The United States is the greatest country in the world yet there is the prevalent problem of racism that diminishes our greatness. Prejudice because of the color of a persons skin and the divisiveness that accompany it have always been fascinating to me. In conceiving my film, I wanted to show that either people of all ethnicities are more alike than we'd like to admit or that racial prejudice is justified.
I met Sofia Helena, who is from Brazil, and told her about my project.
She was eager to participate as she was in America less than two years
and saw the racism in the U.S. from a fresh perspective. The film was
enlightening to her.
I decided that to find out about racial issues, it would be from
everyday people of all races. Being that it is such a controversial
subject, there were a lot of people that didn't want to participate.
Thankfully, there were many that did decide to speak on the subject and
their participation was appreciated.
The subject matter alone will deem this film controversial to some. If
things are to change, we have to honestly address these issues without
political correctness stifling the conversation.