READ: The film was edited by myself. I decided to focus on her life rather than her death. Though her murder and murderer are quickly covered, I did not want to make the video about Selena’s tragic ending. Rather, I wanted to honor the life of the singer who taught everyone, that the impossible is always possible.


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