Time for a “Feel Good” video. Here’s a sweet animated short about a school kid coping with a crush on a classmate. It’s by two recent graduates of Ringling College of Art and Design, Beth David and Esteban Bravo, who created it in satisfaction of their senior thesis. The story sensitively unfolds, wordlessly and with a rich musical score by Arturo Cardelús.
(FWIW, I suspect that folks who have an issue with the young couple being same sex, are likely the same ones for whom a Supreme Court of twelve black lesbians would cause palpitations, while one of twelve white guys wouldn’t seem stacked at all.)
We at San Diego Free Press love watching all kinds of video. Those short visual stories entertain, inform, and agitate in a way completely different from the written word.
Since our platform is about expressing ideas and ideals instead of cash flow, clicks, or fundraising, we have the freedom to include a wide range of topics and formats that might not work elsewhere. We don’t need or want paid content, promotional materials, or story lines designed to please donors.
So the idea here is to present videos one or more of the editors feel speaks to them. Sometimes it will be news. Sometimes it will be history. And a lot of the time it will be culture. You can not and should not separate these things: it is diversity and intersectionality that makes our movement strong.
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