive Produced by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

Year released: 
1998
Length: 
24 minutes
Price: 

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

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Celebrate the work of dancer Ione Nash, a 74-year-old African American woman who has been teaching dance in community centers in Philadelphia for more than thirty years. A heroine to those who know her, Ms. Nash is grounded in her belief that passionate expression of feeling is at the heart of great dance. In this piece, interviews with several students, members of her dance troupe, her drummer/long-time collaborator Skip Burton, and others pay tribute to her iconic status as a dancer, teacher, and an honored elder of African American culture.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Margie Strosser
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Margie Strosser is an award-winning producer, director and writer in television and film whose projects include the autobiographical documentary "Rape Stories," and 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.

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation was created in 1984 by business and civic leader George E. Bartol III to promote cultural activities in the Philadelphia region. Integral to the Foundationís philanthropic mission is the belief that art and culture are central components of a livable community.

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

November 5, 2000 - Shown with "When Dancers Go Bowling" at Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA)

African Continuance, The

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Omomola Iyabunmi & Corbitt Bank

Year released: 
1991
Length: 
8 minutes
Price: 

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

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Omomola Iyabunmi is a musician, educator, composer and director of the Women's Sekere Ensemble. Lovingly featured in the video, Iyabunmi's Philadelphia-based female percussion group spreads African diasporic culture in secular and sacred song, accompanying themselves on their namesake bead-covered gourds. Iyabunmi explains how a sekere (pronounced SHAY-keh-ray) is constructed, and explores the significance of traditional African music and its impact on the African woman musician in America today.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Omomola Iyabunmi & Corbitt Banks
Filmmaker's Photo: 
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Filmmaker's Bio: 

Omomola Iyabunmi is a Sekere maker who has has pursued her study of African culture and percussion for more than 30 years. In 2004, she was the winner of a 2004 Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant to study learn the Aro instrument, a part of Sekere music tradition, at the Obatala Centre for the Arts in Nigeria, with the opportunity to participate in rituals where this traditional music is played and used. She included the Aro in performances with the Womenís Sekere Ensemble upon her return. Iyabunmi also teaches sekere-making classes and sells the beautifully handmade instruments at modest cost.

Corbitt Banks works with Pennsylvania's Mental Health and Aging Coalition, and is a former South Street store owner and art and culture project coordinator for the City of Philadelphia Empowerment Zone's North Central zone.

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