Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:18:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Videos from Holy Child Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:37:36 +0000 Videos produced as part of a day-long workshop with Young Audiences at Holy Child Academy working with 23 4th-8th graders. Working in teams, they produced these 4 short vids:


The Janitor:

The Robbery Chase:

One More Goal:

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MIM continues Temporary Media Zone Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:00:57 +0000 During the month of August, Messages in Motion has been visiting the vacant lot at the corner of N. 6th and Oxford. Each session has used different approaches to engage the neighborhood in creating short video postcards about their interests, their community and their neighborhood. Videos have ranged from short vocal and dance performances, walks around the block, and short interviews with residents.  A series of 4×6 postcards have also been produced based on drawings from the kids and photos they have taken.  This project has been supported by a grant by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, as part of their Percent for Art program.

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MIM to activate a Temporary Media Zone at N. 6th and Oxford in AUGUST Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:35:36 +0000

With a grant from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Messages in Motion will be working at the vacant lot, located at N. 6th and Oxford streets, to activate a ‘Temporary Media Zone,”  for the production and distribution of short video messages and hyperlocal media by neighborhood residents.

During the duration of the Temporary Media Zone, I will create both structured workshops and open ‘studio’ time.  The workshops will invite residents to learn a variety of filmmaking techniques, audio recording techniques, and online tools for documenting personal and neighborhood stories. ‘Open Studio’ time would function as a pop up community media center, where people could record and upload stories, contribute to the project blog, borrow a camera to take photos or conduct interviews.

In the evenings, there will be movie screenings of both the videos produced by residents alongside a selection of independent and popular films.

OPENING DAY will take place on SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd 2013.


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Video Messages from Cook-Wissahickon School Sat, 11 May 2013 03:00:52 +0000

Recorded during the Creatively Green Family Arts Festival on May 9, 2013.

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MIM visits NJ schools with support from Young Audiences Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:05:10 +0000 The MIM van will be conducting workshops at Various NJ schools from March-June.
Stay tuned for more details and videos from the students!

Philipsburg Middle School February-March, featured afterschool program
Grace Dunn Middle School, Trenton, March 7th, visiting 6th-7th grade classes
Wolf Hill Elementary School, Oceanport, June 5-6, visiting elementary school classes

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Decarcerate PA! Sun, 11 Nov 2012 02:02:45 +0000 Videos produced by Members of Decarcerate PA during a one-day workshop with MIM at LAVA space in West Philly.
Decarcerate PA’s next action will be the People’s Tribunal on Monday November 19th at 4pm at the Municipal Services Building.
Visit their site for more info:
The People’s Tribunal

Decarcerate PA: Challenging the intersections of immigration and incarceration

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Decarcerate PA videos! Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:44:17 +0000
On Saturday Nov 3rd I facilitated a workshop with organizers from Decarcerate PA, including 3 members of YASP (Youth Arts Self Empowerment Project), a coalition organization which campaigns to overturn Act 33, which tries juveniles as adults in PA. Decarcerate PA is a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. This is a small sampling of the work produced, and just the start to more creative campaign videos.
Decarcerate PA:

Videos from Members of Youth Arts Self Empowerment Project:

This is for you Governor Corbett:

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Messages in Motion at the Ever Never Night Market Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:36:02 +0000 The Ever Never Night Market was a popup carnaval that took place on Saturday Sept 22 at the Little Berlin Fairgrounds in Kensington. I invited people in to the van to record a message to some in the future. I recorded 15 messages that are being sent out over the next 6 months. Some of the messages were public, others were sent privately. Here is a rave review from a group of neighborhood kids who had a blast!

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My Story, My Journey Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:42:31 +0000
Video produced by Wajeeha Ameen Choudhary, during a workshop coordinated in partnership with Scribe Video Center’s Street Movies program.

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Muslims for Life Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:37:52 +0000
Video produced by Nushrat Jahan Bashir, member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, during a workshop coordinated in partnership with Scribe Video Center’s Street Movies program. For more information, visit

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