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‘Present’ reflects diverse facets of the US’s complex socio-political make-up from various voices. A City Lights bookkeeper shares the Beat’s ‘obscene poetry’, whilst we hear of the Native American Indian Sioux uprising against the genocide programme. To current preoccupations, a student lays hope in his vote for Obama whilst a ranger speaks of America’s ongoing love affair with the gun and a Mexican teen tells of her fears of LA gang culture.

For wider context the video was initially created, see gallery guide