It’s a short, raw, front-line view of what I’ve seen in the last three weeks. It’s my way of coping with the sadness I feel for our country. It’s about our human condition and current life in this historical American moment.
I use irony in the film, because the same social issues; poverty and institutional racism, found in the 1968 Kerner Commission report, were the primary reasons for the late 1960’s riots. But, instead of resolving these important issues then, the USA – spent the tax dollars on a space program.
History ironically repeated itself, when our current president T, attended the May 30th, 2020 SpaceX launch – while our American cites were rioting over the same issues of the late 1960’s.
All that said, Moonshot ends optimistically.
JFK sets a surreal tone and has the uniting leadership skills we need in times like these. This is our countries moonshot moment, and I hope we can set a higher American standard and unite our country.
With pride, I’m dedicating my work to BLM and Simone Jacques, the 17 year-old Mission High School student that organized the inspiring: 10,000 strong, peaceful, BLM Mission neighborhood march – with zero looting and no arrests. That was my first time to see American democracy like that – I teared-up while filming and was moved by the diversity of the marchers. It was beautiful and the police did a great job too – credit to the SFPD.
Turn it up.