Filmmaker Louis Massiah

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday 04/13/2013
11:00 pm

This event begins at 7:30 pm! Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents! and the Underground Railroad History Project Conference.

Louis Massiah is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and the founder/director of Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts center that provides training and equipment access to community groups and the independent film/video community.

Massiah will present videos from ongoing programs, including Underground Railroad Routes in the Frankford Neighborhood (Precious Places Community History Project), Neighborhood Bike Works (Community Visions Program), Contested Spaces (by Boone Ngyues), and Seeds of Awakening (Muslim Voices of Philadelphia).  

LOUIS MASSIAH BIO

Louis Massiah is a documentary filmmaker and the founder/director of Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts center that provides training and equipment access to community groups and the independent film/video community. His innovative approach to documentary filmmaking and community media have earned him numerous honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant” 1996-2001, two Rockefeller/Tribeca fellowships and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. 

His award-winning documentaries, The Bombing of Osage Avenue, W.E.B. Du Bois – A Biography in in Four Voices, two films for the Eyes on the Prize II series, and A is for Anarchist, B is for Brown, have been broadcast on PBS and screened at festivals and museums throughout the US, Europe and Africa. In 2011, he was commissioned to create a five channel permanent video installation for the National Park Service’s President’s House historic site.

Currently, Massiah is executive producing two major community oral history projects, the Precious Places Community History project, a video project designed by Massiah and composed of 73 short documentaries produced collaboratively with neighborhood organizations in Philadelphia and Chester, PA, as well as Camden, NJ. He also is producing the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia community history project.

A graduate of Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massiah has been a guest artist and visiting faculty member at Swarthmore College, Temple, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.

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