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Walk Right In

Students and staff remembering 1968 Yale Summer High School and the impact it had on their lives.
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Walk Right In Trailer

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Minorities, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

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 “community”, the shared values that ground people and bind them together.

Stage
finished
Running time
86 minutes

Credits

  • Marth Christensen ... Associate Producer
  • Larry Paros ... Producer/Director
  • Amy Enser ... Co-Producer, Editor
  • Eric Morgret ... Associate Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Once and Future School, non-profit
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007 - 2010
Locations
New Haven, Seattle, various hometowns

Distribution Details

Festivals
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
Language
English

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