Daily Archives: August 8, 2009

Yo Kids, Wanna Learn Filmmaking?


Folks from the Asian Arts Initative passed on the following opportunity:


Under the guidance of award-winning independent filmmaker Gary San Angel, four youth apprentices will participate in an intensive weeklong video-editing, documentary-making workshop during August 17-21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The program is completely free. In fact, upon satisfactory completion of the workshop, each youth apprentice will be paid a $100 stipend.

The apprenticeship is open to all youth 13 to 21 years old. Asian Americans are especially encouraged to apply. Some video-editing or related experience is required.

Please complete the application (which is available from the Asian Arts Initiative website) then drop it off at Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107) OR e-mail it to toni@asianartsinitiative.org.

Application deadline is August 10, 2009. If you have questions, please contact Toni at (215)557-0455.


Pakistani Americans Protest in Philadelphia

On August 4, Philadelphia’s Pakistani Christian community gathered in Center City to protest the killings of six Christians in Pakistan:

More than 100 Christian houses were burned and looted on Saturday in a rampage that lasted about eight hours by a crowd the authorities estimate was as large as 20,000 strong. In addition to the seven members of the Hameed family who were killed, about 20 people were wounded. Continue reading