This week on The Tanya Acker Show, I talk to two filmmakers whose movies shine a light on how we engage with each other.
Who and/or what is influencing the way we prioritize issues – or even what we take as a “fact” in the first place? What are the tactics being used to maximize our discord and conflicts with one another, effectively keeping us in a state of paralysis as we battle it out? How much of our public conversation with one another actually reflects the issues that We the People really care about?
I interviewed David Smick, writer and director of the film Stars and Strife, which is now available on Starz. Stars and Strife explores how we’re being crippled by our hatreds.
I also spoke to Javier Alberto Botero, lead producer and co-director of the HBO film Agents of Chaos, which examines Russian interference in our 2016 election and its potential implications for us going forward.
Take a listen. And please, remember to vote.