July 2015

What is Beauty?

What is Beauty?

By Spring Garden Pictures

Winning entry into the Philadelphia Flower Show's "What is Beauty?" competition. The contest was sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Wednesdays at 12:30pm in July

Best Friends TV Show

A pop up tv variety show celebrating Philadelphia, best friends & silliness.

Produced by Ryan Birchmeier


Wednesdays at 12:30am

3rd Regiment US Colored Troop

An American Civil War Reenacting group active in the Philadelphia, New Jersey & Delaware areas for over 20yrs, educating the masses through talks, living history events & battle reenactments throughout the eastern seaboard

With Earl Weeks


Saturdays at 5pm in August

Philly Reality

Multi-school student performance program for creative self-expression. Working with Teaching & Technical Artists, the students write monologues to craft into performance pieces. The residency concludes on the stage of Philadelphia Theater Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Students participate as actors, directors, lighting and sound designers, and front of house staff, making Philly Reality a truly student-run production.

Saturdays at 6:30pm 

Whose Walls, Our Walls: Arts, Labor, Censorship

Labor’s stake in the fight against censorship

Panelists Jim Moran, Denis Stephano, Larry Robin & Mike Alewitz discuss the recent political censorship of Alewitz's THE CITY AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY by the Museum of the City of New York.


Sundays at 9:30pm in August  

Color Versus Kull’cha

Deals with various topics talking to all people about bringing positive, righteous, holy solutions to issues of problems with race & culture.

By Bradley Zaire


Sundays at 1pm in August 

Equality & Justice NOW

Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt and Carol Tracy of Women's Law Project talk about the Agenda for Women's Health, a new legislative initiative that looks at women's equality and health impacts.

Fridays at 2pm in August


Rompeviento TV es la primera televisora por Internet en la Ciudad de México. Es un medio independiente y comprometido que realiza pro- gramas de investigación, análisis, arte y cultura, con un enfoque crítico y veraz, preocupado en la difusión de los acontecimientos más impor- tantes de la realidad actual política, económica, social y cultural de México y el mundo.

Rompeviento TV está realizada por investiga- dores, periodistas, estudiantes, artistas, aca- démicos, activistas, profesionistas, y defensores de los derechos humanos y de los derechos co- lectivos de los Pueblos indígenas, que buscan construir, de la mano de la sociedad civil, un medio de comunicación crítico e independiente, convencidos de la necesidad de transformar a México en una sociedad más justa.

Ledesma (Rompeviento TV).



El Chamuco

Description: La ironía, la sátira política y el sentido del humor son la mezcla perfecta para producir, el primer programa de moneros en la televisión mexicana por internet, coproducido por “El Chamuco y los Hijos del Averno”, la mejor revista de caricatura política en México, y Rompeviento TV.

Conducido por los caricaturistas Rapé y La Dama, y por Alma Soto, editora de la revista.


El Chamuco

Description: The Devil (Chamico) is a mix of political satire and humor. This is the first program of cartoonist co-produced by Rompeviento TV, and “El Chamuco y los Hijos del Averno” (the best political cartoon magazine in Mexico).

Hosted by cartoonist: Rapé and La Dama, and Alma Soto (Magazine’s Editor).


Saturdays at 4pm



Una mirada íntima y contestataria a la gran diversidad de mujeres que en todos
los rincones del planeta se organizan para luchar por sus derechos.Conducción: Lulú Barrera. Activista comprometida con las luchas de las mujeres
y la defensa de los derechos humanos. Actualmente es presidenta del
Comité Directivo de la sección mexicana de Amnistía Internacional.


Luchadoras (Fighters)

Description: Luchadoras is an intimate, rebellious look to the diversity of women in all
over the world are organizing to fight for their rights.

Hosted by:  Activist for women’s rights, President from the Committee Amnesty International Mexico.


Fridays at 6pm


Cero decibeles

Description: Es un programa de televisión que registra los sonidos y pixeles de la escena musical actual, de los hombres y mujeres que la hacen a diario, adentrándonos en sus discursos, contextos y trances sonoros a través de sesiones musicales y verbales en vivo, para encontrar el equilibrio en la escalera del silencio y el ruido. Conducción: Santiago Flores y Luis Cortez.

