Sisters Action Media is a ten-week video production and media literacy training that empowers young women between the ages of 14-18 to critique, produce and distribute media. Participants will develop their media technology and critical thinking skills, and increase their self-confidence in the process. Each participant will complete an individual short film and a short documentary related to community or social justice. Following the project, participants will host a community screening and peer workshop at PhillyCam Studio.

Sisters Action Media is a pilot initiative of FAAN Mail, a media literacy/activism project based in Philadelphia. The program was made possible through an Art & Change Grant from The Leeway Foundation and additional funding from The People’s Emergency Center. We are grateful to have PhillyCAM as our Leeway change partner and host.

Program Directors

Nuala Cabral
 is an educator, activist and award winning filmmaker. She is Manager of Communications and Media at the University Community Collaborative at Temple University, where she recently obtained her Masters in Media Studies and Production. Nuala teaches Video Production and Media Literacy to adults, college and high school students throughout Philadelphia. She is co-founder of FAAN Mail (Fostering Activism & Alternatives Now).

Leana Cabral is Director of Education at the Lenfest Center.  She received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College where she majored in Women’s Studies. Leana is particularly interested in how ideas and notions are constructed, learned and exported – particularly through the media – and how we can continue to think critically, and offer what we believe are more holistic representations of our communities and ourselves.

About Philadelphia Community Access Media  (PhillyCAM)

The mission of PhillyCAM is to provide Philadelphia residents and organizations with the opportunity to communicate with each other through the creation and distribution of non-commercial media. PhillyCAM provides residents and community organizations access to media-making tools, training and opportunities for interaction between diverse communities.