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" I'm so grateful to be part of the Sundance family. "
" There's a wide range of motivations that led folks to patrol the border, to be part of Arizona Border Recon. "
" In the Affordable Care Act, Congress provided access to medical care for nearly 30 million uninsured Americans. Access is critically important, but offering access to an already broken system won't provide a lasting cure. We need to ask and answer the underlying question: Access to what? "
" I was fascinated by what motivates men and women to fight for what they believe in. "
" I think health care is incredibly, incredibly important. "
" I almost obsessively began reading about what was happening with the so-called Islamic State. But I couldn't find an angle on the story. "
" My favorite way of making films - and what has allowed me to get key scenes in 'Cartel Land' and 'City of Ghosts' - has been when I've been able to operate alone. "
" My dad sent me a clipping about the self-defence militias in Mexico. Immediately, when I read it, I knew I wanted to create a parallel story about vigilantes on both sides of the border. "
" We have a disease care system, not a health care system. "
" The story is supposed to change; it's supposed to evolve. In making 'Cartel Land,' I ended up with a much, much different story than I started with. "
" Sound is the most important thing on any film, especially documentaries. "
" Health care has become a political football that is being tossed back and forth by both sides in Washington. And it's divided our country. "
" At medical centers such as the Cleveland Clinic and Kaiser Permanente, teams of doctors and nurses provide coordinated care while working for salary instead of getting paid for every procedure. "
" I have faith in an audience being able to interpret complex material. "
" So much of the access that I was able to gain with the Autodefensas was over months, not days. "
" I landed a job at HBO, working for two years on the 'The Alzheimer's Project,' which aired in May 2009. I was fortunate to work with a great mentor, producer John Hoffman, and the amazing doc filmmaker Susan Froemke. "
" When you are part of a cartel, you don't have a Costco card that says, 'I'm a card-carrying member of the cartel.' "
" I want to move people to think and ponder the question of their own healthcare. And it doesn't need to be political thinking. "
" Sundance is incredible and has been very important for my career as a filmmaker, but it's also not the only route to success. There are a ton of great movies that don't get in and go on and do wonderfully. "
" Health is the one thing we all have in common regardless of race, creed, or income. Everyone should participate in creating the solutions. "
" I barely speak Spanish. "
" I went on a cross-country trip with three buddies to find out what our generation is about. I bought a video camera, started shooting, learned as I went, and ended up with 'Our Time,' a feature-length documentary about what it's like to be young in America. I was hooked. "
" In my humble opinion, propaganda is one of the most evil tools humans have used against humans throughout history to justify wars, justify atrocities, justify evil. ISIS has taken it to a new extreme. "
" 'Cartel Land' explores what happens when - in a Mexican society without order, law or security - vendettas, terror, and corruption go hand in hand with the pursuit of a better world. "
" We have a fee-for-service system that rewards quantity, not quality: profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. So doctors order more tests, more procedures, and more drugs - we actually consume more prescription drugs in the U.S. than the rest of the world combined. "
" I love the challenge of taking these really complicated subjects and trying to humanise them. "
" I'm not a war reporter. "
" Too often, we rely on other people - whether it be politicians or institutions - to effect change. "
" I found out I wanted to be a filmmaker almost by accident after graduating from college in 2005. "
" I was fascinated by what happens when government institutions fail and citizens take the law into their own hands. "
" It's hard making people sitting in hotel rooms interesting. "