People should know that their work is in their own hands – Tilda Swinton

It just occurs to me that people should know that their work is in their own hands…

When art becomes part of the whole capitalist objective, the story is, the theme tune is, that art, and culture, and life, is actually out of human hands. ‘Oh no you better leave it to people with money. Oh no you can’t make a film unless you have 12 million dollars, and they have to be dollars, they can’t be pounds or euros or whatever’.

And this feeling that it is impossible to see a film on the big screen outside of a Multiplex. Or to make a film that came out of your own head. You have to put it through a committee of 15 people.

It is not true. It never was true. And it still isn’t true.

But there is this constant barrage of discouragement of feeling your work, your art, your life in your own hands.

And if I have any kind of mission, it’s just to remind people that that’s the case.

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