Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, while pursuing their dreams, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne, and Raven Wilkinson confronted racism, exclusion, and unequal opportunity.
Lost in the Hype is about the negative impact on communities of color when tax dollars are diverted to private individuals to build stadiums and other for profit entities to the detriment of neighborhood recreation programs and other municipal services.
Merging poetic and observational style, filmmaker Gabriela Watson-Burkett bridges the lives of teachers from two different countries—Nyanza Bandele in Philadelphia, United States, and Priscila Dias in São Paulo, Brazil.
Told from a mother’s perspective, Finding Elijah follows a young man’s journey from home into mental illness, to homelessness, and ultimately to suicide. It shows how a mother’s search for answers leads her to action.
Work that speaks to the youth experience, resilience, and aspiration. Join us for a Q & A with the filmmakers and a discussion centered around caring for young people during these crazy times of COVID-19 and the protests against police brutality and societal racism. Poet Ursula Rucker will attend.
Juntos, a Latinx immigrant rights organization, has learned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been using the Philadelphia Police’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) database to gather deportation orders.
Film screening of And They Jumped Into The Water Some… dir. by Lois Moses followed by a presentation of a reading of Moses’ new work-in-progress, EPISTLES OF LOVE: The Gospels according to Edgar & Clara.
This screening series is a counter-narrative of Black and Latinx life in Philadelphia. During these challenging times of COVID19 and social reckoning, SIFTMedia 215 Live! provides a space for people…