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Special Screening: Kinship
January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Five powerful short films explore the resilience of kinship and communities for neighborhoods in Philadelphia:
Villa African Cólobo (USA, 2006, 11 min) by Grupo Motivos, North Philadelphia
Villa Africana Cólobo is a place where community members gather to learn about their African cultural heritage and celebrate the influence of African culture in Puerto Rico and North America through art, dance, music and agriculture. (Precious Places Community History Project)
St. Augustine Church, Philadelphia: Immigration & Filipino Transformation (USA, 2007, 11 min) by Filipino American National Historical Society, Olde City
The Filipino-American community has played a crucial role in the re-birth of St. Augustine’s Church at 4th and Vine, a church that has been a center for immigrant communities for over two centuries. (Precious Places Community History Project)
Hayti: An Oasis (USA, 2010, 10 min) by Passtown Baptist Church, Hayti, Coatesville
Hayti: An Oasis shows how Hayti and its church served as an oasis for African Americans amidst the racial discrimination and violence of the past century. (Precious Places Community History Project)
DHS, Give Us Back Our Children! (USA, 2010, 18 min) by the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network
DHS, Give Us Back Our Children! challenges the logic of Foster Care by explaining how mothers are frequently— often unjustly—separated from their children. (Community Visions Program)
Life After Life (USA, 2018, 15 min) by Nadja Mogileski (Philly Free School) & Chamar Dancy-Kegler (Belmont Charter High School)
Produced through Scribe Video Center’s Documentary History Project for Youth, Life After Life follows one family and their community as they confront the loss of a young man and recounts the resilience it takes to continue living after tragedy.
CO-SPONSORED BY WOLF HUMANITIES CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA