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Long Way Home

Posted in Personal/Meta, War & Culture by rearleft on February 11, 2009

I’m in my last few days of a month’s paternity leave, and starting to try to reactivate those parts of my brain that need to be working on Monday. Finishing the book of curriculum is top priority. Also must make sure that all of the videos whose production I’ve facilitated over these past few years are ready for distribution on DVD and web, and are properly archived.

Below is an excerpt of the Urban Voices crew’s Long Way Home, a short film which contains this animation and street interviews with antiwar demonstrators at protests on Tax Day and on the day the 4000th US soldier died in Iraq. UV last year was made up of a core of about 8 youth, 15-19, from all over NYC who came together twice a week to analyze and create (mostly) video media. Special shouts to Justin Simon, who did the bulk of the art and the voices in this scene, and Fernando Martinez, who wrote and recorded the soundtrack for the whole film (and then some) in a couple of hours.

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