I don’t think it’s I who have changed; I think the world has. I’m not a pessimist. I think an artist, a film-maker, an ordinary person too, has constantly to say “No” to all the injustices around him. What really matters with a film is how widely it’s distributed—— its influence depends on that. The position an artist takes on matters of right and wrong, his own personal integrity, doesn’t always matter as far as his public image is concerned—though of course I have much more affection for those of my colleagues who stand up against manipulation rather than serving it. All power organizations, the state or the authorities, even the owner of a communications network, however, prefer those who are obedient to those who are not.
(Source: communicants, via communicants)