I have a deep abiding love for our city. As a native, I have been witness to her ups and to her downs. With each passing year I am reminded about her uniqueness and her beauty. We are fortunate to have Crossroads Charlotte provide us with a forum where we can share the possibilities and discuss what lies beneath surface - maybe we can bridge the gap between what separates us and what connects us.
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Coming from Yonkers, NY where there is a vast amount of gangs derived from ethnic and cultural backgrounds, I see that the biggest opportunity Charlotte has to deviate away from a Fortress Charlotte future, is educating the population on the vast cultures that Charlotte is home to and introducing these cultures, whether it is from local events being publicized more or cultural understanding... read more
In this particular film, I think it's very easy to villainize the single white mother. Even the actress who portrayed her said in a recent interview "I don't think she's aware. A lot of people are prejudiced in that way." When I watch it, however, I see a woman who is under a lot of stress. She is trying to hold on to her job in the face of company cut-backs, as... read more
What a hoot! You missed the boat when you could have really gotten the audience. The part where the Vet was attacked by the skinheads is where you should have had metals for valor etc falling out with the Bible of the meager possessions from the torn and tattered bag. The music was great! Really made me feel bad. Keep up the propaganda! It is a lot of fun to watch. PS: The casting... read more
I really identified with the character Sam. In the last vignette, Sam's story is fully told: "My mom doesn't know I'm gay." The new friend I met, Glenda, urged me to speak about our conversation after the film. I sometimes feel as though Charlotte's civic/government, social and religious leaders and institutions are kind of like Sam's mom; they don't know... read more
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