'Da 5 Bloods' | Reopening Hillsboro, Kansas | Forest Bathing
Spike Lee and Kevin Wilmott's latest film shows the struggles of Black men who fought in the Vietnam War, a central Kansas town weathers the pandemic while facing challenges to reopening, and the health benefits of spending time in nature is exemplified by forest bathing.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:25: Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott explore issues of race and culture in their latest film.
The searing portrait of the experiences of Black soldiers in Vietnam addresses a history of discrimination relevant today. "African American soldiers have always fought for rights they didn't have," Willmott explained.
- Kevin Wilmott, director, screenwriter, and professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas
Segment 2, beginning at 26:30: Reopening comes with a different set of challenges for small communities outside the Kansas City area.
Quarantine measures in Hillsboro, Kansas, haven't affect the city budget yet, but, between mixed receptions to reopening and a shortage of workers, the city faces more challenges ahead.
- Larry Paine, city administrator of Hillsboro, Kansas
Segment 3, beginning at 43:30: 'Forest bathing' is from the Japanese term for a slow, deliberate walk in a forest.
It's no secret that spending time outdoors is good for your health.
Researchers have found that taking a walk in a forest can result in more significant reductions in blood pressure and certain stress hormones than taking the same walk in a city.
- Mike Beezhold, certified nature and forest therapy guide