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Directed by
Adam Davidson 
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Produced by
Garth Stein .... co-producer
Original Music by
Thomas Cabaniss 
Cinematography by
Anghel Decca 
Art Direction by
Claudia Mohr 
Sound Department
Stuart Emanuel .... sound editor
Mark Paperno .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jess V. Carpenter .... first assistant camera (as Jess Carpenter)
James Frommel .... gaffer
Greg Mottola .... grip
Ben Wolf .... key grip
Other crew
Giuseppina DiRaimondo .... script supervisor

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USA:12 min
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Review, 17 July 2013
Author: Madame Gina from Japan

A woman who seems to be wealthy has a lunch with a man who seems to be homeless. I think that this short film describes racial issues and the social with a large gap between rich and poor. Black people in this film seem to be homeless and do something sneaky to get money. On the contrary, the woman is white, wears luxury items and has some shopping bags. Furthermore, the woman is suspicious of black men all the time. This film is a comedy, but describes the fact well. It is interesting for me that the woman's mind does not change even though her good experience, for I feel that this woman's mind is the very mind that white people thought once. This is mainly a heart-warming comedy and it may be suitable to learn about the history of racial problems in America. Therefore, I recommend everyone to watch the film.

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