1. The voices in the music above were recorded during the clean-up/protest/gathering at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Ave in Baltimore on April 28, 2015 - the day after the looting that was ignited after the death of Freddie Gray.

    Some of the people interviewed had been standing in two rows of lines between the police line and protesters in order to protect each group from inciting the other. Others were cleaning up after the looting or handing out water bottles to the cleaners. Meanwhile others interviewed were part of the crowd that is shown in the video marching to nonviolently push back an armored police vehicle that had entered the intersection where the peaceful gathering was happening.

    Earlier in the day people were playing music and dancing capoeira in an attempt to bring the community back together after the night of violence.

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  2. + A student drops out of high school in Baltimore City.
    + The activists of the Democracia Real Ya movement in Spain demand change to the economic system that created a national crisis.
    + Manoubia Bouazizi tells the story of how her son, Mohamed Bouazizi, sparked the Arab Spring by setting himself on fire in Tunisia after his vender cart was confiscated by local officials.

    CREDITS:
    Voice Actors (by order of entrance)
    Student's Story: Max Ferency;
    Democracia Real Ya:: Hania Luna;
    Manoubia Bouazizi: Cori Dioquino;
    President Ben Ali: Braddock Hargett;

    Student's Story Text
    Fictional story by Max Ferency loosely based on a real student in Baltimore City.

    Democracia Real Ya Source Texts
    Who We Are: http://www.democraciarealya.es/quienes-somos/
    Manifesto (en Español): http://www.democraciarealya.es/manifiesto-comun/
    Manifesto (in English): http://www.democraciarealya.es/manifiesto-comun/manifesto-english/

    Bouazizi Source Texts
    Time Magazine Interview: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2101745_2102138_2102239,00.html
    Tunisia Live Interview: https://youtu.be/fRwGrEKcer8

    Ben Ali Source Text
    Ben Ali's Last Speech as President: http://www.al-bab.com/arab/docs/tunisia/ben_ali_speech_10012011.htm

    Music
    Music written and performed by Max Ferency.

    Background Image
    Puerta Del Sol, Madrid, Spain in August 2011, Credit: Max Ferency

    Gear
    MXL 890, MXL V88, Moog MF Drive, Sano Zon-Rio Accordion, Roland RD-300sx, Focusrite Scarlet 2i4, Logic X Pro, Macbook Pro

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