Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (prologue) screenings in North Philly and West Philly!

Scribe Street Movies! 2017

Round up the neighbors, grab your lawn chairs and enjoy independent short films and live performances under the stars. Street Movies! is returning this August for its 20th season! Street Movies! is a free screening series for audiences of all ages that tours neighborhoods around the Philadelphia region, bringing a program of independent film – fiction, animation, documentary, and youth and community produced work – from around the world to local parks, lots, playgrounds, and community spaces. Each screening is hosted by a community organization and followed by a moderated discussion about the topics raised in the films. It’s a great way to see films, talk about community issues and meet your neighbors. This August, Street Movies! will feature live performances by poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker, Los Bomberos De La Calle, Sonic Liberation 8, Hip Hop Fundamentals, Cambodian American Girls Empowering, and M. Nzadi Keita.

Resistance: the Battle of Philadelphia (prologue) dir. M. Asli Dukan
Set in a dystopian, near-future West Philadelphia, this stand-alone prologue to the Resistance web series follows a stealthy hacker’s attempts to dismantle the surveillance tools used by the police to control her community, after she learns that two young activists have been tracked down and brutally beaten by riot cops. (USA, 2017, 5:00 min).