"I bought my plane ticket to DC earlier in the election season when it became clear to me that Obama was going to be our next president. I had been to Clinton’s inauguration while working in an urban service corps in DC, and I went to Bush’s inauguration to cover the massive protests that greeted him. I did the same work I always do—talking to people about who they are, what they think, and where they see us as a nation at this particular point in time.
YES! was a natural partner for me on this project. As a longtime subscriber I knew the kind of video that I shoot is directly connected to the positive, solutions oriented stories that YES! readers are seeking. I wanted to hear from people what they thought was now possible, what Obama’s mantra of ’change’ meant to them, and how they are working to be that change they wish to see in the world.
So I set out walking the streets, collecting interviews, talking to strangers, and attending events. The positive vibration that dominated our nation’s capitol that week was unlike anything I’d ever felt before. If this tangible new spirit of unity and common cause in America is an indicator of the direction we head, then certainly the future is a bright one."
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