Presented by PNC Arts… Bring your lawn chairs and gather the neighbors at the Clark Park Bowl! Street Movies!Alive Hits Clark Park on August 6!
On Saturday August 6, at 7:45 PM, join Scribe, the Jubilee School, and the Green Guerrillas for Street Movies!, featuring short films about W.E.B. Dubois, Kenyan science fiction, green energy and transportation. There will be an opening performance by Tanzanian, Philly based hip hop artist, Alwatan Kwele.
The films will include:
The Future of Our History by Jubilee School. K-6 students of Jubilee spend two years studying W.E.B. Du Bois, making a pilgrimage to Great Barrington, MA, where they visit the graves of Du Bois’ wife and young son. (2011, 15 min)
Pumzi by Wanuri Kahiu. 35 years after The Water War has ruined Earth’s surface, a young woman defies the governing council of her indoor community, escapes to the outside to plant a growing seedling. (Kenya, 2009, 21 min)
Philadelphia Premiere: Green Grease Guzzlers by the Green Guerrillas Youth Media Tech Collective (in person). A story about alternative and sustainable transportation, this excerpt showcases Green Guerrillas on a move, making their collective’s transportation more “eco-friendly” with the conversion of a 1990 Ford Econoline diesel bus into a lean and green biodiesel/waste veggie oil machine. (2010, 30 min). The Green Guerrillas will be powering their own screening with their eco-friendly bus.
Philadelphia Premiere: Save the Future by Jenny Deller (in-person). A young girl re-imagines her life as a PSA, blurring the lines between her family troubles and environmental catastrophe. Save the Future is a companion short to her feature Future Weather, about global warming. The whole production was environmentally conscious. (2009, 3 min)