To say that independent films need to be half art and half political activism is ridiculous. It’s in these very divided times that activism is VERY partisan and narrative driven, with absolutely zero insight into the other sides point of view. So to use film to further push that agenda only creates more division. Want actual change? Listen and have a conversation with other views. Find common ground. Then use that for your film. At least then you won’t alienate half your audience.
“It is in narrative where filmmakers must make a stronger stand to creatively support these movements.”
You say you want to hold up a mirror to society whether they are ready to face it or not. It’s time you and your way of thinking look in the mirror.
I’m a filmmaker and I don’t support your movement. I don’t support looting and rioting. I don’t support destroying businesses that people have worked their lives for building up. I don’t support violently attacking people for having opposing views. I don’t support absolute conformity in thought or expression. I don’t support ignoring context and only looking at skin color.
There are others like me and we will fight against narrative driven partisan politics destroying things we once loved.