Tuesday, June 19, 2007


In 2004, the administration at Wesleyan University decided to ban "chalking," essentially graffiti written in chalk on the sidewalks. (I am in general opposed to graffiti, because it is a form of vandalism; however, chalking is fundamentally different, because of its transient nature. The balance between free expression and property rights clearly tips in favor of chalking.) A group of students reacted by having a massive chalking party, documented in this short. The chalkers prove to be a diverse and inclusive mix. Well made, worth seeing.

Chalk!, dir. Philippe Gosselin, 2004 USA, 6 min.

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