The third in a series of "I Am..." featuring historical figures representing words, ideas, or phrases. This one is of controversial anti-war activist Jerry Rubin.
Rubin was one of the "Chicago Seven" (or "Chicago Eight" if you include Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers, who stood trial separately as his own lawyer.) While I don't agree with everything Rubin stood for, the self-proclaimed "irrational" activist stood peace and freedom.
I drew upon those values for this video.
wirrow's "and a new earth" was also an inspiration for this particular entry, for I think it touches on some of the points of wirrow's spectacular piece, but in a much more condensed fashion. wirrow's "revolution" drawing also sparked some of the inspiration for this video as well.
I'm definitely going to continue with this series and see where it goes... Hopefully others will join in and browse archive.org for some archival public domain footage to continue on with this alternative series.
The following puclic domain footage was used for this one:
"Growing Up In America" -