Cero decibeles   (Zero Decibels)

Zero Decibels brings the sounds and images from the contemporary musical scene of men and women who make their music every day. The program combines musical sessions with conversation and interviews. Hosted by: Santiago Flores y Luis Cortez

Thursdays at 12:30am


SPECIAL - CLAVES - "Corruption: Food of the Outrage"

Co production with the German Television Deutche Welle and Rompeviento TV.
Description: Forum of analysis with experts on the subject
· Lorenzo Meyer, Historian And Political Analyst (Mexico)
· Mario Torrico, Academic of the master of compared public policies (Flacso-Bolivia)
· Clear Jusidman, President of initiative, an American and social development (INCIDE)
· Rodrigo Salazar, Academic of the Masters Degree in Government and Public Affairs (Flacso-Argentina).

Hosted by: Gonzalo Cáceres (Deutsche Welle) and Ernesto Ledesma (Rompeviento TV).

CLAVES  Special:

"Corrupción: alimento de la indignación"
La tercera entrega de la co producción con la televisora alemana Deutche Welle y RompevientoTV.
Description: Mesa de análisis con expertos en el tema
·Lorenzo Meyer, historiador y analista político (México)
·Mario Torrico, académico de la Maestría de Políticas Públicas Comparadas (Flacso-Bolivia)
·Clara Jusidman, presidenta de Iniciativa Ciudadana y Desarrollo Social (Incide)
·Rodrigo Salazar, académico de la Maestría en Gobierno y Asuntos Públicos (Flacso-Argentina).
·Conducen Gonzalo Cáceres (Deutsche Welle) y Ernesto


Sundays at noon in August

YES Philly Film Fest 2015

Youth Empowerment Services is where youth who’ve dropped out of school can discover talents & dreams while developing academic & job skills. This short film festival is produced by young people participating in the media program.




Fridays at 4pm in August



Program includes:


Little White Lies

4:00 min: a narrative film about a relationship that 

reminds us that things aren’t always what they seem

by Yasmine Brown, Imani Konce, Mikeida Lamb,  Brejae Scott & Reggie Barnes



Islam in Prison

6:19 min: a documentary about a student’s account of 

her walk with Islam

by Vermani Smith, Gary Macklin, Thomas Brown, Malcom Wright, Corey Rice



Bad News

  4 min: a narrative film about the future of the news

by Dejah Greene, Sam Horchos, Reggie Barnes, Jess McTaggart, , Jasmine Terry, Quincy hill, KYHIEM G., Dominique Easley & Brianna Hill


Motherless Child

5 min: a documentary about a student’s work to overcame her childhood (Viewer discretion advised)

by Taisha Lebron & Christina Parker-Robbins


Future of YESPhilly 

3 min: this documentary seeks to understand the future of YESPhilly

by Tianiqua, Christina, Andre, Khalil  


Police Brutality

4 min: a narrative film about how police will interact with 

community members in the future

by Kim, Taylor & Arianna



7 min: a student shares the tragic tale of the murder of her sister in this documentary (Viewer discretion advised)

by Rebecca Santiago, Andre Williams & Amanda Rodriguez


The Future of Healthcare

4:50 min: students explore how the healthcare system can one day be changed

by Nafic & YES Philly



4 min: a student pays the consequences for selling drugs in school

by Destiny McQueen, Erik Arentzen & Max-Aeron Loney

Mashed Media Awards 2015

Presented by the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative (PYMC).

3 programs of narrative, documentary & music video,  eduicational & visionary work produced by youth

Tuesdays at 4pm & Sundays at 9am



See more info on the Award Finalists below.

Narrative Award:

Never Change (Roxborough High School: Trae Taylor )
Teenager struggling with family issues seeks therapy for closure. This film is based off of a true story.

The Auteur (Rough Cut Production/ SLA: Warda Abuali. KaBoni Bailey, Jamira Carter, Enthony Chhin, Sophia Deoliveira, Nadir Meeks, Marshall Woodruff )

Social Switch (WHYY: Owen Murphy, Renee Plaza, Samantha Jones, Eric Bergsten, Eamon Kelly, Patrick Devine, Sianni McLaine, and Ethan Hurwitz)
A student needs assistance from some unwilling classmates.

Woof (Temple University: Michael Williams)
The story of a girl who accidentally kills her boyfriend. What more can I say.

Documentary Award: 

Not Your Mama’s Drama (Scribe Video Center: Folake Ayiloge, Olivia Haynes, Kemi Jackson, Imani Ross, Jasmine Traver)
the first collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Journalism and Scribe’s youth media program, is an exploration of beauty, Black women’s self-image and images in the mass media. The project was facilitated by Helyx Chase,  Dominic Bracco II and Carlos Javier Ortiz 

A Shift In Words (Scribe Video Center: Jonathon Alexander, Taj Bland & Tyquil Griffin)
explores the ways in which Hip-Hop has evolved through the 1980′s, ’90s and today particularly through the “new” phenomenon of social media.

