Film Screening and Discussion: The Bombing of Osage Avenue

Katharine L. McKenna Screening Room, Film & Video Building, 550 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn Campus
March 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion: The Bombing of Osage Avenue
With Documentary Filmmaker Louis Messiah

Join us for a screening of the extraordinary film The Bombing of Osage Avenue by filmmaker and videographer Louis Massiah, which examines the destruction of an African American neighborhood in Philadelphia by state violence.

A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Massiah is known for addressing important but often-neglected subjects with integrity, insight, and artistry. His producing and directing credits include Trash (1985), W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices (1995), Cecil B. Moore (1987), and Louise Alone Thompson Patterson: In Her Own Words (2002).

He also produced two films for the PBS series Eyes on the Prize II (1990) and the five-channel permanent video installation for the National Park Service’s President’s House historic site. Louis Massiah is also the founder and director of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts center that provides workshops and equipment access to community groups and emerging independent media makers. He has developed community media production methodologies that assists first- time makers in using media as a creative tool for authoring their own history.

The film will inaugurate Massiah’s two weeks as an SLAS Scholar-in-Residence at Pratt.

Sponsors: The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SLAS), The Departments of Humanities and Media Studies (HMS), and the Department of Film/Video


Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Security personnel, located at booths at 200 Willoughby Avenue and other campus locations, are available for assistance. Additional accessibility resources are available at

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