Video Review: Blessid Union of Souls “I Believe”

In the electric blue light, a hand reaches out.

In black-and-white, a young woman walks towards a door. Eliot sits on a couch, his walls painted with graffiti. He sings at the microphone while Eddie twirls his drum sticks as he sits in the chair.

At a desk, a fortysomething woman looks through a photo album. Eliot sings, lit in the electric blue light. Children’s toys are strewn in a robbed home. A young woman sits by himself in a bathroom. He tears pages out of a book.

A young woman picks up a picture frame from the nightstand and puts it in the drawer. She and Eliot were together then and she prefers not to remember. In the shadows. he reaches out his hand to the young woman. She takes it.

He continues to sing in front of the microphone with the band members scattered in the family room. He shakes his head while the electric blue light shines on him.

Rating: 2/5

The economy is booming. Society is moving forward. However, the problems are hidden. A fortysomething woman misses her family. A son overdosed on drugs. Her husband left her a year while she was unemployed. She wonders where the time went and why she took it for granted.

A family can’t bear to return to their home after it was burglarized. It no longer is the safe haven it once was. Each time they leave, the parents reassure their children that it will be okay. They plan on moving to another city soon.

A young man sits on the bathroom. It’s the fourth home he’s lived in this year alone. His parents kicked him out after he came out to them. They said he was a deviant and that they no longer had a son. He doesn’t know he’ll survive.

Eliot has dealt with racial  discrimination. His girlfriend broke up him with due to pressure from her father. He hopes one day, she will be free from her parents and able to make her own decisions. Maybe, he dreams, they’ll cross paths again.

Director: Michael Saloman Year: 1995

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective, 45 Magazine ,Fevers of the Mind, Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology. and forthcoming in Scrawl Place

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