Community Visions Vol. 13

Produced by: 
Scribe Video Center and Various Community Organizations

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 5 films.


Films Included In The Compilation:

A Glance Into the Life by Colours/Acres of Change

This video illuminates the life and circumstance of LGBTQ youth of color, ages 16-22, through the exploration of their personal stories. It also dispels myths and provides much needed community resources. COLOURS's mission is to garner the strengths and talents of sexual minority people of color: male, female, transgender, African American, Latino, Asian American to construct an affirming and caring community (00:18:06). Read more

To Invite the World to Come and Learn Art by Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial is the oldest and largest tuition-free community-based arts school in the nation. Present and former students collaborated to create a documentary about the importance of art making (00:12:24). Read more

Under the Baobab Tree by Pan African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP)

PASCEP is a 32-year-old, all-volunteer education and outreach program that was created out of struggles in 1970s to make Temple University more responsive to the African American community in North Philadelphia where the University is based. Their video is a celebration of the history and the influence of this institution has had and all the incredible artists and educators who have come through PASCEP's doors (00:16:37). Read more

West Park: A Community in Transition by West Park Cultural and Opportunity Center

The history of this neighborhood bordering the west side of Fairmount Park is told by longtime community members. They examine the possible impact of the change taking place in their community as a result of rapid development (00:15:43). Read more

Literacy at Shaw by Shaw Middle School

Shaw Middle School, a city public school, created a video to about their commitment to incorporating literacy education into all classes and activities. Read more


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