Sunday, July 30, 2006

MTC Film

“Why do they call it a war? Wars end.” Quote from The Wire.

“The Wire,” a TV cop show on HBO, is, in my humble opinion, the best TV drama of all time. The quote above refers to the War on Drugs. The Mississippi Teacher Corps deals more with the War on Poverty, but I think it is just as applicable.

Amy Frazier, a filmmaker from Memphis, just finished a 10-minute short documentary for MTC about poverty in the Delta, specifically in Hollandale, which is where I lived and taught. Perhaps the most impressive feat of the film is that Amy made me sound halfway intelligent.

Amy is now moving on to make a much bigger, longer film about MTC in general. She will follow five first-years over the course of their two-year experience in the Teacher Corps.

Amy estimates that this project will cost about $20,000. If you would like to support this project please do so here. Under "Special Instructions" please indicate that the gift is for the "Mississippi Teacher Corps." All donations are tax-deductible.

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