April 2014

Marc’s Home Movies

Marc’s Home Movies 

Hey, I’m Marc. Welcome to my home. Please watch some movies made by myself and other local filmmakers. There is hot cocoa.

Thursdays in April at 10pm

Goodbye To City Schools

       focuses on the experiences of staff, students, families, and community members of Germantown, Bok and University City High schools, and Fairhill Elementary school, Goodbye to City Schools reveals stories on the impact of closing 24 public schools in the City of Philadelphia. The interviews, observations and photos present a deep narrative that extends beyond the words “school closing.”

Produced by Amy Yeboah

Tuesdays at 6pm in May & June

Young Broadcasters of America Timecapsule:

Batcave High School Music Tour
Willingboro High Pep Rally
P-Funk, Rug, take over Willingboro High School with pep rally appeal. They conversate about how to get into the Record Industry and the need for continuing education.  Featuring: Meek Mill, Gilly Da Kid, and Star & Buc Wild.  
Thursday at 3:30pm in May/June

Food for Thought : The Social Cost of Eating Out

Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law
Improving working conditions (such as wage theft & absence of sick leave) in the restaurant industry can make dining out safer and more fair for everyone
Fridays at 8pm in May & June

Philadelphia Dance Project presents

SCUBA National Touring Network event recorded in the PhillyCam studio.
Artists as Activists in Fukushima: With photos and videos, the artists Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama talk about the tsunami & nuclear meltdown in Japan and how artists have been responding to environmental disaster
Saturdays at 6:30pm in May & June

Shirley Road Productions presents:

Three documentaries that explore issues of ongoing importance to our community - homelessness, the role sacred spaces play in community revitalization & community development through the arts.

PROJECT H.O.M.E. aims to put a human face on homelessness. While many of the film’s statistics have changed since its production in 1998, the urgent issue of homelessness continues. AFTER SUNDAY was produced in collaboration with Partners for Sacred Places. It looks at several historically important buildings of worship that house and offer crucial community services.
The award-winning AN ANGEL IN THE VILLAGE tells the story of Chinese-born, Philadelphia-based artist Lily Yeh and her work to build community through art. The story takes place in
N. Philly & Nairobi, Kenya.
Saturdays at 7:30pm in May & June

Broken Feather: Askia Sabur

Documentary about the rally and response to Askia Sabur being brutalized by a Philadelphia Police Officer from the 19th District; which resulted in Mr. Sabur receiving an out of court settlement.
By Chaplain Mahdi El
Saturdays at 9:30pm in May & June

Game Changers

Composed, filmed, & edited by Serena Muthi Reed
3 short documentaries created in participation with the Game Changers Project


Evidence of Our Survival takes a look at the intersections of the food justice movement of today & the farming legacy of Black American peoples.
Extraordinary Men recognizes the discipline and mastery of three local Poet/Organizers who are using the craft of storytelling as a transformative tool in their communities.
Young, Gifted, and Organized is about the intersections of education, social justice activism, and incarceration for today's public school youth.

Sundays at 1 pm in May & June

Birth 1871

This new film by Dakxin Chhara explores the criminalization of large numbers of indigenous people in British India. These communities had been wanderers, pastoralists, nomads, gypsies, entertainers & tradesfolk. After the Indian Mutiny in 1857 they became "the usual suspects.” In the US we call this racial profiling. With India's independence in 1947 the criminalized groups were given a new identity as “de-notified tribals” or DNTs. They are still viewed with suspicion by police and society at large. The film explores the complex logic of criminalization and how some communities have been rehabilitated through dramatic theater, filmmaking and community development.
Sundays at 8pm in May & June

MMPtv: The Spark

Stories that Change Our Times produced by Media Mobilizing Project  
The Spark brings you the stories of everyday people who are leading the way to winning our human rights.

Topics include Healthcare Not Health Insurance, PA’s Next Governor, Immigrant Rights Human Rights, Our Schools Our Future, Working for Our Rights & Comcast Pay Your Fair Share.

Six new episodes showing weekly starting in May.
Tuesdays at 7pm & Sundays at 11am

The Mitch Bonz Show

Talk show for up and coming comedians, exploring their careers on and off stage. Segments include books/authors, fashion and up and coming artists.
Produced by Mitchell Robertson
Thursdays at Midnight

( Fridays 12am)

Community Forum for the Next Governor

Moderated by Holly Otterbein, WHYY and Daniel Denvir, Philadelphia City Paper

With the Governor's primary race right around the corner, it is important for us to know where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to us - education, housing, taxes, health care, criminal justice and much more. Join a broad coalition of community-based organizations, labor and advocacy projects for this important educational forum where our social and economic needs set the agenda. We ask the questions; the candidates tell us where they stand!


Saturday April 26 at 12:30pm (repeating May 3, 10 & 17)

The Internet is Serious Business

The Internet is Serious Business 

Your neighborhood Internet: who builds it, who owns it, how it works, and why it matters.

Produced by Center for Urban Pedagogy, People’s Production House & students from City-As-School

Followed by The Transparent Machine

Our society is obsessed with conflicting concepts of transparency and privacy. We are “outraged” by the NSA, yet continue to upload more of our personal information.  The filmmaker “Beeple” explores the contradictory nature of our actions and beliefs.

Saturdays at 4pm 


Enemies of the State: Gov. Surveillance of Communities of Color

Enemies of the State: Government Surveillance of Communities of Color

Though platforms have changed since COINTELPRO, the goal remains the same of US agencies carrying on secret domestic surveillance programs - with the aid of internet companies: destabilize & dismantle movements for political & economic rights.   This important discussion was held in D.C. as part of the events leading to the Stop Watching Us Rally.   

Moderated by Dr. Jared Ball & hosted by Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition.

Panelists include: 

Dhoruba Bin-Wahad-former political prisoner and Black Panther Party leader

Seema Sadanandan- director of the ACLU-DC affiliate

Adwoa Masozi-communications specialist and media activist of the Bill of Rights Defense League,

Fahd Ahmed- the legal and policy director of Desis Rising Up and Moving

Alfredo Lopez- founder of May First/ People Link and leader in Puerto Rico Student Movement 

Saturdays in April at  4:30pm


Video Voter Guide


Video Voter Guide leading up to the primary & special election May 20

To provide voters with more information about the candidates
Starting in May every day at 8am and weekdays at noon until May 20.
Community Forum for the Next Governor
Where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to us - education, housing, taxes, health care, criminal justice and much more.
Saturday 12:30pm May 3, 10 & 17
Disability Issues Forum 2014
An opportunity for PA candidates for Governor to discuss solutions to preserve disability benefits, improve health care, increase employment opportunities & expand affordable housing. Co-sponsored by the Disability Voting Coalition.
Sunday 3:30pm May 4, 11, 18  

Chi 101 for Children

By Young Broadcasters of America
Intro to the wonderful world of Chi and its application in fitness, wellness & stress relief
Wednesdays at 4:30

Let’s Talk About it

With Trudy Haynes, Broadcast Journalist,
Providing educational and informational entertainment for families
Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Speak Out Philadelphia

Local Philadelphians discuss topics in roundtable discussions
Produced by Derek Lee
Thursdays at 10pm


Chronicles the uncanny circumstances that lead to the collaboration of (producer) Sleep-E and (rapper) Reef The Lost Cauze on his debut album the "High Life"
Produced by Erik Coleman
Sundays at 9:10pm in May & June