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A man runs with a crumpled piece of paper with a red question mark in his hand. A person slaps the question mark flyer on the courthouse.

In a black van, painted with the red question mark, will.i.am speaks into the microphone. He stands by the We Are Not A Minority mural in east Los Angeles, California.

People ride bicycles, a flag with a question mark, hanging in the back. Fergie runs back to the van, carrying a briefcase.

Fergie, will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap walk in a neighborhood. Children stand by the mural. Fergie puts a question mark flyer on the windshield of a car. A question mark sticker is on a sign on the freeway.

A second young man scurries into the convenience store to hang another flyer as another twentysomething man pays for his beverage at the counter.

Taboo speaks into the microphone while the van drives around.

A group of children play a video game in the living room. A seventysomething woman sits on the couch, wearing a dress and hat as she watches a tabloid show on television. A sixtysomething man holds a book with the question mark, preaching to the people who pass by him. The children follow the van.

apl.de.ap runs from a police car. People watch the the police chase him on the television screens in a display window. He sits on the steps and talks with the police officer. People look up into the sky.

Rating: 3/5

Fergie holds up a sign during a protest for the war. She says people have to look out for one another. The college students shout out in agreement. She says they must stand up for themselves. The college students wave their signs. Fergie leaves the podium and says she’s able to speak to the reporter. The student reporter asks her about her work. She explains her causes and says she wants the world to be a better place. The student reporter asks her about her time with the Question Mark cult. Fergie says she prefers not to comment on the issue. The student reporter challenges her, stating she was a part of the movement. Fergie walks away and says she’s no longer talking to him.

The Question Mark cult, which is what it’s known as, started as a grassroots project, aimed at providing awareness within the neighborhood. She, as well as will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap, worked for local political campaigns. The numbers of the group grew rather quickly. Fergie had been excited to be involved in it and accepted a leadership position. She started questioning the riding around the vans. She told the CEO it was against the peacefulness of the group. The CEO reassigned her to a lower position. While at a meeting, she had received her living assignment. She said she had no plans to move. The president of the group said she had no choice. She moved in but stayed for a few months. She tried to get will.i.am and Taboo out. However, they had become true believers. apl.de.ap was currently in jail. Fergie had snuck out of the house in the middle of night and ran into a cab. She never looked back.

Director: N/A Year: 2003

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc

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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 and has been published in the White Wall Review.

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