There’s something wintry in the high clear vocals by Peter Auty for Howard Blake’s “Walking In the Air” from the 1982 animation The Snowman. I’ve cued up the four minute portion for this song, but for those who are curious, after the excerpted clip plays, the entire animation can be viewed by clicking on the “replay” button in the lower-left corner of the YouTube frame.
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.
Feel free to suggest videos at firstname.lastname@example.org