1. What’s your favorite political movie?
My father’s films: ROME, OPEN CITY and PAISAN
2. What role do you feel art plays in politics?
Art reflects the emotion of the people. Art provides a glimpse into how we feel as a population.
3. What do you think is the biggest issue for the next generation of Americans?
Protection of the environment
4. Who was the first political candidate you were excited to vote for and why?
Al Gore. I became a US citizen right before the election and this was the first time I was able to vote as an American
5. What factors are important to you in choosing a president?
Sincerity and pragmatism. I’m looking for a candidate that can admit problems and can find a way to solve them
6. What issues would you like to see politicians focus more on?
The economy and how to restore America’s reputation abroad. We also need to learn moderation and prudence, especially around our consumption, and how this can help protect our environment.
7. Which issues would you like to see politicians focus less on?
Political attacks. They distort the truth through sound bites. It’s hard to sort through the noise and understand their positions
8. Which candidate’s initiatives do you feel better address environmental concerns?
9. This is your soapbox – shout it out! What do you need to get off your chest?
America has always been a role model to the rest of the world. We need to restore our reputation abroad
10. Do you have any recommended links, books or movies so people can learn more about the issues you care about?
Learn history. It’s amazing how things repeat themselves. Look back to look forward.
Extra Credit: Fill in the blank. _________ for change.
OBAMA for a change.
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