Well, in Maya’s Harlem home, the film is in good hands. It’s star Dr. Bob Zellner, with the gentle and humorous verve that epitomizes the talks he gives around the Nation’s campuses year-round, finishes:
“ I used to say I’d try anything three times… Well as you go sampling life and see as much good and as much wrong as I have seen, there is a point where, as Rosa Parks once told me “Young man, you have to make a choice, you have to decide what side you are on.” And in the end it’s not about who wins and who loses, who’s strong or who’s weak, it’s about standing up for what you know is right. And if you really look, you’re bound to see it: true courage isn’t measured by your fists, your tanks, or your ability to overpower your enemy, it lies in compassion, forgiveness, benevolence… and the joy it sprouts within.”
The message certainly hit home with last night’s high-powered audience. And believe you me, this is just the beginning.