I’ve always respected @speakerpelosi but hearing her talk tonight at @cnn’s town hall about the importance of the arts to our nation and to our nation healing, I have to say I am touched.
You can tell Speaker Pelosi believes in her words, her eyes literally sparkle as she talks about the impact of the arts!
Hearing a politician speak so passionately about what the arts do, for an artist like myself, is truly inspiring. Much of what she says here in this clip, I have said throughout my life and most recently with my documentary, A Pebble in the Pond.
I have always believed that we can change the world, very literally, through the stories we tell, the discussion we provoke, the actions we inspire.
Artists do so much more than entertain, they illuminate, they educate, they challenge, they lead by example.
Through all the darkness, especially lately, I remain optimistic and hopeful. It’s refreshing to see one of our most powerful elected officials think and feel the same way. #hopeful
#inspired #inspire #lifeisart #artmatters #filmlife #bethechangeyouwanttosee