Problem Solving

December 6th, 2006 by Editor B

Here’s a short video I shot and edited featuring three sixth graders at the school where Xy teaches.



Problem Solving on Vimeo

The girls are Kamaria, Tekiesaine & Destiny. They’re singing lyrics of their own, inspired by Xy’s “life skills” lesson, to the tune of “Show Stopper” by Danity Kane.

We’re also sending this video to Children for Children. They sent Xy’s class a bunch of messages in bottles from kids in New York. The New Orleans kids wanted to send something back, so we made this video.

Footnote: This is just an excerpt from a six-minute piece which I’m framing as a “Fifteen Months Post-Katrina” update. For the hardcore, I’ve uploaded this longer video. It’s 24 MB and requires the absolute latest version of QuickTime, so download it if you dare. And, what the hell, here’s an audio-only (1 MB mp3) version.

5 Responses to “Problem Solving”

  1. Geoff Says:

    Great work. Thanks for a beautiful snapshot of hope and progress. Just what my day needed!

  2. Terri Says:

    If you do future video projects with the kids behind the camera, you might be interested in creating something for Listen Up.. Its a great activist site where kid produced videos are published. I am sure XY’s students would have something to say.

    http://www.listenup.org/screeningroom/

    My students were especially moved by this video.
    http://www.listenup.org/screeningroom/index.php?view=e30593dc3c29574cf3e42375055b8bee

  3. pj Says:

    I smell meat loaf!

  4. Michael Says:

    very good video. the sound was remarkably good.

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