Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Film: Down in the Delta

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Four stars for cast and production team. Please notice, in the closing credits, that several of the actors in this piece also produced it. That means they believed in the project enough to raise funds for it. This is a labor of love. Now, I happen to live in a rural community, and I've lived in the inner city (including South Central Los Angeles.) It is easier to buy crack, meth and heroin in a small, rural town; you're less likely to get shot. I'm reminding myself this was filmed during the times of Starter jackets, Walkmans and WebTV. The gang banging of the day seems so naive, compared to now, when it has invaded sleepy hamlets, cowboy ranges and Indian reservations across the continent. But the message is not out dated: Remember what people did, how they struggled and what they gave up, so you could live and pass on your heritage. Be in awe, and humbled, by that. Show this film to your kids. Rogi Riverstone

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