Community Visions Vol. 10

Produced by: 
Scribe Video Center and Various Community Organizations
Year: 
2002

Community Visions Compilation Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00


 


The Community Visions program teaches documentary video-making skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester and Camden (NJ). A powerful way to document community concerns, celebrate cultural diversity, and comment on the human condition, Community Visions is a part of Scribe’s mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and interactive technology as artistic tools and as tools for progressive social change. This DVD features 3 films.

 


Films Included In The Compilation:

Los Trabajadores by CATA (El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas)

They didn't get mad. They got organized. Los Trabajadores (The Workers) tells the stories and day-to-day experiences of mushroom farm laborers based in Kennett Square and Reading, PA and examines their efforts to improve working and living conditions through organizing. The video illustrates the weighty challenges faced by Pennsylvania-area migrant farmworkers -- from migration and arrival in the United States to difficult labor, housing and health conditions -- and the benefits and victories that organizing collectively can produce (00:20:00). Read more

The Best Kept Secret by Lawnside Historical Society

The video takes viewers on a tour of the home of Peter Mott, once a safe haven on the Underground Railroad, for which he served as a "conductor." Mott, a free African American man, abolitionist and real estate entrepreneur, didn't have much by today's standards. But considered by 19th century mores, he was exceptional. And he risked everything to help enslaved Africans be free (00:23:00). Read more

Crossing Thresholds by Thresholds Inc. in Delaware County

"What you find behind those clanging doors is so different from what you might expect. It's a human being looking for help," marvels longtime Threshold volunteer Theddress Thorpe. When Pennsylvania boasts a recidivism rate of 67%, and legislation passed each year further stigmatizes people who have a criminal record, yet are trying to become productive citizens again, programs like Threshold become very, very necessary (00:13:33). Read more