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It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept,
and celebrate those differences.
— Audre Lorde
I’ve been a big fan of Anna Deavere Smith for a long time, so I had very high expectations for Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education. She exceeded them by an order of magnitude.
Part-documentary, part one-woman show, it tackles American education’s shortcomings, racial discrimination, violence in the U.S., and police misconduct. If you have HBO or Amazon Video, track it down and watch. It’s tough, moving, funny, and heart-breaking, presenting multiple points of view on the problems.
Anna Deavere Smith talks about putting together Notes from the Field: