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Girls Like Us

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This documentary explores female teenage experiences of sexuality and pregnancy. An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt and testify about their lives. Filmed in South Philadelphia over a period of four years and following its protaganists from age 14 to 18, it brings into sharp relief the conflicts of growing up female, exposing the impact of class, sexism and violence on the dreams and expectations of teenage girls.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Julie Bargmann

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A segment of the CNN Time program dealing with the reclamation of land from the coal mines in Vintondale, Pennsylvania. The project, Acid mine drainage and art, is developed by Julie Bargmann and others.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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How We Build: Panel Discussion

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A presentation by James L. Brown on rebuilding the inner city of Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania including a panel discussion by members of the PHPC.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Casting the First Stone

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This documentary draws complex portraits of individuals on both sides of the abortion controversy in a small town in Pennsylvania where very different life experiences have shaped conflicting values and beliefs.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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The Badlands ; Hooked

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Drug trade in a neighborhood in North Philadelphia and interviews with two heroin addicts.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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The Johnstown Flood

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The true story of one of the most devastating disasters in American history, the 1889 dam break that killed more than 2000 people in Johnstown, Pa.
VHS
1991; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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The Bombing of West Philly

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The bombing of West Philadelphia by the police as a response to the MOVE situation is graphically portrayed. The ensuing fires, the deaths of members of MOVE, and the impact on the community are presented through film footage and conversations with community residents.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)