It's almost too devastating to be true: "In Rarefied Air", is a profoundly shocking documentary by PSU student Conci Althouse about a white woman, named Karen Haberman Trusty, working as a civil rights activist in the South during the 60's. She tells stories about her experience with racism and her involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) which essentially changed her life.
For a long time I've been searching for a cause to fight for and I have struggled, but watching this film and talking with Karen has made me really want to find a cause to fight for, to find something I am passionate about. Karen delivers her experience in such a real manner; she shows that we as students and as citizens are the only ones who can change the world we live in.
This film is touching and altogether is an inspiration for all. It's an eye-opening look at the human race and is enlivened with clips of riots,violence, and the movement. You may not be a history buff- I know I'm not -but you'll be captivated and entertained in this engaging portrait of overcoming some of the brutal racism of the 1960s and how vicious humanity was, and in some ways still is.
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