Chris Dean and the Commercial Appeal’s Alan Spearman came to my journalism class last week to share “As I Am” with my class. “As I Am” is a short film by Alan Spearman that takes us through Chris Dean’s life in South Memphis. The film helped us see a different community, a community that many people are not used to seeing. I wanted to put this film on my blog because I think it visually supports people giving back to people less fortunate than they are. We don’t know where people come from. We never know their story.