May 2019

TV Programming Spotlight: June 2019

Here's what's new on PhillyCAM. Discover recent specials & series. 
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3 fictional women, connected by an HIV diagnosis, forge a friendship and share in pivotal moments, their disappointments, triumphs and the fulfilling lives they continue to live regardless of what occurs around them.

Produced by Charlese Hawkins
Sundays at 4:00pm in June
Hepatitis B: No Warnings PSA
Hepatitis B PSA

1 in 12 Asian Americans has Hepatitis B, but most don’t know they are infected. Hepatitis B often doesn’t cause symptoms and an early diagnosis is the best way to prevent serious liver problems.

Produced by Michaela Jackson
Sundays at 4:35pm in June
Broke in Philly PSA
Broke in Philly

Focusing on economic mobility throughout the city, Resolve asks Philadelphians what their lives would look or feel like if they didn't have to worry about money. 

Broke in Philly is a collaborative initiative among 19 local news organizations to provide in-depth, nuanced and solutions-oriented reporting on the issues of poverty and the push for economic justice in Philadelphia

Produced with PhillyCAM
and Resolve Philadelphia
Sundays at 4:40 in June
Spring Service
Spring Service

The Jesus in the Street Evangelism team lends a helping hand on the streets of downtown Philadelphia.

Produced by Gianna Brown
Sundays at 4:45pm in June
Marc Lamont Hill: AFSC Plenary
Marc Lamont Hill

Professor of Media Studies and Urban Education delves into intersectional activism as a channel for social change and the nature of movement building Working Across Borders for a Just Future.

Produced with PhillyCAM & American Friends Service Committee
Mondays at 2:30pm & Thursdays at 2:30pm in June
Rapid Fire
Rapid Fire

A commentary on gun violence inspired by an incident when the filmmaker was shot at outside her home on New Year's Eve 1995.

Produced by Michelle Clark
Tuesdays at 12:00am in June

A quirky, traditional love story with a hint of horror. Kara falls in love with Simon and wants to move forward, but Simon is not quite ready.

Produced by Chandralekha Naturi & Michelle Van Horn
Tuesdays at 12:05am in June
He’s a Million Dollar Bill
He’s a Million Dollar Bill

That noisy buzzing sound is humans acting like drones controlled by Money. Mr. B.D.B. helps his family & community when it comes to money. Billard Freedman Jr. a.k.a Bill Jr. is a ‘human drone’ made of paper with his worth valued as currency

Produced by Bradley Zaire
Tuesdays at 12:15am in June
Street Sh!t Volume 3
Street Sh!t

Charles roams the city with comedian Kaleb Stewart before his Comedy Central Showcase.

Produced by Charles Steele
Tuesdays at 12:45am in June
Greener Philly
Greener Philly

Environmental issues and organizing efforts: An Earth Day themed panel presentation by the Litter Free Philadelphia Coalition about legislation proposing to ban plastic bags in the city

Produced by PhillyCAM with Vanessa Maria Graber
Saturdays at 2:00pm in June
Message From the Future
Message From the Future

A thought experiment rejecting the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. What if we decide not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we radically change course to save our habitat & ourselves? Co-written and narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Illustrated by Molly Crabapple

Produced by The Intercept & Naomi Klein
Saturdays at 2:45pm in June
Diamond In The Ruff
Diamond In The Ruff logo

Host Karen Walker dialogues with featured guest Jenni Graham, Art Therapist and Founder of the Truehart

Produced by Karen Walker
Saturdays at 3:00pm in June
5 Shorts Project, Season 5
5 Shorts Project, Season 5

Assists aspiring filmmakers with creating a short film, spending 6 months learning the aspects of independent filmmaking from development to post production with a public screening at PhillyCAM upon completion. All participants are eligible for IMDb credit.

Episode 1: No Excuse and Loco Talk
No Excuses tackles the challenges high school students face in today's society. Loco Talk is a comedic take on following your dreams.
In The Room shows that who you know does not always give you an advantage

Episode 2: Super Zeroes and By Law, By Love
What if your Super Powers are not all that Super?  By Law, By Love is a short documentary about family, adoption, and DNA testing.

Episode 3: Ether and She Speaks Not
Ether: a love story that transcends time. She Speaks Not: A young woman struggles with whether to stay in a domestic abuse relationship. 

Episode 4: Black Coffee with Cream :
Who will be the voice of reason in disputes based on race discrimination? Mama: A mother plagued by mental illness forces her daughter to run away.  

Films and Filmmakers
No Excuse - Tatiana Hall
Loco Talk - Kate Samonte
Bonus short - In the Room Directors: Shameka S.L. Sawyer and Carissa Anik.
Super Zeroes - Erik Darden 
By Law, By Love - Angel Hogan
Ether - Tia Whitfield
She Speaks Not - Jody Austin
Black Coffee with Cream - Michael Duff
Mama: Shay Fuller 

Produced by S.L. Sawyer
Saturdays at 10:00pm
New Series

A legacy of loss from illegal abortion
4 people discuss the trauma of  losing a mother due to complications from abortion before legalization. With social & historical context by a physician & a medical historian 

Produced by Janet Goldwater, Barbara Attie & Diane Pontius (1992)
Saturdays at 10:30pm in June