Dec 10, 2023, 2PM–5PM

Hidden Histories of Philadelphia: 2023 Scribe DHPY Screening

Image courtesy of Scribe Video Center.

Join Scribe Video Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn to celebrate new works from Scribe’s 2023 Documentary History Project For Youth program. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political, and cultural history of Philadelphia. This year’s films explore “Hidden Histories of Philadelphia”, specifically using the documentary to allow the youth participants to uncover little-known events and occurrences in the long history of Philadelphia that have a contemporary relevance and significance. Filmmakers include: Bernard Cross, Carlos Carmona, Freedom Murray, Kamani Bright, Kameron Palmer, Kenna Augustin, Khalea Robinson, Malaya Ulan, Mira Khurana, Natalie Margasak, Olivia Gavin, Shelby Allen, William Xavier Cloud, Christian Watts.


Register to attend this free event here.

ASL and CART captioning will be provided for this program. If you require any accessibility accommodations or have any questions about the program, please contact Brittany Clottey at


Philly Cowboys *Working Title

Kameron Palmer, Kenna Augustin , Freedom Murray, Christian Watts

Generational Rivalry

Bernard Cross, Carlos Carmona

Philly Wealth Gap *Working Title

Shelby Allen, Olivia Gavin, Malaya Ulan

BOK *Working Title

Natalie Margasak, Mira Khurana, Khalea Robinson

Prison Rehabilitation * Working Title

Kamani Bright, William Xavier Cloud


The Documentary History Project for Youth is made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Independence Public Media Foundation, Hamilton Family Trust, Rosenlund Family Foundation, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, Christopher Ludwick Foundation, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation.

Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.