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Little Things Are Big

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Jesus Colon, Little Things Are Big

4 minutes
Source: Facing History and Ourselves

Produced for Facing History and Ourselves’ traveling exhibition Choosing to Participate and based on the story by Jesus Colon, this segment explores a man’s dilemma as to whether to help a woman on a late-night New York train.

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