Film encompasses so many other arts—music, design, photography—and has the ability to move and affect people in profound ways. As artists, it is our obligation to take the risk of this personal journey.
As educators, we are given the honor and responsibility of standing in front of each student to share not only an expertise but also our human experiences. How can we ask students to risk being personal and vulnerable to the truth of their lives and stories if we are not? A classroom is an environment comprised of individuals, each of whom presents an opportunity for a unique encounter, and it is our responsibility to explore all that is possible in each of those encounters.