Documentary filmmaker Tim Gray knows all about deadlines. But he's now working against the most imposing, most important, deadline of his career. The men and women whose stories he tells are dying at the rate of 1,000 a day.
Einstein once said, "Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." By keeping public broadcasting funded, we ensure that Americans have access to this education right in their own homes.
I disagree with a lot of the ways people are framing why and how to "save" public media. We can talk all we want about saving NPR and PBS, but really what we are saving is our own access to information and community.
According to documentary filmmaker Daniel Reed, whose film deals with the fact that during the earthquake, many prisoners escaped, "The Haitians I met were all desperate for security. It's their number one priority."