Ralph S. Hirshorn is sitting in his personal movie theater and laughing about Purple Rain. The septuagenarian resident of one of Philadelphia’s wealthiest neighborhoods is a founder of the Chestnut Hill Film Group, a decades-old institution that screens an eclectic variety of films at the stately Woodmere Art Museum near the city line.
Every ZIP Philadelphia is a community storytelling project with the goal of taking WHYY to all 48 ZIP codes in Philadelphia.
Through radio stories, photo essays, public events, and more, Every ZIP Philadelphia will work with community residents to create a documentary portrait of Philadelphia across space, medium, and time. The goal is to give Philadelphia residents a chance to see and hear each other in new ways; to get residents to rep ZIP code pride, meet new neighbors, and learn about issues they didn't even know existed - in other parts of the city and in their own backyards.