Thursday, June 11, 2015

“On The Line” coming soon……

The flow of the game up's downs, side projects, life, love making a difference SO......

In the wake of our Uncle Rollie interview chipping away at our own labor of love Move the Tape extremely comfortable calling Coach Mass Uncle Rollie FYI, comes On The Line, where sacrifice begins, the Movie. It’s essentially the story of Lexington METCO a god send, note 2, YG Foundation: Fellow directors should consider any loose change we have in the coffer to help closing costs on this film.

And like all independently financed first time filmmakers, the making of the movie is a short film in itself. In my mind and this has never wavered since I was in the sixth grade, it’s the most important issue in our country’s flourishing or floundering future. This is America, we’re sons of liberty and this is shit we’re supposed to be doing,. Above all else it’s a powerful story. The men behind it, involved and interviewed, so excited to meet some of these guys. Magic and I as 5th graders could name every Lexington Captain since 78. So I knew Mike Mascol Cecil Cox, Tyrone Lockhart, Gene Mewbourn of our world and we could go on and on..... I knew the names, and to meet, be apart and hear their stories is something I’m looking forward to greatly.

Mr. Michael Mascol (Captain LHS basketball 1983, METCO, BC, point man behind the film) told me he thought we did it better, the early 80’s was not as harmonious as the perception he held of our time. And while I believe this most assuredly to be true, the fact is, when I tickled it, the thought, it became apparent we’ve stalled, there's in argument to be had in some cases, we've moved backwards. And that can’t happen. And people are struggling. And here comes a story an honest discusiioon and discovery on race. A true story. A good story. A needed inclusion.

And you look around, it's scary, seems like 1968 out here at times, riots, the fear, anger, same old issues, my sister told me the other day, I didn’t realize how important METCO was until I went to college.

And it’s true, and then the work force, client’s, it becomes more and more as you grow into an adult, hopefully climb a ladder and see for yourself what it is.

My statement on METCO since high school had been, it does more for Lexington kids. If I had been stuck around all white people for my entire childhood I would not be here right now. And zero of the amazing shit would’ve NEVER happened. FACT

Plus it shocked me, just having a host family, my parents, great people, but it was hard, at first for them to have brothers for the city sleep over, at first, he's a son now and forever, just that first get So METCO the movie filming a week from Friday, Roxbury, Mattapan, Dorchester and Cary Libray that Sat there’s a panel discussion in Lexington. All invited come join, tell your story, METCO the movie rub shoulders with legends and put it down for METCO the movie.

On The Line, special thanks to Mr. Michael Mascol, Sean Padian, the entire On The Line team that’s making this a reality. You guys in Karma will get back everything and offer of what you put in ☺ Throw in a DJ Premier ill scratch hook, LHS METCO, like Biggie Smalls, is the illest.

CALLING: come out! YES WE CAN Carl, Once again, thank you for expressing interest in joining the discussion panel for the upcoming documentary, On The Line. We are looking at a tentative film date of June 20th, 9am-4pm, with filming to be conducted at Lexington High School. Please let me know if that date is clear on your calendar and we will plan accordingly. In addition to yourself, I’d like to determine if the Metco family you are connected with are free that weekend as well. Here is the general filming breakdown we hope to follow: Friday, June 19th 9am to 2pm Film former & current Metco students boarding an empty bus at designated bus stops along Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury bus routes, including interactive dialogue while on the bus and exiting the bus at Lexington High School. This group of 6-10 former & current students would then get back on the bus for return transportation back to Boston. Saturday, June 20st, 9am – 4pm From 9am-12pm, Film discussion panel of former Lexington Students, host family parents and teachers as they reflect on their METCO experience from a suburban perspective. LUNCH From 1pm-4pm, Film a Merged discussion panel of Lexington Residents and Metco students combined to collaborate on their experience back then and today. We are very excited to have you join the group and hope to make this a great opportunity of reflection for all involved. Let me know if you have any questions. Respectfully, Sean Padian LEV Media Group, LLC 781-472-0537 __________________________________________ The documentary film production, On The Line, Where Sacrifice Begins hopes to capture a time and place when many made sacrifices for our advancement. OTL examines the METCO integration experience through the lens of native Boston minority students who attended public school in the affluent suburb of Lexington, MA, along with counter-responses from suburban students directly impacted by the program. - Capturing viewpoints of historians, founders, polarizing activists, teachers, parents and champions of the movement. A collective group boldly committed to a cause greater than themselves. The civil rights movement is often taught as a Southern phenomenon. Yet, the struggle for racial justice occurred all over the country, especially in Northern cities. This documentary reflects back on the civil rights movement in the North: the conflict over how to resolve racial segregation in Boston's public schools in the 1960s and 1970s. the context and decisions that resulted in court-ordered busing, rather than on the violence and tension that followed busing. Investigating the years prior to court-ordered busing helps us better understand current debates about segregation in public schools. Nearly 50 years later, the same conditions that led to racially imbalanced schools in the 1960s and 1970s, namely residential segregation, exist in most American cities and suburbs. Furthermore, many of the strategies suggested by educators, parents, and activists in the 1960s are being proposed today. The participants in this documentary reflect on their early educational journey by sharing firsthand opinions about their individual and collective experiences. As the United States becomes an increasingly racially diverse nation, it is particularly relevant for students to think about how people from different backgrounds build relationships based on mutual respect and shared understandings, and the role of schools in this endeavor. In our increasingly multiracial, multiethnic and metalinguistic nation, it is more crucial than ever that we continue to develop and promote working models of educational institutions that approximate the larger society students will someday join. . . . More than ever, social science research offers powerful evidence of the strong benefits of diversity for students, communities, and a democratic society. Similarly, research has also long demonstrated the detrimental effects of segregation and its ever-present attendant, concentrated poverty, in our public schools on educational opportunity, race relations, and the psychological development of young people. Carl E. Easton Commonwealth Foreign Exchange, Inc. 1747 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Suite 850 Washington DC 20006 Sales Trader Direct: 202.955.7174 Fax: 202.280.1441 www.comfex.com

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