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I Didn't Know That (A Short People's History of the United States)

From: Stephanie Coleman
Length: 03:06

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A young rendering of an old story. All contributors between the ages of five and eight.

Sashasteph_small Produced for the 2010 Third Coast Festival ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds. To read about the specific criteria for the contest, visit: http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/competitions/shortdocs/2010

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Produced for the 2010 Third Coast Festival ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds. To read about the specific criteria for the contest, visit: http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/competitions/shortdocs/2010

Transcript

STEPHANIE COLEMAN: It may seem like an unlikely setting, but the Carroll Park playground in Brooklyn, NY is a hotbed for intellectual discourse. Amidst strollers and monkey bars, a group of young New York academics gather to recollect the history of our country.

STELLA: Well, it started when there was dinosaurs around. Then came cavemen, then came the ice age, and then came us.

GUS: Well, there were Indians before.

STELLA: Yea, there was Indians.

GUS: They discovered America. Well, Columbus did, but they discovered America first.

LUCY: Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two. It was a courageous thing to do, but someone was already here.

GUS: And then other people found it, and then it became America.

CAMPBELL: The English got colonies and those colonies didn’t want to be England. And they did this whole war – The Revolutionary War – and then they became...
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