Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites

A Dialogue with Louis Massiah

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:00pm
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Join us for a conversation between Bill Adair and the award winning documentary filmmaker, Louis Massiah. 

Louis Massiah is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts center that provides production workshops to community groups and emerging independent media makers. As an educator and institution builder, Massiah has developed media production methodologies that assist first time makers author their own stories, including the Precious Places Community History project, a collection of 107 collaboratively produced documentaries; the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia community history project, the Great Migration - A City Transformed and a current project The Tenants of Lenapehocking in the Age of Magnets.  

As a director, Massiah’s award-winning documentaries, include The Bombing of Osage AvenueW.E.B. Du Bois – A Biography in Four VoicesCecil B. Moore, two films for the Eyes on the Prize II series, and A is for Anarchist, B is for Brown, broadcast on television and screened at festivals in the US, Europe and Africa. His commissions include the President’s House site, a five channel permanent video installation for the U.S. National Park Service’ and a video installation for the Musée des Civilisations Noires in Dakar.

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.