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Davy and Me Ep2 - The Alamo

This second episode of "Davy and Me" is about this emotion that we Americans feel in our stomachs every time we watch rebel good guys face off against another Evil Empire. While the monuments dedicated to this ideology can be found in the movies and collective imagination, when I was a kid I had the opportunity to see first hand that place where Davy Crockett fought in the Texas Revolution. In other words, the journey in developing my identity as an American began with a movie and culminated in my pilgrimage to the actual site where the battle took place.

The Alamo symbolizes the process through which people and cultures of various backgrounds are Americanized. I hope this episode will recall fond memories, but also reexamine how individuals for better or for worse are enculturated and indoctrinated. Neither of these words are bad in and of themselves--but indeed worth examining.

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Written and directed by Brian A. Crandall
Music by Kevin Macleod (

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