Street Movies! @ Ruth L. Bennett Farm

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 8:30PM
Host: Ruth L. Bennett Homes
Location: Ruth L. Bennett Farm - 1208 W Carla's Ln, Chester, PA
Rain Location: Bennett Community Center - 1350 W 9th Street, Chester, PA
FREE & Open to the Public

Finding Home: The Ruth L. Bennett Story
by Ruth L. Bennett Homes (Chester Housing Authority) and Citizens of Chester, produced through Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project
The Ruth L. Bennett Home for Women and Girls was a safe haven for women and children who arrived from the South during The Great Migration. This was at a time when steel and ships rolled off the docks of Chester’s waterfront and job opportunities drew thousands of African Americans into the city along the Delaware River.  Ruth L. Bennett and 14 other women raised money to purchase a three-story building with nine bedrooms where women and their children could live safely while they navigated their new lives in the north.  (USA, 2016, 11 min)

Through it All 
dir. Marva Sumlin
Perseverance and determination of a young African American male to rise above a troubled past and low societal expectations and do the unexpected. (USA, 2016 15:00 min)

Orisha’s Journey
dir. Abdul Ndadi
A fantasy tale of a girl’s journey through the spirit world who must learn the importance of remembering one’s roots. (USA, 2014, 5:20 min)

a Keep it REEL Film by Treavon Adams, Briasia Booker, Lynaisha Booker, Mariah Dibble, Hunter Feggans, Zymir Faulkner, Tykeisha Hill, Tahlia Tutt, Tierenni Younger, LaQuarius Warfield, Nevaeh Zampini, Isaiah Zampini
In Light House Studio’s 8-week Documentary Workshop Documentary Workshop, students from the Westhaven Community Center explored the meaning of the word Smart.  A collaboration with City of Promise.  (USA, 2014, 5:36 min)

Perfect Houseguest
dirs. Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest. (USA, 2015, Animation, 1:35 min)



Street Movies! is made possible with support from PECO and National Recreation Foundation and with additional support from the City of Philadelphia's Performances in Public Spaces program managed by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.



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