Precious Places Community History Project 2017-18
What is the history of your neighborhood? Scribe Video Center is seeking members of neighborhood groups to participate in 2017-2018 Precious Places Community History porject. We welcome all histories and all stories, but in 2018 we will have a special focus on stories and spaces in communities that have some relationship to public transit.
Each group will plan, shoot, and edit a video about their “precious place” with the help of a filmmaker and a research scholar hired by Scribe. While these facilitators will work closely with participants throughout the course of production, the work itself—the planning, writing, and filming—will be done by members of the community groups.
This program is free for organizations in Philadelphia, Camden and adjoining counties. No prior experience in filmmaking is required. Deadline for applications has been extended to January 15, 2018.
The Roots Of The Project
The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.
Conceived as a way to allow neighborhood groups to celebrate their unique histories and as a tool to address cuurent day corncerns, the Precious Places video documentaries explore the rich stories of our communities, the memories and stories held in public spaces and community landmarks. They record community histories and help define where we live at a time when so many of the city's memories are undergoing so much change.