River's Edge

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Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut St 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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As spring beckons, enjoy a program of river stories all from the banks of the Schuylkill and Wissahickon. Hooked: Philly’s Urban Anglers (2008, 14 min), co-directed by Shannon Kane Meddock, Mike Attie and Andrew Schwalm, is an intimate, funny and touching glimpse into the little known world of urban fishing. When a good day fishing has come and gone, Philadelphia's waterways yield a bounty far more valuable than the fish themselves. Free the River Park (2008, 15 min) by Evolve Strategies chronicles the protracted fight against CSX Railroad’s effort to block the community access to the Schuylkill River. The doc inspires other groups on how to successfully wage grassroots organizing campaigns to improve and protect their communities. Community organizers from Manayunk reveal their “Precious Place” in Manayunk Canal: Past, Present and Future (2009, 10 min). Ann Tegnell and Sharon Mullally’s Knee Deep (2004, 30 min) follows volunteers from the Center in the Park Senior Environment Corps of Germantown who have all taken on the task of sampling and testing water of regional creeks leaving a generation of long-term data they have collected is the joyful legacy of education and commitment to the environment.

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