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Slip of the Tongue

Slip of the Tongue
04:09 | 2006

Categories: Documentary, Arts and Culture, Romance, Shorts

"What's your ethnic make up?" A young man makes a pass at a beautiful stranger and gets an eye-opening schooling on race and gender.

More About Slip Of The Tongue from Director Karen Lum

I shot and edited Slip of the Tongue last summer (2005) in various locations in downtown Oakland, CA, and in my own house. I used Final Cut Pro and other editing equipment at the youth media organization where I belong, Youth Sounds Factory.

Slip of the Tongue originated when I was asked to participate in a filmmakers conference in Connecticut in 2005. In order to go, I had to produce a one minute PSA that incorporated the theme of how youth are making a difference. Being a lover of spoken word, I wrote out a vague treatment about how many youth utilize poetry to change the world through self-expression. The organizers of the conference immediately rejected my treatment and told me that I needed to have a solid story line. Then one day, the idea suddenly came to: I would take a poetry recording and apply images to it. The slam poem "Slip of the Tongue" by my friend Adriel Luis stood out to me since it actually told a story and was structured just like a film with an introduction, conflict, climax and resolution. And so after 2 weeks, I finished my 1 minute PSA, and eventually, it turned into a complete 4 minute short.

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Michael
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Karen Solliday
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Powerful.
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Sharon B
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O M G this made me so happy. Wish I could add more ++++s.
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July 29, 2013
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great message
Stuart Mays
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Rachel aka Gem
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Kevin Mclaughlin
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November 14, 2012
Wonderful poem and a very fitting video!
Tammie Richardson
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March 29, 2012
Breathtaking in its simple truth!
Afghan Soldeir
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December 24, 2011
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Mike Leitner
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December 14, 2011
some people need to STFU.
Debra Thompson
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November 5, 2011
I live out in the sticks where people think George Bush was a great American President and rich people not paying taxes will save the economy so to see young people who GET IT just gives me the warm fuzzies. Right On Girl Friend.
Stevon Nutt
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October 1, 2011
we are all African and very closely related. In fact no two people are more than 50th cousins from one another. Most are closer. Check out: Human Ancestry Made Easy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDknzZ9b6rg. We are so closely related that if a meteor hit the earth tomorrow and killed everyone on the planet but a small tribe living in the jungle in New Guinea, that small closely related group would still preserve over 80% of all human genetic variability.