- Social Issues, Minorities, and Contemporary Issues
In 1968, while USA was rife with racial rioting, and civil disorder, 150 disadvantaged high school kids assembled on the Yale Divinity School campus. It was a microcosm of America, Black, White, Latino, Native American and Asian, gathering to create a very different kind of school, a living laboratory in the problems and promise of the American democracy. Walk Right In chronicles their experiences before, during, and after that eventful summer. Students came for the first time to enjoy learning. They gained a new sense of possibilities. The summer program generated an authentic conversation on race. Students of different backgrounds came to respect and learn from one another. The Great Books were made relevant to the times and lives of its students, bringing sensitive issues of race, tolerance, and personal identity to the fore. They searched together for that which eluded the nation, a working definition of â€œcommunityâ€, the shared values that ground people and bind them together.
- Running time
- 86 minutes
- Marth Christensen ... Associate Producer
- Larry Paros ... Producer/Director
- Amy Enser ... Co-Producer, Editor
- Eric Morgret ... Associate Producer
- Prod. Co.
- Once and Future School, non-profit
- United States
- Years of Production
- 2007 - 2010
- New Haven, Seattle, various hometowns
- Connecticut IFF, DocMaimi, Indie Gathering, Grand Rapids, Nashville International Black film Festival, Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival, Utopia film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, NWFF Local sightings
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