publication . Article . 2014

The Weather in Richmond

Harless, William Edwin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The Weather in Richmond is a short documentary about the Oilers, the football team at Richmond High School in downtown Richmond, California, as they struggle in 2012 with the legacy of winning no games, with the exception of a forfeit, in two years. The video documents the city of Richmond’s poverty and violence, but it also is an account of the city’s cultural diversity, of the city’s industrial history and of the hopes of some of the people who grow up there. The video documents the social struggles of the players: many of them come from single­family households, many of their parents have used drugs and spent time in jail; and many of these players ...
Subjects
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Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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