West Side Story, Migration, and the Crisis

I just got back from watching a Greek production of West Side Story. Though I am familiar with the movie, the songs and of course the music and the plot, attending this performance in the middle of the wave of mass population movement  made me give the performance my undivided attention. Racism, violence, belonging and not belonging, migration economic and social, opportunity, poverty, ignorance, the view of the other, a hope for a better tomorrow: all these themes gave me pause.

So this is but a very short entry into our ongoing summer blog but please do read these lines and perhaps watch the movie over the summer because it remains as relevant as ever.

http://www.westsidestory.com/site/level2/lyrics/america.html

This is a great scene and very telling:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6wo2wpT2k

-Sophia

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