I am Richmond
on December 2, 2011
Richmond is so much more.
More than any summation. More than what any one person may feel. The truth has more depth than any perception.
Our “I am Richmond” video attempts to illuminate the essence of this great city with intimate imagery and honest commentary.
The diverse faces that comprise a cross-section of this city articulate what Richmond is and, in a profound way, who they are.
But more than the words, it’s the visuals. The faces are a medley of shades and ages and expressions. A kaleidoscope of contemporary life – smiles and frowns and street-corners and parks.
It culminates in the indelible phrase, spoken by the men and women and children who inhabit this time and place: “I am Richmond.”
Indeed they are – you are – along with more than 103,000 others who call Richmond home.
And perhaps we should all draw hope from that. As Henrik Ibsen wrote, “A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
Richmond Confidential is an online news service produced by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism for, and about, the people of Richmond, California. Our goal is to produce professional and engaging journalism that is useful for the citizens of the city.