Warning: you may cry. Second warning–or piece of advice: please watch this video twice. Because the second time you witness the look on the young man’s face, and the look on the little girl’s face, it’s even more powerful. You may experience a palpable sense of recognition–despair swiftly replaced by joy. The video–celebrating the great generosity of people despite our differences–is just a little more than two minutes long.
There’s a revelation in race awareness happening in America. That’s not to say it’s a post-racial society–as many naively claimed after the election of Barack Obama–just the opposite. But campaigns to help people understand their inherent prejudices are on the rise. And broad Internet distribution of these campaigns is having an effect, especially in the wake of cases like Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner in NYC. This short film “Tzafar” was directed by Greek filmmaker Nancy Spetsioti–it’s a masterpiece of concision and communication.