Great American Youth (2006)
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I am horrified by the glorification of a group of "human beings" that really need to worry about themselves and get a life.
If they spent as much time working on their own lives and the betterment of their families, I'm sure they would be living differently. To focus all of this negative energy on other races and religion is only to hide behind your own shortcomings.
Overall, it is shocking that people such as these exist in modern day society. Maybe they need to be clubbed in the head with a baseball bat. May knock some sense into them.
I'm far from a film critic in the making. Just a guy that knows what he likes and why. This movie tells my story and the stories of men I still call my family. To be honest I do want to hear what others think of this short film. To those with completely different backgrounds then the men in this film I'd like to hear you comments about us and the life we once lived. Don't be shy, let it rip.
There is no acting. All of the dialog is spoken by those who lived through those times, the places we see are all real, the young lives ended tragically close to our hearts.
When we speak or think of White youth today, it is invariably in terms of privilege. We think of suburbs, private schools, and so forth. This is far from the reality, and seeing and hearing the men in this film should remind us, brutally, of the often violent struggle of White youths to maintain a sense of identity and belonging in their neighborhoods and their schools. There is nothing racist in this-quite the contrary. This is survival, plain and simple
In short-you need to see this film.