8 mins video color 1996
ADDRESSERS Val Anderson, Larry Clark, Brandy Donaville, Michael Fontinot, Shyrheeta Parquet, Maria Prescott
CO-PRODUCER/CO-DIRECTOR Anita Chang
CO-DIRECTOR/CAMERA/EDITOR McCrae Parker
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Samuel Miller
CO-PRODUCER Gregory Park
Through this video (now on YouTube), six inner city high school students from East Oakland, California address the U.S. president about their educational needs and desires. Sent to elected officials.
There are words like freedom
Sweet and wonderful to say,
On my heartstrings freedom sings
All day every day.
There are words like liberty
That almost makes me cry,
If you had known what I know
You would know why.
– Langston Hughes, 1947
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