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The Power of Expression | Girls on the Wall Film Module

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This module takes a look at a drama therapy program at a juvenile detention center for girls in Illinois. Viewers watch as the girls struggle to make sense of their own stories and how they can be used collectively to tell a transformative narrative.

OnStage In America: HONKY Full Episode

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Skymax Shoes, an urban company catering to African American kids, decides to use its street cred to sell its products to rich white kids. After a young African American is killed for his pair of trendy Skymax basketball shoes, sales of the shoe triple among well-off white teens. In the wake of the murder, the new white CEO sees only dollar signs and plans to use racial attitudes to sell even more shoes. The black shoe designer blames the company's ghetto-themed ad campaign and vows revenge on its creator. The white copywriter who designed the ad is so tormented by guilt that he seeks help from a therapist who, to his dismay, turns out to be black. Drug firms rush to make a pill for racism, careers are ruined, wedding plans are up-ended, and hypocrisy is unmasked in this satirical view of race relations in contemporary America.

OnStage In America: HONKY | Your People, My People

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Skymax Shoes is a shoe company catering to African American kids. The new CEO, a white man, tells his chief designer, a black man, about how he plans to use racial attitudes to sell shoes. His attitudes are so callous and insulting that he infuriates his designer and drives him to quit.

OnStage In America: HONKY | Therapy

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The white copywriter, tormented by guilt over the consequences that could have come from his ad, goes to a therapist who turns out to be black. Extremely uncomfortable in her presence, he struggles to justify himself but only makes matters worse.

OnStage In America: HONKY | What Black People Talk About

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The black shoe designer visits his sister, the therapist, and vents his anger about the new CEO of his company and the company's mercenary attitudes toward race. In the process, his own authenticity as African American is brought into question.

OnStage In America: HONKY | White Guilt

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The young white copywriter and his white girlfriend discuss their wedding plans and get drawn into a discussion of their privileged status in America and America's attitudes toward others in the world. The copywriter is riddled by guilt, but his girlfriend refuses to feel guilty or share his tortured feelings.

OnStage In America: HONKY | Looking for Something

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The black shoe designer is confronted on the subway by two teenagers from the ghetto who offer him drugs. The kids, projections of his own prejudices, force him to search his conscience and resolve his own conflicted attitudes toward race. In the end, he returns to his white girlfriend.