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The Thing About Love Park is That It's Perfect

The Thing About Love Park is That It's Perfect

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Published by: Aipod Green on Dec 20, 2010
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Anna Christopher, WHYY, 215.351.2066Colleen Puckett, Friends Select School, 215.561.5900 x145Tuesday, January 24, 2006
LOCAL TEENS DEBUT FILM ON SKATING IN LOVE PARK CREATED FOR WHYY DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP
…“Skaters in LOVE” screening February 1 at 7 p.m.…
In the summer of 2005, three Philadelphia teenagers, concerned over the skating ban in iconic LOVE Park, explored the history, controversy and public reactionsurrounding the ban through digital video. The documentary they created was producedunder the guidance of the Learning Lab at WHYY as part of the Friends Select SchoolSummer Academic Program.On Wednesday, February 1 at 7 p.m., ninth-graders Emmett Drueding, PaulSanders and Axel Taveson will debut their film, “Skaters in LOVE,” during a freescreening at Friends Select School, 17th & Ben Franklin Parkway. Following the premiere, the three will participate in a panel discussion about the skating issue alongwith Scott Kip, president of the Skateboard Advocacy Network, and Barry Bessler, chief of staff of the Fairmount Park Commission. Brett Mandel of Philadelphia Forward willmoderate.“Skaters in LOVE” examines the ongoing political and social controversies of skateboarding in LOVE Park, which was conceived by late city planner Ed Bacon in the1960s, and became a world-renowned destination for skateboarders before it was closedto the sport in 2002. Mr. Bacon, who was interviewed for the film, publicly advocated for the reopening of the park to skateboarders until his death in 2005. Also appearing in thedocumentary are former city managing director, Phil Goldsmith; an official from theFairmount Park Commission, which maintains the park; local skaters; and visitors to theCenter City landmark.The young filmmakers said they chose to make a documentary about this subject because the struggle between skateboarders and Philadelphia’s government over the rightto ride at LOVE continues four years after the sport was banned from the public space.--more--

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