America’s Secret: Police Violence (UCCP: Taeniece Howard, Emaya Martin, Deniya Smith, Dominick Ector, Tamara Finger, Fredna Francois, Aren Jones, Kathy Lam, Chaine Martinez, and Solomon Stevens)
an experimental documentary that exposes youth of color’s experiences with police violence. It juxtaposes the ideal that police are meant to serve and protect their communities with images and stories of youth of color having been harassed, brutalized, and even killed by police. It also commemorates many black and brown youth who have been harmed by this social problem of police violence.

Society’s Coloring Book (UCCP/POWER: Kendall Phillips, Diaka Thiam, Dontae LaMar Hardaway, Katherine Smith, Kabbeh Davies, Sandy Tsang, Raymundo Anglada, Brandon Tran, Brianna Glover, Chanel Price, Destiny Hurtt, Yisela Contreras, Patrece Dixon, Leana Ware, LeVar Johnson, )
Young people reflect on their struggles and experiences with colorism and shadeism, while learning about the history of this phenomenon and its connection to white supremacy.

Streets to Call Our Own (Temple University: Kara Lieff, Kevin D. Goff, Eric Gannon, Erin Filson)

Education: Presented by Helen Gym, Co-Founder, Parents United for Public Education

Set up to Fail (PSU: Sharron Snyder, Jonae Cooper, Minh Tran, Sierra Robinson, Kelli Ross, Jeremy Rodriguez)
Members of the Philadelphia Student Union created videos on issues that are relevant to the lives of young people in Philadelphia. Students wanted to produce a video on high-stakes testing to show the ways that testing impacts students and how testing does not accurately reflect their skills and knowledge.

Power Over Bullying (UCCP: Angela, Brianna, Crystal, Daron, Fania, Graciela, Jeffrey, Jerron, Kawain, Lamar, Leilonnie, Nakira, William)
Bullying is serious problem in Philadelphia high schools. What are schools doing about it? This documentary, produced by Philly high school students, exposes some of the challenges in creating safe school climates in an under-resourced school district.

An Education in Inequality (WHYY: Darniesha Pressley, Christine Mosley, Anye Stevenson)
youth producers in WHYY’s flash Media Lab investigated the impact of budget cuts and school funding on educational quality in Philadelphia’s public schools.

Visionary Award:

Atelamise (UARTS: Tracey LaGuerre, Sean Patterson, Adam Samson, Haley Monsoon)
a story about a girl searching for her father but instead she finds herself.

Lap Dance (Michael Williams)
the sexual tension, desires, and fears that are evident in most relationships between two lovers in this modern age.

Voguing Train (Attic, Drexel University: Andrew Paszkiewicz, Kemar Jewel)
Voguing and Ballroom is such an underground culture...so let's actually take it underground! 

Runway Museum (Andrew Paszkiewicz, Kemar Jewel)
 the newest project from Director and Choreographer KEMAR JEWEL! When you mix elements of the ballroom scene with performance art, there is always magic to be made.

Music Video Award: 


The News (Flounder Warehouse: Seann Cantatore, Jake Kelberman, Luke Reitz, Russ Singh, David Patrick, Andrew Aulenbach, Daniel Lidon)

Salvation (Young Black Philosopher: Josh Clements/Salvation)




Parks & Recreation PSA’s "Find Your Path"

A series about Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department, the wonderful people who make a difference and how they too grow when they take part in the programs and experiences offered by the department. Find out more about how you can “Find Your Path” to nature, wellness, arts and much more when you visit findyourpathphilly.org 

Produced by Gabrielle Rosinski-Castro for the Dept.


Watch daily at 8:30am in August





Philadelphia Jazz Project: Another Holiday for Skins

Special performance featuring an all-star ensemble of Philadelphia drummers, percussionists and other musicians led by Robert Kenyatta and Doc Gibbs. This concert is a 21st century celebration of Art Blakey's classic 1958 album "Holiday for Skins"

Sundays at 7:30 in August

Around the Corner

Highlights local community and non-profit organizations in Philadelphia.

PhillyCAM sits down with Michelle Feldman, Director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and talks upcoming events, programs, and environmental concerns in Philadelphia.


Wednesdays at noon




Entertainment Show features local vocalists, rappers, musicians, comedians, poets, dancers & bands given exposure to help further their entertainment careers.  
Show Hosts-
Chinchila Jonesia & Vincent Moto.

Tuesdays at 12:30am