GREAT MIGRATION COMMUNITY SCREENING
Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 PM
Location(s): Swarthmore College - Lang Performance Center
ABOUT THE FILMS
Standing at the Scratch Line – dir. Julie Dash (Experimental, 2016, 10 min)
Traveling between churches in Philadelphia and South Carolina, Dash creates a cinematic tone poem about returning to sacred spaces of departure and arrival.
Eason – dir. Kevin Jerome Everson (Experimental, 2016, 15 min)
Eason is loosely based on the life of James Walker Hood Eason (1886-1923), a leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) of Philadelphia.
When We Came Up Here – dir. Tina Morton (Documentary, 2016, 12 min)
Morton, a Scribe alumni, explores how The Philadelphia Tribune played an important role in helping migrants navigate their new home.
Improvement Association – dir. Kevin Jerome Everson (Documentary, 2016, 12 min)
In the film, Malik Hudgins, a long-time member of the UNIA of Philadelphia, talks about his life and advocacy work.
Finding Home: The Ruth L. Bennett Story – by current and former residents of Ruth L. Bennett Homes - Chester Housing Authority (Documentary, 2016, 11 min)
This profile of a historic landmark looks at the role of the Ruth L. Bennett Home for Women and Girl as a safe haven in Chester, PA for newly arrived migrants from the South.
The film was edited at Swarthmore College.
The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-1930) is supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support is provided by the Lincoln Financial Foundation, Hamilton Family Foundation, and Department of History of Art, Department of Africana Studies, and Center for Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
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