FILMS OF THE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY STUDENT SHOWCASED IN PHILADELPHIA SCREENING SERIES

Junior Mass Communications major Tyreece Powell screens and discusses films

PHILADELPHIA – The films of The Lincoln University Mass Communications major Tyreece Powell have been selected for the Scribe Video Center’s Where Are They Now? Scribe Café screening series this Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor.  Cost is $5.

The screening, which features the work of Powell and four other youth alumni of Scribe’s Documentary History Project for Youth, a program in which middle and high school students worked with experienced filmmakers and historians after school and during the summer to research, plan, and produce documentaries about issues of local historical significance.

“I am happy to have the opportunity to have my videos showcased and proud to represent my family and The Lincoln University,” said Powell, a Lincoln second semester junior and 2008 alum of the Scribe’s program, who will also discuss his work during the screening.

Powell’s films to be showcased include the public service announcement, “No Condom, No Love,” (1:19) promoting safe sex, “Distortion,” (2:47) a conscious music video about young men in the ghetto, and “Clash of the Titans,” (3:10) a promotional video for the university’s Homecoming Step Show.

Scribe Video Center was founded in 1982 as a place where emerging and experienced media artists could gain access to the tools and knowledge of video making and work together in a supportive environment.  Scribe provides training in all aspects of film, video and audio production. We also offer classes in computer-based interactive media to individuals and community organizations as well. We give emerging and mid-level video makers the skills and opportunity to use video and film as tools for self-expression and for representing and supporting their communities. In the two decades since its inception, Scribe has established eight ongoing programs designed to meet the needs of the general public and media artists.

For more information, visit:

http://www.scribe.org/events/scribecaf%C3%A9documentaryhistoryprojectyouthalumni

 

The Lincoln University, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society.  Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women.  Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria. 

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