Last quote by Barry Jenkins
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When I made this film, I thought five people would watch it.
No matter who wins the election, I think my duty as an American filmmaker will be to give voice to whatever shift in the climate takes place as a result of that election.
I think our story, for its specificity of character and place, is giving voice to a world and a certain kind of person that normally is unheard.
There is a candidate running for president right now who probably doesn't know anybody like the people he disparages quite often.
When I read Tarell's (McCraney) piece it grabbed me in such a way that I thought it would be cowardly to not make it. To be moved, so moved by something, and as someone who's a visual storyteller, to not create… at least attempt to create a story out of it would have been, I think, a cowardly act. So, again, I'm happy that the movie is getting the attention it is but at first it was about doing justice to the characters.