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" It's going to take each of us coming together to muster the strength to look in the mirror and ask, 'How can I help create a sustainable health care system for the 21st century?' "
" 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. "
" I think health care is incredibly, incredibly important. "
" 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. "
" So much of the access that I was able to gain with the Autodefensas was over months, not days. "
" With newspapers cutting foreign bureaus and budgets shrinking for long-form, investigative journalism, documentary filmmakers are often filling a void nowadays in the media landscape with their ability to spend time with their stories and subjects. "
" ISIS is an idea. And we have to fight this idea with the same tools that they're using. "
" I found out I wanted to be a filmmaker almost by accident after graduating from college in 2005. "
" You can't win a battle against an idea with bombs, with guns, or militarily. "
" 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. "
" My job is to generate discussion. "
" Bombs are not going to fix ISIS. "
" I think in 'Escape Fire,' we really look at the military as a microcosm for the rest of America. "
" I'm so grateful to be part of the Sundance family. "
" The amount of money that's being put into long-form investigative journalism has become less and less. "
" I don't start out making films with a certain goal in mind. "
" There's this fascination in America that more is better: we want that procedure. And more is not necessarily better when it comes to health care. We as consumers really need to understand that. "
" Health is the one thing we all have in common regardless of race, creed, or income. Everyone should participate in creating the solutions. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I was fascinated by what motivates men and women to fight for what they believe in. "
" If you're going to see 'City of Ghosts' because you want to understand everything about the Syrian conflict and how to fix it, then it's the wrong film to see. "
" We have this fascination that more is better, and we - what we learned was more isn't better ; that more care can actually hurt you. That fascination with the quick fix is often hurting us. One-third of health-care spending doesn't even improve health care. "
" What Americans desperately need is a way to transition from the current system - which is fragmented and focuses on high-cost, high-tech interventions after illness strikes - to a modern system that delivers coordinated, high-touch, lower-cost, patient-centered care with an emphasis on primary care and prevention. "
" Too often, we rely on other people - whether it be politicians or institutions - to effect change. "
" We have a disease care system, not a health care system. "
" I want to move people to think and ponder the question of their own healthcare. And it doesn't need to be political thinking. "
" I was fascinated by what happens when government institutions fail and citizens take the law into their own hands. "
" 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. "
" The contrast of ISIL's videos - which proclaim a fully-functioning and prosperous state - with those of RBSS, which captured the dysfunction and violence of everyday life, is shocking. In a sense, it's a war of ideas, a war of propaganda, a war being waged with cameras and computers, not just guns. "
" 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. "