A Word from the Filmmaker
“Young Bolsheviks was written in Spring 2015 while I was substitute teaching in Mckinney, TX, a middle class suburb of Dallas. Two sophomore students, one white, one black, were ranting about the ills of the suburbs and America. They were upset about the overreaching HOA’s, the feminized education system, and more. The ideas, thoughts, and emotions of these two disillusioned first-world youth became Young Bolsheviks.
Although the film focuses on young people, it really describes the overall frustration of Americans with a broken system. No matter where we fall ideologically, we can all agree that something is terribly wrong. Young Bolsheviks is politically neutral, while at the same time Libertarian and free spirited, much like the 1960s in America.
It’s a compassionate look across the aisle, and an honest look in the mirror.”
Eddie Lee Henderson