Press agentry or public concern? We’re going with the latter and bringing you this message from actors Emma Thompson and Gael Garcia Bernal, as well as the animated short we believe is well worth watching.
By Emma Thompson and Gael García Bernal
Don’t get us wrong: we believe in the cautionary power of dystopian stories. As actors, we have both brought to life worlds ravaged by uncontrollable disease, lethal weather, and mad kings. This form of art has a long and rich tradition: it acts as a warning of what is to come if society does not change course. But in times like ours, we’ve been feeling the urge to experiment in something a little more challenging: utopian art. After all, you don’t need much imagination for dystopia these days.