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T Rex

January 31, 2014 by jarrattt@uoregon.edu   

T-REX (teaser) from California is a place. on Vimeo.

Though it was hard to do, I was able to tear myself away from the NYT Op-Docs this week. While talking with Wes about my project for class I was reminded of the film that California is a place was making about a 17 year old boxer from Flint, MI. She went on to win the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

This teaser is very similar in theme and style to what I hope to achieve in my project about Aileen, a West African immigrant who wrestles at Roosevelt High School. While I am not entirely sure my piece will entail capturing everything that is hinted at in the teaser, I do like the idea of conveying a character who has set out to achieve a goal while negotiating all of the other day to day experiences and tasks. As T Rex trains, she carries all of her other responsibilities in her head: School, Church, Friends, Competitions. Still, she carries on.


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