Manayunk Canal: Past, Present and Future
by Manayunk Neighborhood Council & Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project
A look at the Manayunk Canal, its industrial past and its role in the community’s revitalization. (2009, 9:40 mins)
Free the River Park by Evolve Strategies
Chronicling the fight against CSX Railroad’s effort to block community access to the Schuylkill River, this doc inspires other groups on how to wage grassroots organizing campaigns to improve and protect their communities. (2008, 15 mins)
The Next Wave by Jennifer Redfearn & Tim Metzger
The Carteret Islanders prepare to evacuate their ancestral home in the South Pacific, which faces destruction as a result of human-induced climate change. (2009, 8:03 mins) a Media That Matters film
Bon Voyage, Jacques Cousteau by Danny Corey
A boy must do what’s best for his best friend in this touching tale of love and sacrifice.
(2007, 3:04 mins)
The Meatrix by Louis Fox
Will Leo the pig take the blue pill and remain in a fantasyland where our food is produced on quaint family farms rather than by huge agribusinesses and multinational corporations? (2003, Flash Animation, 3:47 mins) a Media That Mattersfilm
Hooked: Philly’s Urban Anglers by Shannon Kane Meddock, Mike Attie & Andrew Schwalm, is an intimate, funny and touching glimpse into the little known world of urban fishing. When a good day fishing has come and gone, Philadelphia’s waterways yield a bounty far more valuable than the fish themselves. (2008, 14 mins)
The Manayunk Club by Manayunk Neighborhood Council with Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project
The Manayunk Club was a beloved social spot in Manayunk, a close-nit neighborhood in the Northwestern section of Philadelphia. Housed in an old mansion on a hill overlooking the neighborhood, the club was born in the 1920s as a drinking establishment during prohibition. Later, it became more family-oriented, hosting dances and community gatherings, and became a popular location for local weddings. Although some residents say the club went downhill in the late 1990s, the mansion continued to be well known in Manayunk and was added to Philadelphia’s Register of Historic Places in 1999. Featuring interviews with neighbors and utilizing historic photographs, The Manayunk Club depicts the history of the establishment, from the mansion’s construction in 1870 to the aftermath of the fire. Despite the neighborhood’s changes, residents still reminisce fondly about the Manayunk Club and the neighborhood that they continue to love.