Talib Kweli says, these movies don't make themselves
Wednesday night we went to a premiere of Digital Dharma, a documentary about Gene Smith, a man whose mission—or passion—was to rescue Tibetan Bhuddhist texts from extinction by digitizing them. The film, by Philadelphia filmmaker Dafna Yachin, reminded us of how the trajectory of one person's life can serve not only as an inspiration to viewers, but as a wonderful way to move through history and enter cultures other than one's own.
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is Attie and Goldwater's third profile of a remarkable woman, and watching Digital Dharma reminded us of why we love biography. We are intrigued by lives well lived, and we are also inspired by them.
If you need a short, persuasive clip to send to your friends to get them to join you as a supporter of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, here's the incomparable Talib Kweli: