Documentary History Project for Youth Vol. 17 - "Poetic Justice" with "Not Your Mama's Drama"

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2014 Documentary History Project for Youth

Documentary History Project for Youth 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



Scribe Video Center Program:

The Documentary History Project for Youth (DHPY) is an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. These short films explore the history of poetry, rap, spoken word, and the lexical arts in Philadelphia. Also featuring "Not Your Mama's Drama," an exploration of beauty and Black women's self-image, a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting. The compilation features 9 films.


Instructors: Bryan Green, Deborah Rudman, Sarah Greenleaf, and Jos Duncan


Films Included In The Compilation:

May 13th and Every Day After...

A class shooting, editing & sound recording exercise combining the written word of poet/performer Moor Mother Goddess with archival documentary footage of the M.O.V.E. Organization (00:01:35). Read more

A Shift In Words by Jonathan Alexander (Hill Freedman World Academy), Taj Bland (The Haverford School for Boys), and Tyquil Griffin (Thomas Mifflin)

Explores the ways in which Hip-Hop has evolved through the 1980s, 90s, and today particularly through the "new" phenomenon of social media (00:13:37). Read more

I Do What I Want by Olivia Haynes (William Penn Charter School)

A glimpse into the lives of poets Ursula Rucker and Stephanie Renee and how they incorporate multiple art forms into their poetry (00:06:42). Read more

Racially Outspoken by MyJae Harris (Middle Years Alternative), Phillip Muller (Middle Years Alternative), and Monae Klein-Scearce (Constitution High School)

Explores race & racism as common themes in the works of poets Catzie Vilayphonh & Michelle Myers Yellow Rage, Camae Dennis Moor Mother Goddess, and Julia Lopez (00:10:23). Read more

When I Was Younger by Tatiana Hall (Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus)

An experimental aural and visual exploration of Hip-Hop Personified that poses the question "Am I Dead? Or Am I Evolving?" (00:03:38). Read more

Not Your Mama's Drama by Folake Ayiloge, Olivia Haynes (William Penn Charter School), Kemi Jackson (Academy at Palumbo), Imani Ross (Germantown Friends School), and Jasmine Tarver (Philadelphia High School for the Creative  and Performing Arts)

This collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and Scribe's youth media program is an exploration of beauty, Black women's self-image, and images in the mass media (00:09:34). Read more

A Freestylin' Philadelphia by Sophia DeOliveira (Science Leadership Academy)

Inner-city Philadelphia youth discuss their troubled neighborhoods, how their surroundings affect the music they make and the words they write, and how poetry and spoken word allow them to transcend their circumstances and rise above it all (00:11:28). Read more

Turnin' The Tables by J'Lynn Matthews (Wissahickon Charter School)

Radio Personality Lady B, Poet/Actor Craig Anthony, and MC/Filmmaker "Aster Da Rapper" discuss poetry and Hip-Hop, the differences/similarities between the two, and the current state of both art forms (00:14:47). Read more

Healing Words by Imani Ross (Germantown Friends School)

An examination of how words can be used as a healing tool of expression for both the writer and the listener (00:08:19). Read more