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One of the strangest films yet encountered in the AT&T Archives, this piece exemplifies the hippie era through themes of miscommunication and the generation gap.

A film in the spirit of Free to be You and Me (though pre-dating it by a year, and for everyone, not just children). The goal of the film might have been to improve communications within/around the company, or, PSA-style, to improve communications for everyone. The film has a number of skits/pieces/stories about communication. It's a serious, well-produced, sophisticated period piece, but its purpose is still a bit mysterious. And, viewed through the lens of time, It can seem downright amusing as much as it is perplexing.

Music: Folk-rock musicians Barbara and Ernie
Producer: Cinegraphique, Inc.

Footage courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center, Warren, NJ

Release date: 04/01/2011