On Tuesday the National Weather Service posted a video documenting Hurricane Maria damage. Among the scenes of collapsed highways, buildings reduced to rubble and power poles strewn like matchsticks, were views of wind turbines with their blades snapped off and solar farms with shards of demolished panels strewn over the fields. One aspect helping to mitigate the despair engendered by these scenes is Kevin MacLeod’s “Mesmerize” as the soundtrack.
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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