I finally went to see Fruitvale Station about a week ago! What a great film! I was so inspired by the acting and the story.
Its tough sometimes to watch movies like that and not get upset. It was clear from the film that Oscar Grant was no angel, but I’m sure that most people would agree that he did not deserve to die. He just struck me as a guy being a guy, the way that guys are at that age. Its sad to think that this kind of thing happens a lot. This shooting happened several years ago, and unfortunately they are still happening. All the time. Trayvon is only the one we heard about-there are TONS of others all the time that never get covered by the major news networks.
I feel inspired by artists like this- artists who create projects that are socially conscious and have something to say about the world we live in.