Following Food Dreams describes the story of how Jamie Shanker went from eating her grandmother’s matzoh ball soup in Queens to blogging about Chinese food and giving food tours in Philly. Jamie’s journey was not straightforward and it took a number of diversions to take her to where she is today. This video was made when Jamie was still blogging for the website Midtown Lunch, but now you can find her writing and services at Philly Food Adventures!
This video is about the Research Schools International global exchange program in association with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The program pairs elementary school children in the United States with elementary school children in countries all over the world that have diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, seeking to create connections between the two groups beginning at a young age.
This artist profile for Jouvenir highlights the work and life of Philadelphia jazz musician Tal Shtuhl. Tal’s parents and grandparents are all Israeli. Growing up in Philadelphia and playing jazz his whole life, Tal feels that music can act as a powerful medium to help bridge barriers. As he’s reconnected with his Israeli background, Tal has become inspired by the Israeli art and music scenes. He feels that through music, he can try to make a difference and provide a small step toward connecting Israeli and Palestinian children.
A Dynamic Dialogue is a short film about six American Fulbright Scholars teaching English to elementary school children in Jinmen--a small, semi-rural Taiwanese archipelago that sits just off the coast of Mainland China and was a front-line during the Chinese Civil War. The English teachers decide to stage the first dance flash mob on the islands with their students. They describe their experiences in this unique society where foreigners are rare and English-speakers are scarce. The Americans try to use dance as a means of bridging the cultural and linguistic barriers between them and the locals.