Documentary History Project for Youth Vol. 6 - "Out Of Time: A History Of Public School Education In Philadelphia"

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2004 Documentary History Project for Youth

Documentary History Project for Youth 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. 


DHPY Students: Khadija Ahmaddiya (Creative and Performing Arts), Shayna Israel (Strath Haven High School), Camille Miller (Central High School), Kelly Orenshaw (Nazareth Academy), Richard Ragin II (Episcopal Academy/Sayre Middle School), Misha Revlock (Parkway Center City), Christopher Ruffin (George Washington Carver High School), Jose Rodriguez (Olney High School), Christopher Whitaker (West Catholic High School)


Instructors: Sarah Poindexter, Pablo Colapinto, and Erica Pennella


Film Summary:

The 2004 Documentary History Project for Youth students worked diligently to span three centuries of history exploring the evolution of public education in Philadelphia. From early private Quaker establishments to the birth of the common school system a century later, right up to today's charter schools and the present-day schools contracted to the often controversial Edison Schools Inc., Philadelphia's eyebrow-raising educational periods are presented with humor and insight, all under the umbrella of the video's time traveling protagonist.


Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

February 14, 2004 | Part of Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Writing, Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
May 27, 2004 | Part of Reelblack Presents The Youth Media Intramurals at the 5th Annual Youth Media Jam, Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA)


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