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Sun., Oct. 21 watch us on WHYY TV 12 @ 11:30 pm October 15, 2007

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C4 – Chester Consortium for Creative Community

Contact: A. Jean Arnold Project Coordinator 610-497-1930, ajeana@excite.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FILM ABOUT ELDERS FROM CHESTER PA PREMIERES AS A PART OF OCT. 21 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ON WHYY TV

Chester, PA October , 21 , 2007—“An Elder’s Story,” an eight minute documentary produced and directed by the Chester Consortium for Creative Community (C4), will be broadcast on WHYY Channel 12 , Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 pm, as a part of Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project.

The documentary focuses on Chester’s elders holding onto their hope that Chester will again have a “Hey Day.” C4, a grassroots creative problem solving organization based in Chester, PA, was one of 42 organizations in the greater Philadelphia area that participated in Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project. With the aid of Miguel Diaz-Barriga, film maker and professor at Swarthmore College, C4 gathered several Chester residents who lived during Chester’s “Hey Day” and asked them to tell their version of what Chester was like and why. The documentary focuses on these octogenarians remembering Chester when they were younger and hoping that they will see Chester have great days again.

Data from a focus group that provided direction for the documentary suggested that building hope is one action that would help, significantly, produce the change that so many Chester residents seek. The film is intended as a contribution to increase hope and foster other actions within this community that do the same.

Chester Consortium for Creative Community’s (C4) commitment is to apply creativity in solving problems for communities, organizations and individuals throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond. This documentary gave C4 the opportunity to apply their grassroots problem solving talents in their own hometown. For more about C4 – Chester Consortium for Creative Community, check https://c4creativity.wordpress.com or contact Project Coordinator A. Jean Arnold, 610-497-1930 or ajeana@excite.com.

For more information about Scribe and their Precious Places Community History Project check www.scribe.org.
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Background information:

PRECIOUS PLACES PREMIERES ON WHYY TV 12 STARTING OCTOBER 7
On Sunday, October 7, 2007, Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project premieres on WHYY TV 12 at 11:30 PM.

The 14 programs will begin airing on October 7, 2007 and continue weekly into January 2008. Produced and directed by neighborhood residents from 42 diverse communities from across Philadelphia, Camden, NJ, Chester, PA, and Ardmore, PA, this collection of portraits of “precious places” combines oral history, personal archives and contemporary footage to redefine the region. Some of these short documentaries uncover long forgotten histories, some explore contemporary issues; all celebrate the places we call home.

For more information go to www.Scribe.org. Sunday, October 21 at 11:30 pm
 Cliveden Park: Our Tree of Life by District Community Action Council
; An Elder’s Story by C4 Chester Consortium for Creative Community;
 Unhushed! by The Still Standing Project

For more information about Scribe and their Precious Places Community History Project check www.scribe.org.

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