An award-winning documentary portrait of a rural county in the state of Georgia. Eighteen teenage boys attend a Male Awareness class sponsored by the school system where the dynamic instructor urges them to consider the honest lessons of Black American life. Shot in a cinema verité style, the camera follows the students on the bus, in the classroom, on the basketball court, and in the home of a student. This is life for what it is and not for what it symbolizes. Filmmaker Marcy McCall met the persons featured in the film during the 15-year period she lived in Georgia, where she worked for five years as a statewide education

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