Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me is a 1961 public service announcement shot mini-documentary style about “Youth For Service”, paid for by an organization called the American Friends Service Committee (a Quaker based company, still very much active today). The film is a fascinating journey into various youth gang subcultures in early 60s San Francisco. Music supplied by The Five Chips provides a groovy spoken word style poetry overlayed with frenetic bongos that set the tone and pace.
Via Dangerous Minds.
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