A is for Anarchist, B is for Brown

Produced by: 
Louis Massiah
58 minutes

The history of activism, particularly youth activism, in Philadelphia has roots that are long and deep -- from struggles against slavery to contemporary struggles against racism, criminalization of youth and around educational issues. A is for Anarchist, B is for Brown looks at the growing community of youth activists that has developed in this area, how they have built upon the strategies of other progressive campaigns including the Civil Rights and labor movements, and the ongoing struggles around HIV/AIDS policy.

Mr. Massiah is the founder and executive director of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts organization that provides low-cost workshops and equipment access to emerging video and filmmakers and community organizations. He is an independent filmmaker who has produced and directed a variety of award-winning documentary films for public television.



September 26, 2002 - Brief mention in Philadelphia City Paper's Screen Picks column

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

July 30, 2002 - Philadelphia Stories 2, WYBE-TV 35 (Philadelphia, PA)

October 1, 2002 - Issues in Black Independent Cinema: The Documentary, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

January 26, 2003 - Algonquin Indiefest (Lambertville, NJ)

April 10, 2003 - Saint Joseph's University, Campion Center, "The Role of Filmmakers on Telling Community Stories" (Philadelphia, PA)