In 1995 Mathieu Kassovitz wrote and directed a film called La Haine – 25 years on and he says that he no longer sees the point of making films anymore, because the power is on the internet. He says ” Now I go on youtube and see really things from real guys filming their life with their phone. Everyone has the internet”.
If this is true why should we still make films? why should we still go to the cinema?
I think engagement is the key to what realities we tune into, whether that be constructively/ critically engaging with what we read/believe.
At least now the gift of the technological world is that we are all storytellers who can share our thoughts, feelings, ideas globally and not just with our neighbours.
La Haine – if you haven’t seen it or heard of it, it is a master piece of cinema and it has real bollocks when it comes to story telling this film doesn’t hold back in anyway. I will not tell you any more about it accept watch it.